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December 22, 2007 Posted by | Learn Kannada | Leave a comment

Kannada Speaking-Weblearning Program

Kannada Speaking Program


To make the courses easy-to-follow, all lessons are taught in English.

They have Kannada written in English to help you to read and speak Kannada.


 #301: Beginner level 1 Kannada Speaking Course

 #302: Beginner level 2 Kannada Speaking Course

This course is for level 2 learners. The course assumes that you have basic level knowledge about Kannada (or have gone through our level 1 course). It is comprised of lessons that help you learn grammatical, situational, environmental, behavioral, and lingual aspects of Kannada.

q       The grammatical aspects include correlatives and temporal, active and passive voice and transformation of sentences. 

q       The situational aspects comprise of words/sentences/conversations used in specific situations such as while one goes shopping, studying, traveling, having meals, giving instruction and ordering, operating in the office, conducting normal day-to-day business, etc. 

q       The environmental aspects contain topics like weather, climate, home, animals, birds, and insects. 

q       The behavioral aspects include sentences with reference to “emotions” and “reactions” in our day-to-day life such as showing affection, anger, quarrel, expressing sadness, extending apologies and sympathies, and while refusing, believing, requesting and providing encouragement. 

q       Finally, the lingual aspects cover some interesting subjects like proverbs, riddles, sayings and so on.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | Learn Kannada | 5 Comments

Free Kannada classes

Free Kannada classes
Vijayabharathi Pre-University College in collaboration with the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka, is organising free Kannada speaking classes for non-Kannadigas from the 2nd week of July 2007. Duration of the course is 2 months. The classes will be held in the college campus between 5 pm and 7 pm thrice a week, and will be conducted by expert teachers. There is no restriction on age and qualification for the participants. After successful completion of the course, certificates will be issued to the participants. For admissions, those interested can contact,
The Principal, Vijayabharathi Pre-University College, No 89, Charles Campbel Road, Cox Town, Bangalore – 560005. Phone: 41253888, 41253640.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | KANNADA CLASS, Kannada Lessons, Learn Kannada | 2 Comments

Spoken Kannada classes

Spoken Kannada classes
Kannada Prasaara Parishat  has commenced its next batch of Spoken Kannada, Kannada script learning and higher Kannada classes. The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1pm, at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road, (Near Mayo hall Garuda Mall), Bangalore. For further details contact B V Raghavan – 94488 78569 / H V Nataraj – 98456 80958.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Lessons, Learn Kannada | 15 Comments

Language with love

Language with love


H.G. Srinivasa Prasad, who has been teaching Kannada to non- Kannadigas for the last 18 years, firmly believes that language can never be taught by force.


ONE OFTEN hears the complaint that non-Kannadigas living in Bangalore make no effort to learn Kannada. But the question can be turned on its head: Why doesn’t Bangalore teach the language of the land to those who come from outside the State? This phenomenon, after all, is peculiar to Bangalore. Non-Kannadigas in towns such as Mysore or Shimoga, one often finds, speak better Kannada than the native speakers themselves.

H.G. Srinivasa Prasad, who has been teaching Kannada to non-Kannadigas for the last 18 years, says: “The problem is that people in Bangalore start talking to a person in his language even before he makes an effort to speak our language. Non-Kannadigas are willing to learn Kannada, but we are not willing to teach them.” Mr. Prasad cites the example of one of his students, a research scholar from London, who came to Karnataka to do some fieldwork. “She desperately wanted to learn Kannada, but people insisted on speaking to her in English wherever she went.” Finally, she had to tell them: “Look here, I don’t know English. Please speak to me in Kannada.”

It is this language scene, characteristic of Bangalore, that makes a conscious effort at teaching Kannada necessary, feels Mr. Prasad. For the last 18 years, he has been conducting classes in “practical Kannada” to a spectrum of non-Kannadiga residents of Bangalore.

His students include doctors, nurses, software engineers, lawyers, teachers, and so on. Some of the classes conducted are sponsored by the Kannada Development Authority and the Department of Kannada and Culture. Mr. Prasad and a few of his like-minded friends have now come together to form Kannada Prasara Parishat, to propagate Kannada.

For Mr. Prasad, an employee of the Reserve Bank of India, teaching Kannada is both a way of expressing his love for the language and a break from the monotonous dealings with cash. While he was doing his masters degree in Kannada from Mysore university, his teacher and a well-known poet, Chennaveera Kanavi, had said: “Becoming a Kannada teacher is not the only way of serving the Kannada cause. You should go into different fields and create a Kannada atmosphere everywhere.”

Mr. Prasad learnt the special skill of teaching Kannada to non-Kannadiga adults at a course conducted by the Department of Kannada and Culture many years ago. Among the 30-odd people who attended the course, only Mr. Prasad and a couple of others actually took to teaching Kannada.

Mr. Prasad and his friends conduct two batches of Kannada classes (100 hours each) every year: From January to June and from July to December.

He also holds classes in industries and other establishments on request. (Those interested can call 3484449.) The teaching methodology adopted in these classes is very different from what language learning involves at the school level. “We are teaching adults who already know a language. So, learning here involves, at once, unlearning set notions about language and building on what they already know,” says Mr. Prasad.

The emphasis is primarily on the spoken language. “Grammar and script come later.”

The grouping of the letters of the alphabet is also very different from what one is taught at the school level: According to the similarity of shapes.

And English is a strict “No” in Mr. Prasad’s classes. “Teaching any language through translation is always counter-productive, specially when language structures as diverse as those of Kannada and English.”

Mr. Prasad adds that it is very important to hold the attention of the students by keeping the classes lively, since adults, unlike children in a conservative school, can always opt out of the class. “I use a lot of humour, often related to the blunders made by new learners.” This helps them open up and shed apprehensions about making mistakes. “It is important not to feel shy and self-conscious.”

Mr. Prasad firmly believes that a language can never be taught by force. “Anything that is imposed will not last.” He always makes it a point to tell his students: “You are my friend whether or not you learn Kannada.”

Considering that a person who cannot speak Kannada can manage perfectly well in Bangalore, why should one even make an effort to learn Kannada?

He quotes what the late poet, Su. Ram. Ekkundi, had said while inaugurating one of his Kannada courses: “Learning the language of the land is like saying `Thank you’ to your host when you go to someone’s house and accept his or her hospitality. It is one’s primary duty.”

His classes, he also hopes, will add their own mite in building a Kannada atmosphere and plenty of goodwill in the burgeoning metropolis of Bangalore.







December 22, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Lessons, Learn Kannada | 9 Comments

Request to Kannadigas all over the world on Give One, Get One Program

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative’s goal is to distribute 100 million $100 laptops to third-world children.  Details here: http://laptop.org/vision/

These Laptops designed at MIT are engineering  marvels. They are now being built and distributed.  They are sold in 100,000 – 1,000,000 quantity lots to nations to keep
the costs down.

However, …a current program to aid in the laptops’ software development is the

Give One, Get One

program in which an individual KANNADIGA may buy one laptop to be distributed to a  child, and keep the second one. The hope is that the second one will be used for appropriate application development and also can be donated to EKAVI TRUST for 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada communities.

EKAVI would like to request Kannadigas all over the world to make  one or more of these development systems available to 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities for application software development and evaluation and  also to be used at all 177 taluq EKAVI KANNADA Communities

It costs only $399 to both donate a laptop to a 3rd world child, and to get a second one to be used at 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities. This opportunity ends on 12/31/07 – at the end of this year.

Ideally EKAVI would like to have one laptop for each of 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada  Communities by donating as many from Kannadigas from each taluqs.

177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities would use these to enhance the Kannada learning and teaching.

Kannada Software developers (among the EKAVI Kannada Kali Communities or other selected Kannadigas) would develop new applications (for Kannada learning/teaching) to be shared with the world.

EKAVI urges KANNADIGAS all over the world to participate in this program by donating to 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities. Donations may be tax deductible. Time is of essence. Please act quickly.

This will also help EKAVI in Bangalore to have EKAVI KANNADA LEARNING CENTERS in different locations. This is an essential thing for EKAVI to have this done in Bangalore also.

All suggestions are welcome from Kannadigas  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kindly send an email to:  ellakannada@yahoo.com

Mail checks payable to EKAVI TRUST.

In USA or Canada mail it to: V. M. Kumaraswamy 14102 Moore Ct. Irvine, CA 92606.

In USA or Canada call: 949-857-8578

Mail checks payable to EKAVI TRUST.

In INDIA mail it to: EKAVT TRUST Red. C/O Mr. H. C. Eranna, EKAVI TREASURER
c/o Late Dr. P. Venkatappa
34/1, 1st Cross, M. T. Layout
(between 12th and 13th cross of Malleshwaram)
Malleshwaram, Bangalore -3, Karnataka. India.

December 20, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Lessons, Learn Kannada | Leave a comment

EKAVI BELLARY District and six Taluqs Communities


Ella Kannadaabhimaanigala Antararshtriya Vedike In “EKAVI”

EKAVI KUVEMPU program photos


ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ – ಈಕವಿ
ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗೋಣ…



V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA , BMSCE 1971 Batch



JOIN your EKAVI DISTRICT and TALUQ. Please tell your friends and send it to them also.



E KAVI ಈಕವಿ HOSPET, Bellary

EKAVI ಈಕವಿ KAMPLI, Bellary


EKAVI ಈಕವಿ KUDLIGI, Bellary

EKAVI ಈಕವಿ SANDUR, Bellary


________________________________________Join EKAVI COMMUNITY on YAHOO – 3500 members

ekavi and ellakavi


EKAVI GoK CIRCULAR on School Adoption Program

August 5, 2007 Posted by | EKAVI BELLARY, Learn Kannada | Leave a comment




EKAVI ಈಕವಿ HOSPET, Bellary

EKAVI ಈಕವಿ KAMPLI, Bellary


EKAVI ಈಕವಿ KUDLIGI, Bellary

EKAVI ಈಕವಿ SANDUR, Bellary



May 20, 2007 Posted by | EKAVI BELLARY, Learn Kannada | 6 Comments

Online Language Courses: Learning Kannada — Learn Kannada

Online Language Courses: Learning Kannada — Learn Kannada

Language Schools – Learn Languages Online – Learning Languages



Spoken Kannada
Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken primarily in Karnataka State in South India, and has a literature that dates from the ninth century.

Kannada Language Resources on the Web
Kannada language resources: Mumbai/Bombay pages (fonts, software, literature etc)

kannaDa kali
Learn Kannada – kannaDa kali

Common Kannada, Tulu and Konkani phrases
The most popular language in Mangalore is Tulu, some authors also refer Mangalore as Tulunadu.


November 5, 2006 Posted by | KANNADA Songs, Learn Kannada | Leave a comment

Resources for Kannada Learning compiled by EKAVI and ellakavi group

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Resources for Kannada Learning

August 23, 2006 Posted by | KANNADA Songs, Learn Kannada | Comments Off on Resources for Kannada Learning compiled by EKAVI and ellakavi group