Kannada is a beautiful, important and challenging language. That’s great if you have a teacher, a book and people to speak the language with on a daily basis, but what if you don’t? Don’t worry! As long as you have will, an internet connection and some free time, you have everything you need to learn the Kannada language without ever setting your foot in a classroom—and without emptying your wallet. We have compiled a list of the top 5 websites to help you learn the ancient and much-loved language, in this case, Kannada. These are not arranged in any particular order, so make sure to check them all out and find which works best for you.
5 Best Websites To Learn :
1. Online Kannada course by Penn
This website is a very good resource to start with. It has preliminary lessons in spoken
Kannada to in-depth grammar lessons. Absolute beginners can start with simple lessons and slowly graduate to deeper lessons.
2. Kannada Baruthe
This website contains a number of lists to help the readers build their Kannada vocabulary. There are a number of common words under various topics that are translated from English to Kannada. The topics include greetings, directions, relationships, numbers, vegetables, fruits and more. An audio clip accompanies every word to help the reader learn the correct pronunciation as well.
3. My Languages
‘MyLanguages’ offers a number of lists of English to Kannada translations. There are so many topics covered: alphabets, adjectives, numbers, nouns, verbs, articles, pronouns, prepositions, phrases, questions, etc. A very cool feature of this website is
Kannada scriptwriting: One can type their name and after pressing enter, the name will be translated into Kannada script.
This website offers Kannada vocabulary, phrases, and grammar lessons. The lessons
show lists of translations in English and script. An audio clip accompanies every word to help the reader learn the correct pronunciation as well. ‘iLanguages’ also offers language
flashcards and quizzes to help the reader practice the subject.
5. Kannada Kalike
This is a project sponsored by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka. It has two main sections – videos modules and grammar modules. The Video Modules section consists of 30 videos of day- to-day situations and events. As a visual learner, you can watch how people interact in Kannada and learn the finer language dynamics through real-life scenarios. The Grammar Modules section consists of 18 lessons covering basic language rules required to read, write and speak in Kannada.