Tamil Classes

Tamil classes are held every Saturday at 3:30 pm in the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church located at 6596 Columbia Park Court Jacksonville FL 32258 Tamil Palli Location. There are currently two batches - junior and senior.

The senior batch class is taught by Mahesh Muthukumar for children who have been attending Tamil classes for more than 2 years and have reached a higher level of reading and writing.

Krish Seetharaman teaches the junior class where students enrolled in 2011 and have achieved the level of reading and writing words and forming small sentences. You can enroll your child / children to the Tamil classes anytime - just bring them in on a Saturday morning.

Krish Seetharaman
Phone:  (904) 655 - 8025 (c)
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Mahesh Muthukumar
Phone: (904) 422 - 3930 (c)
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JTM is grateful to Mr. Krishnamoorthy and Mr. Maheshkumar for teaching Tamil to our kids for the past 12 years. Their dedication and the service is invaluable.

Jacksonville Tamil School

Since our Tamil community has grown tremendously over the last few years, it was decided in the JTM’s GBM in October 2012 to run Tamil classes by JTM member volunteers, in addition to the Tamil classes run in the Temple today by Krish and Mahesh.

To begin with, we have a formalized team called the Jacksonville Tamil Education Committee (JTEC). The members of this committee are from Jacksonville Tamil Mandram. The focus of the committee is to ensure the Jacksonville Tamil School follows a structured streamlined curriculum, planned schedules to cover the syllabus, and to support the teaching faculty as well.

In 2013, we started with 31 students in all. Until 2014 the primary focus of the Tamil classes was on spoken Tamil and recognizing the Tamil alphabets.

In 2014, JTEC decided to expand the syllabus and restructuring the Tamil classes for the betterment of our children and of the Jacksonville Tamil community as a whole. So we have registered the JTM Tamil School with American Tamil Academy (ATA). ATA is a combined effort from all Tamil communities across the United States to help our children from K – 12 grades to learn Tamil and thus earn language credits. There are about 68 Tamil schools throughout USA that are members of ATA.

Now, for academic year 2016-17, we have 72 enrolled students from grades K-3.

Following the streamlined process, the next step is to get the accreditation for our JTM Tamil School. This will help us take Tamil to the high schools to be taught as a secondary language.

Yes, like Spanish, French and Chinese languages taught in schools today, Tamil will be another recognized language taught in our schools. Wonderful, isn’t it?

In order for us to get there, we need your tremendous support. Please send your children to our Tamil school.

Our registration for new students will start around April or May and the regular classes will commence during September and follow the academic school year calendar.

Thank you to all the parents who have registered their children (existing students) to level 1. It is truly motivating to see your interest and enthusiasm. Please continue your support in helping take our Tamil School to the next level.

Together we will make Bharathi’s dream come true...தமிழ் இனி அமெரிக்க பள்ளிகளிலும் வாழும்!!

JTEC members today

Kathiravan Periasamy

Thamarai Guhan

Devi Ramesh

Subha Karthik

Satish Pandiarajan

Pradeepa Ragupathi

Nirmala Sekar

Anu Saravanan

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