சிநேகம் தமிழ் பாடசாலை (STP)

Part of Tamil Sneham

School Reg.

Tamil School - Tampa & Lutz



It is a part of Tamil Sneham's mission to impart in our children a sense of awareness and pride in our heritage so that they can grow up upholding the virtues of our culture in our adopted country. Language is an important component of our culture and serves as a bond between members of our community who share the same linguistic heritage. We encourage all parents to make their children conversant in their native language so that it can serve as a medium of communication with them. Toward this end, our organization is coordinating the study of Tamil language at University Area Community Center ( 14013 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL – 33613), taught by volunteer- teachers. These classes are intended for children of Tamil parents who are interested in teaching their children a basic knowledge of the language. We provide the syllabus and teaching aids to the teachers and conduct competitions among children on their knowledge of the language.



Preschool 2

Oral: Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Weekdays, moths, numbers, Relations, colors, body parts, Vegetables, fruits, flowers, Farm animals, wild animals, birds

Skills: Writing motor skills. Coloring skills.



















Basic 1

Core Language Skills: Letters/ Alphabet: உயிர் எழுத்துக்கள், மெய் எழுத்துக்கள், உயிர்மெய் எழுத்துக்கள் : க -ன , & கா - னா . Two letter Words

Grammar: Differentiate long/short sounds Hard, soft and medial consonants.

Reading: Read simple words. Reading simple phrases.

Writing: Write letters and words.

Oral: Actions (walk,run, read, write,listen, etc),Days of the week, Numbers, relations, colors, body parts, vegetables, fruits, flowers, house animals, wild animals, and birds. Recite short rhymes, Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Project: Family members, numbers, vegetables and fruits.



Basic 2

Core Language Skills: Letters/ Alphabet: உயிர் மெய் எழுத்துக்கள்: கி - னி, கீ - னீ , கு - னு & கூ - னூ . Two letter Words

Grammar: Differentiate long/short sounds. Introduction to pronouns.

Reading: Read simple words. Reading simple phrases.

Writing: Write letters and words. Write words based on its pronunciation.

Oral: Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Pronouns (I. you, he, she, it, we, they), Common words used at home (plate, food, brush, bath, Letters and words, and Days of the week. Skillset 3 of 12 etc), taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), Days of the week, Months, numbers, body parts. Recite short rhymes Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Project: Letters and words, and Days of the week..

Grade 1

Core Language Skills: Entire Tamil alphabet set. Complete learning of: உயிர் எழுத்துக்கள், மெய் எழுத்துக்கள், உயிர் மெய் எழுத்துக்கள். Words and simple phrases/ sentences/ paragraphs and short stories. Learn how to break a word into its components.

Grammar: Differentiate long/short sounds; start to differentiate hard and soft sounds in letters. Pronouns.

Reading: Read phrases, simple sentences and short stories. Comprehend what is read.

Writing: Write entire alphabets, words, and simple sentences.

Oral: Taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), seasons, colors, vegetables, fruits, farm animals, wild animals, sounds of animals and birds, pronouns and directions. Topics on family, school, friendship, health, sun and rain. Narrate incidents and stories, talk about an animal/bird/festival. Answer to simple oral questions.

Project: On letters and words, family, seasons, Tamil months, days of the weeks, summary of a story and describing their favorite characters and scene from that story.













Grade 2

Core Language Skills: Introduce new words, their pronunciation, meaning and usage, in addition to the basic vocabulary words learnt in prior grades, Read sentences fluently.Make simple oral sentences. Story building based on picture(s). Rearranging sentences in the correct order.

Grammar: ஒலி வேறுபாடு, ஆண்பால் - பெண்பால் , குறில் - நெடில் வாக்கியங்கள், எகர - ஒகர வேறுபாட்டுச் சொற்கள், ஏகார -ஓகார வேறுபாட்டுச் சொற்கள், வினாஎழுத்துக்கள்.

Reading: Read stories and songs and comprehend their meaning. .

Writing: Write words and simple sentences.
Fill in the conversations based on the pictures given. Understand the sentence and fill in the suitable word.

Oral: Discuss about different places and situations in Tamil. Follow instructions in Tamil. Conversational topics on savings, market, park, mother’s y etc. Create their own book on animals (based on the type of food they eat, farm animals, wild animals, pet birds and wild birds).

Project: Creating their own stories with moral, Talking on different topics like their favorite book, fruit, vegetable, festival etc.











Grade 3

Core Language Skills: Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words. வடமொழிச் சொற்கள், உயிரினங்களின் ஒலிகள், ர ,ற ,ன ,ண ,ல, ள ,ழ வேறுபாடுகள், நிறுத்தல் குறி (punctuation marks), Introducing வேற்றுமை உருபுகள் ஒருமை பன்மை வினையடை, பெயரடை , தன்மை ,முன்னிலை ,படர்க்கை வாக்கியங்களை வரிசைப்படுத்து, காலங்கள் இரட்டைக் கிழவி வினா எழுத்து .

Grammar: ர ,ற ,ன ,ண ,ல, ள ,ழ வேறுபாடுகள், நிறுத்தல் குறி (punctuation marks), Introducing வேற்றுமை உருபுகள் ஒருமை பன்மை வினையடை, பெயரடை , தன்மை ,முன்னிலை ,படர்க்கை வாக்கியங்களை வரிசைப்படுத்து, காலங்கள் இரட்டைக் கிழவி வினா எழுத்து .

Reading: Ability to read without any help. Read stories and comprehend their meaning. Read about Athichudi Thirukkural and comprehend their meaning.

Writing: Write a sentence with correct vettrumai urubu. Learn to write sentences with adjectives and adverb. Able to arrange simple sentences in order. (3 words)
Introducing comprehension. Able to write a short story using the pictures provided.

Oral: Narrate incidents and stories without much prompting, should have the ability to describe places and things, converse well in Tamil and answer questions asked in Tamil.Converse on topics about zoo, school, outing, places, market,bird park.Create own stories using picture clips.Conversation through games. Project presentations - Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Project: Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Grade 4

Core Language Skills: Entire Tamil alphabet set. Complete learning of: உயிர் எழுத்துக்கள், மெய் எழுத்துக்கள், உயிர் மெய் எழுத்துக்கள். Words and simple phrases/ sentences/ paragraphs and short stories. Learn how to break a word into its components.

Grammar: Differentiate long/short sounds; start to differentiate hard and soft sounds in letters. Pronouns.

Reading: Read phrases, simple sentences and short stories. Comprehend what is read.

Writing: Write entire alphabets, words, and simple sentences.

Oral: Taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), seasons, colors, vegetables, fruits, farm animals, wild animals, sounds of animals and birds, pronouns and directions. Topics on family, school, friendship, health, sun and rain. Narrate incidents and stories, talk about an animal/bird/festival. Answer to simple oral questions.

Project: On letters and words, family, seasons, Tamil months, days of the weeks, summary of a story and describing their favorite characters and scene from that story.













Grade 5

Core Language Skills: Introduce new words, their pronunciation, meaning and usage, in addition to the basic vocabulary words learnt in prior grades, Read sentences fluently.Make simple oral sentences. Story building based on picture(s). Rearranging sentences in the correct order.

Grammar: ஒலி வேறுபாடு, ஆண்பால் - பெண்பால் , குறில் - நெடில் வாக்கியங்கள், எகர - ஒகர வேறுபாட்டுச் சொற்கள், ஏகார -ஓகார வேறுபாட்டுச் சொற்கள், வினாஎழுத்துக்கள்.

Reading: Read stories and songs and comprehend their meaning. .

Writing: Write words and simple sentences.
Fill in the conversations based on the pictures given. Understand the sentence and fill in the suitable word.

Oral: Discuss about different places and situations in Tamil. Follow instructions in Tamil. Conversational topics on savings, market, park, mother’s y etc. Create their own book on animals (based on the type of food they eat, farm animals, wild animals, pet birds and wild birds).

Project: Creating their own stories with moral, Talking on different topics like their favorite book, fruit, vegetable, festival etc.











Grade 6

Core Language Skills: Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words. வடமொழிச் சொற்கள், உயிரினங்களின் ஒலிகள், ர ,ற ,ன ,ண ,ல, ள ,ழ வேறுபாடுகள், நிறுத்தல் குறி (punctuation marks), Introducing வேற்றுமை உருபுகள் ஒருமை பன்மை வினையடை, பெயரடை , தன்மை ,முன்னிலை ,படர்க்கை வாக்கியங்களை வரிசைப்படுத்து, காலங்கள் இரட்டைக் கிழவி வினா எழுத்து .

Grammar: ர ,ற ,ன ,ண ,ல, ள ,ழ வேறுபாடுகள், நிறுத்தல் குறி (punctuation marks), Introducing வேற்றுமை உருபுகள் ஒருமை பன்மை வினையடை, பெயரடை , தன்மை ,முன்னிலை ,படர்க்கை வாக்கியங்களை வரிசைப்படுத்து, காலங்கள் இரட்டைக் கிழவி வினா எழுத்து .

Reading: Ability to read without any help. Read stories and comprehend their meaning. Read about Athichudi Thirukkural and comprehend their meaning.

Writing: Write a sentence with correct vettrumai urubu. Learn to write sentences with adjectives and adverb. Able to arrange simple sentences in order. (3 words)
Introducing comprehension. Able to write a short story using the pictures provided.

Oral: Narrate incidents and stories without much prompting, should have the ability to describe places and things, converse well in Tamil and answer questions asked in Tamil.Converse on topics about zoo, school, outing, places, market,bird park.Create own stories using picture clips.Conversation through games. Project presentations - Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Project: Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Grade 7

Core Language Skills: Entire Tamil alphabet set. Complete learning of: உயிர் எழுத்துக்கள், மெய் எழுத்துக்கள், உயிர் மெய் எழுத்துக்கள். Words and simple phrases/ sentences/ paragraphs and short stories. Learn how to break a word into its components.

Grammar: Differentiate long/short sounds; start to differentiate hard and soft sounds in letters. Pronouns.

Reading: Read phrases, simple sentences and short stories. Comprehend what is read.

Writing: Write entire alphabets, words, and simple sentences.

Oral: Taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), seasons, colors, vegetables, fruits, farm animals, wild animals, sounds of animals and birds, pronouns and directions. Topics on family, school, friendship, health, sun and rain. Narrate incidents and stories, talk about an animal/bird/festival. Answer to simple oral questions.

Project: On letters and words, family, seasons, Tamil months, days of the weeks, summary of a story and describing their favorite characters and scene from that story.

If you are interested in serving as teachers or in enrolling your child in one of the classes, please write to contact@tamilsneham.org


For additional details :

Anita : 813-528-3107