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Welcome To Austin Tamil School

Austin Tamil School was founded in 2012 with the objective supporting the Tamil language learning needs of growing Tamil population in the Greater Austin area. It was started as a pilot program with about 20 students and six volunteer teachers. The pilot was intended to study the options available for teaching Tamil and to identify the best practices to teach Tamil to the kids of Tamil community in the Greater Austin area. In 2017-18 academic year, Austin Tamil School has grown into a 130+ student organization supported by over 40 volunteers.

The goal of Austin Tamil School is to teach the students Tamil language to enable them to be proficient in Tamil. This will also introduce them to rich Tamil cultural heritage and literary tradition. Ability to read and write will give the opportunity for kids to converse in vast Tamil diaspora over 80 million in their native language. In the long term, obtaining foreign language credit in the respective school district will help the students to get due recognition for their hard work. Austin Tamil School also offers opportunities for students who would like to learn Advanced level Tamil in collaboration with other institutions.

Austin Tamil School is a part-time school with classes conducted on Sundays. Austin Tamil School is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is a 100% volunteer-run organization, with over 40 volunteers as teachers, facilitators, and administrators. Among our staff and teachers, we have professionals from various industries. Their passion for Tamil and willingness to serve is what drives Austin Tamil School. Our staff and teachers are highly experienced, degree holders, and have varying years of teaching experience.

We strive to incorporate best practices in collaboration with other Tamil schools, American Tamil Academy, and The University of Texas at Austin. We believe in continuous improvement and have been working collaboratively with ATA to update our curriculum for an enhanced learning experience.

The school is currently conducted at 12301 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78753

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