The goals of Richmond Tamil School is to provide a fun and interactive learning experience to the kids of Tamil community in Richmond to sufficiently learn Tamil language to be able to practically understand, speak, read, and write Tamil. The objective is not to make the kids experts in Tamil language, but rather teach them enough to enable them
to enjoy a conversation with grandparents and parents
to have a fun family time watching a Tamil movie with the whole family
to be able to manage getting around when they are in Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil speaking community in Richmond, VA is growing at a rapid pace and we want these children to have the opportunity to learn the language that their parents and family spoke at home and love eternally. Being a multilingual has several advantages that extend beyond linguistic knowledge. It has substantial cognitive, social, personal, academic, economic, and professional benefits that have been well documented. We believe that this effort will go a long way in stimulating children’s brains and achieving the benefits listed above.