TAMIL is one of the major Dravidian languages spoken in southern India, for more than 2500 years. The antiquity of the language is relatively high. It has a high literary and grammatical tradition.
The word 'TAMIL' is made up of three letters
About the City
Madurai is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. The city was planned in the pattern of a lotus flower with the great Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple as its center. Madurai is the Second largest city in TamilNadu. It is in an inland location almost equidistant between the East and West coasts and the Southern tip of India. Once best known for its temple, Madurai today is an amalgam of antiquity and modernity. Old Madurai, heartland of Tamil culture, was known historically to the West as the Athens of the East.
Madurai was the first capital of the Pandyas, patrons of the 'Tamil Sangam'.
|Monday||Conversation||News paper Reading||Break||Radio Listening||Film preparation / Monolingual guest||Lunch||Local Trip|
|Tuesday||Grammar||Film / Situational conversation / Social function||Break||Tutorial||Pronunciation / Dictation / Oral Presentation||Lunch||***|
|Wednesday||Literature||Tutorial||Break||Magazine Reading||Grammar Review||Lunch||Zero hour|
|Thursday||Error correction||Tutorial||Break||Film review / Review of the monolingual guest tape||Cooking / Skit / Language Game||Lunch||***|
|Friday||Vocabulary Review||Tutorial||Break||Test||Feed Back & Planning (Teachers & Students )||Lunch||***|
AIIS assists students in finding local accommodation within a reasonable commuting distance of the Language Program center. Depending on the size of the Program and the availability of suitable accommodations, students are sometimes housed in furnished apartments, but more commonly live in "paying guest" or "home-stay" arrangements in private homes, preferably with families who speak the target language. Detailed guidelines will also be sent to students once they are accepted into an AIIS Program.
American Institute of Indian Studies
Tamil Language Program Center → Madurai
Expenditure information sheet 2013-14
|Item||In Rupees||In Dollars, One USD = Rs. 60|
|House/ Flat rent (Including AC, breakfast , dinner, and meals on holidays)||8000.00 + electricity ( as per consumption)||133|
|Host family rent (Including Non ACbut with cooler, breakfast , dinner, and meals on holidays||7000- 8000 + electricity as per consumption||---|
|Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner rate in a decent hotel (per month for regular South Indian food)||6000.00||100|
|Host family rent payment mode||CASH (payment made through the Center)||---|
|Laundry charges ( per cloth)+ Maintenance||1000.00(per month)||17|
|Conveyance to and from LP Center ( average)||By bus (public transport): 400 By Auto rickshaw : 2000.00||7 - 33|
|Internet ( for buying a data card ( Tata photon/ Reliance)||TATA 1500 + Plan Charge (starting from 250)||25|
|Lunch rate at the program house ( Monday-Friday) Breakfast & Lunch at the Center @ Rs.100/-||2500.00||42|
|Gym charges and membership charges Swimming : Public Pool||1500 per month Rs.600/- per month||25 - 10|
|International courier charges, Post office||1 kg : 3352 1.5kgs: 3913 2 kgs : 4474 7 kgs. :5000||56 65 74.5 83|
|Entertainment ( ticket charges at film theater )||150||2.5|
|Mobile set and SIM card ( Basic model)||1500 + plan charge||25 +|
|Doctor Consultation fees||500 /- per consultation||8|
|Music classes like Kathak, singing, harmonium, sitar learning etc ( Per hour charges)||Yoga Rs.800/- per month Dance : Rs.100/- per class||13 1.6|
|ISD Calling USA /Per minute||6.00 per minute ( regular) 0.60 per minute (special plan )||--|
|Drinking Water (per month) Water filter ( one time purchase )||500.00 1500.00||8 - 25|
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