Academics

Skill Sets for available classes at Los Angeles Tamil School

Grade Level

Age

Skills

Reading

Writing

Oral/Conversation

Basic - 1

5 and above

 

Letters/ Alphabet: uyir ezhutthu,, mey ezhuththu, uyir mey ezhuththu

Two letter Words

Differentiate long/short sounds

Simple words with letters from core language.

 

Simple Phrase reading

Letters

Words

 

 

 

Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Weekdays,  Numbers, relations, colors, body parts, vegetables, fruits, flowers, house animals, wild animals, , birds.

Recite short rhymes

Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Advanced Basic

(Basic 1 + these)

 

7 and above

 

uyir mei ezhuthhi: kaa to naa.  ki to ni, kii to nii, ku to nu and kuu to nuu

two letter and three letter Words and simple phrases

 

Differentiate long/short sounds

Simple words with letters from core language.

 

Simple sentences/Phrase reading

Letters

Words

Sentences

 

Ability to spell words based on pronunciation

Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Persons (you, me, he, she, we, they, etc), Common terms used at home (plate, cup, food, brush, bath, etc), taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), Weekdays, Months, numbers,   body parts.

Recite short rhymes

Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Grade - 1

7 and above

 

Entire Tamil alphabet set

Words and simple sentences/phrases/paragraphs.

Basic set of vocabulary.

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

Read sentences and phrases.

 

Comprehend what is read

Entire alphabet,

Words,

Sentences,

 

Ability to spell words.

 Common terms used at home (plate, cup, food, brush, bath, etc), taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc),  Seasons, colors, Vegetables, fruits, flowers, house animals, wild animals, Farm animals, Directions, Sounds

Narrate incidents and stories, talk about an animal/bird/festival (given a few questions prompting the narration).

Grade - 2

8 and above

 

Soft/Hard sounds, Know vadamozhi letters. Know the Tamil alphabet thoroughly.

Simple verbs – tense changes,

gender changes, number changes.

Start to build simple sentences

without vEtrumai uRubu.

Read simple

sentences fluently

and comprehend.

 

Read simple

paragraphs and

essays and

comprehend.

Words, sentences

 

Ability to spell

words

 

Make simple 2/3 word sentences.

Narrate incidents and stories.

 

Describe an item (Color, taste, smell etc.)

 

You may refer to CTA's skills page here for grade's offered at CTA locations and corresponding skill sets
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