Language Modules - Tamil

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2013-2014
Module Code Module Name
LAL1201 Tamil 1
LAL2201 Tamil 2
Semester II, 2013-2014
Module Code Module Name
LAL1201 Tamil 1
LAL2201 Tamil 2
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAL1201 Tamil 1 4 Only for beginners who do not have formal and informal knowledge in Tamil. Students with prior knowledge must sit for a placement test to be allocated to a suitable level. NIL
LAL2201 Tamil 2 4 Pre-requisite: Passed LAL1201 or placement test. NIL

LAL1201 Tamil 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-3-0-0-5 Only for beginners who do not have formal and informal knowledge in Tamil. Students with prior knowledge must sit for a placement test to be allocated to a suitable level. NIL NIL

LAL2201 Tamil 2

This module is a follow up to and continuation of Tamil 1. By the end of the module, students are expected to have a good grammatical understanding of the Tamil language and to have a vocabulary which makes it possible for them to handle all four aspects in Tamil language learning (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with ease and effectiveness. There will be an introduction to features of idiomatic Tamil and to everyday usages. Students will be able to write short compositions and letters and to read newspaper articles, stories and short poems.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-3-0-0-5 Passed LAL1201 or placement test. NIL NIL
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week