Title: Learn Basic Malayalam In Six Weeks: With Daily Worksheets & Answer Key
I want to start including language book reviews into my blogs, in hope that it will help people find the correct resources needed to help them learn. There are so many ways to learn a language. Malayalam is one of the 4 languages I study. It’s a tough language to learn, but it is fun. In my opinion, the letters are very beautiful, and so much fun to write. So round and curvy! Haha. പഠിക്കുക! The people are also amazing. Such a kind culture, and a joy to talk to. Malayalam is known for coming from Kerala, India. Kerala is known as God’s Own Country, because it is so beautiful. Seriously, Google Kerala, it’s a dream vacation spot!
My rating: 5 Lit Fireflies
When it comes to learning Malayalam, there aren’t many resources to learn from in English. When I was searching for a book on Amazon, I could hardly find anything. This book however, fit what I needed. It provides tons of information and a worksheet at the end of the chapters, which is a bonus.
There were a few minor text mistakes throughout the book. When it comes to learning a new language, even the minor of mistakes can turn into big ones. These were so minor though, that it didn’t make much of a difference.
Malayalam is a very tough language to learn, let me tell you that. But I found it to be fun. Also, if you are planning to learn the language from just this book alone, do not attempt it. This book serves as a guide. It also states in this book that you should find a native Malayalam speaker to help you pronounce words. What I highly suggest is to look for apps on your phone. HelloTalk was my main source. Having someone teach you via voice is extremely helpful, and needed.
I would also like to include one very important fact while learning this language. You will meet MANY Keralites (Malayalam speakers) wanting to learn English. They have very few people wanting to learn their language and they are always looking for native English speakers to help them with English. I had many Keralites tell me that they have met no one online willing to help them with English. So this is your chance to change that! This book will help you guide your way into Malayalam, and is one of the best starting points.
The authors have recently released a second book called Speak Malayalam in Ten Weeks that I will be reviewing in the future! It is based on lessons built around ten children’s songs. It takes time to get through language books, but I’m very excited to start learning from it.