“AAdi Paadi Tamizh Padi”: Oxford University Press launches a course in Tamil for Primary School Students
The Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press today announced the launch of “Aadi Paadi Tamizh Padi” (learning Tamil through song and dance), a course series for primary school students, designed to generate interest and develop awareness on the richness of the Tamil (Tamizh) language. The OUP released the Tamil course in Chennai today in presence of Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, Managing Director, OUP India and Dr. V.Irai Anbu.
This comprehensive, yet simple Tamil course, is broadly based on the TNSCERT curriculum, and endeavours to make teaching and learning of Tamil a more enjoyable experience for teachers and learners alike.
The key attendees at the event included Dr. V. Irai Anbu, IAS, Principal Secretary, Director Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, Chennai; Shyamala Ramesh Babu and Priya Bharat, both authors of the Aadi Paadi Tamizh Padi course series; Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, Managing Director, OUP India, Rema Arunachalam, Director – School Education Publishing, OUP India and Sanjoy Majumder, Associate Director – Sales, School Education.
Speaking at the launch event, Venkateswaran, said: “OUP is delighted to release a course in Tamil for primary school students, and I congratulate the authors and editorial teams for developing such an interactive and holistic series. I am confident that schools teaching Tamil language will find this series not just pedagogically advanced but also extremely student-friendly. The development of this course series is another example of OUP’s firm commitment to language publishing.”
Dr. Anbu, addressed the gathering at the launch event by speaking on an interesting topic ‘Inimai Tamizh Mozhi Emadhu’ (Our Tamil language is sweet). The first copies of the books were received by the following special guests:
o Mr. M.T.Umasankar, Correspondent, Bharathidasan Matric Higher Secondary School, Tiruvallur
o Mr. Purushothaman B, Senior Principal and Correspondent, Everwin Group of Schools
o Ms. Bhanumathy Gunasekharan, Academic Advisor, Best Schools, Tanjore & Secretary, Academic Council, SCS Hr Sec School, Chrompet
o Ms. Sundhari, Senior Principal, Kolasaraswathi School, Chennai
The Aadi Paadi Tamizh Padi course book series is designed to enhance the learning skills and develop language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) among the primary school learners. The lessons are designed along with activities, with well-defined learning objectives, learning outcomes, values and life skills, thus, providing a holistic learning. The text books provide useful facts about the Tamil language and promote activity based learning modules. The series has a suite of features that enable enhanced learning, hones problem solving skills and helps to develop fluent communication skills.
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