Friday, 18 October 2013

Free online resources to learn Indian languages

I have found courses to learn six modern Indian languages. The people at the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) have designed these courses. The scholarship of the institute is undisputed. You can safely jump into their learning materials and come out conversant in the language of your choice.

These courses are available for Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, and Kannada.
Bhartiya Bhasha Jyoti hosts courses for five languages, other than Kannada. The language of instruction is Hindi. The course for Kannada is found on this web page: CIIL Learn Kannada. They teach through English here.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Weekly report - 20130922

This is the first weekly report. I am already two days late in posting this. I was in New Delhi to attend a small party. Wasted two days there. When I returned yesterday I was so tired I did not take up books. An assiduous Korean friend took a two-hour class. That was the only thing I did yesterday. The day before I left for New Delhi had not been productive either. I did not do anything that day. Together I have wasted four days after five days' study.