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We hope the following classroom materials, curricular plans, lesson plans, and other resources will facilitate teaching and learning Malayalam. In collaboration with the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), the Department of Asian Studies and South Asia Institute support the ongoing creation of OER for Malayalam.
The Malayalam Script
An in-depth introduction to the Malayalam writing system.
Malayalam Pronunciation: The Basics
Learn the basic building blocks of Malayalam pronunciation, includes audio examples.
Malayalam Pronunciation: Beyond the Basics
Strategies to overcome common Malayalam pronunciation challenges.
Malayalam Script Recognition (Quizlets)
Practice your script recognition with four levels of Quizlets.
A guide to how Malayalam standardizes pronunciation changes in writing.
Practice your listening, speaking, and reading skills with this set of conversations from a variety of settings.
Malayalam Word Searches
Themed lists of Malayalam vocabulary and associated word search games.
See how many of these Malayalam tongue twisters you can master!
Time in Malayalam
How to talk about time, including hours, days, and months in the Malayalam calendar.
Festivals and Events
Dive into some reading practice and learn about some of the many festivals and events in Kerala.
A Guide to Ōmanattiṅkaḷ Kiṭāvō
A multimedia guide to perhaps the most beloved lullaby in Malayalam.
Typing in Malayalam
A quick visual guide to typing Malayalam in iOS and mac OS.
Teaching Malayalam? Check out these engaging lesson plans that target specific ACTFL standards.
Full access to the text and audio lessons from Rodney Moag’s “Malayalam: A University Course and Reference Grammar”
A categorized and annotated set of links related to Malayalam and Kerala studies.