Can anyone learn Kannada in 3 months?
Kannada is the language of India’s oldest literature and with speakers of about roughly 50 million people across the globe.
Kannada is less commonly known as Kanarese) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka in the southwestern region of India. The language is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa; and also by Kannadigas abroad. The language had roughly 43 million native speakers by 2011. Kannada is also spoken as a second and third language by over 12.9 million non-native speakers in Karnataka, which adds up to 56.9 million speakers. It is one of the scheduled languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka. Kannada was the court language of some of the most powerful empires of South and Central India, such as the Chalukya dynasty, the Rashtrakuta dynasty, the Vijayanagara Empire and the Hoysala Empire.
The Kannada language is written using the Kannada script, which evolved from the 5th-century Kadamba script. Kannada is attested epigraphically for about one and a half millennia and literary Old Kannada flourished in the 6th-century Ganga dynasty and during the 9th-century Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Kannada has an unbroken literary history of over a thousand years. Kannada literature has been presented with 8 Jnanapith awards, the most for any Dravidian language and the second-highest for any Indian language.
Based on the recommendations of the Committee of Linguistic Experts, appointed by the ministry of culture, the government of India designated Kannada a classical language of India. In July 2011, a centre for the study of classical Kannada was established as part of the Central Institute of Indian Languages in Mysore to facilitate research related to the language.
Learning Kannada is a rewarding and fascinating experience. The most challenging thing is how quickly you learn the language. Next, the question is that can you learn Kannada in 3 months?
Yes you can learn Kannada quickly with these tips
Find your goal
If your goal is to speak with the Kannadiga side of your family, then you need to focus on your speaking and listening skills. For this, you need to learn some of the vocabulary specific to the topics your family likes to talk about.
Start reviewing phrases for talking about politicians and taxes. Or if your family likes to talk about the movies instead, learn with that vocabulary.
If you want to use Kannada for work emails, then practice your reading and writing, and make a list of the business-specific phrases that you need to know.
Or if you are planning to go on vacation in Karnataka then you do not need as great a mastery of political or business phrases, instead of that you want to learn a lot about basic travel, hotel, and directions-based vocabulary.
Set a study plan
Now you decide what you want to study, then create a study plan that when you are going to do it. If you are a busy person you may not be able to have two hours a day, seven days a week to study.
Select your manageable time. If you cannot learn for more time then, try to study for less time but more frequently to fit them. It will be more effective than a long, without struggling.
If you are not able to study as per schedule be relaxed, it happens. Just start again or try doing a quick review of the most recent material to ease your way back into it.
How you are going to learn
If you are going to explore a huge number of courses, textbooks, apps, podcasts, YouTube channels, online classes, then not all the resources are well suited to every learner.
Everyone will prefer visually attractive worksheets and grammar-based explanations. If you find learning best by speaking and or listening, take this into account when choosing between resources, and don’t be afraid to try a few out.
Other than this, many other resources are as follows
- Follow Kannada-language vloggers, influencers, and hashtags
- You can find Kannada groups in Facebook
- Write your short stories in Kannada
- Write an email to the editor of a Kannada-language newspaper
- Change the language settings on your search engine to Kannada
- Create flashcards
- Label things around the house in Kannada
Try to do a bit of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and also have a balance between grammar, vocabulary, and culture.
Evaluate your learning progress
It is tough to focus on your progress on a day-to-day basis, which can make your learning a language demotivating. Some days you will struggle to remember the “basic” vocabulary that you learned five months ago, only to never use it again.
It is a normal thing in learning a language, do not feel bad about this, which does not actually mean your Kannada knowledge has decreased, you will still see an overall improvement.
Review something you read or wrote a few months ago, watch a TV show, or relisten to a podcast. You will be surprised to know how far you have learned.
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