Sunday, 19 July 2020

Why English




Dear friends,
From childhood I am very much interested in learning languages. As I studied in Malayalam medium school in Kerala, automatically I learned Malayalam. In the third standard I started to learn English and from fifth standard I started to learn Hindi also. But from childhood, in parallel to Malayalam I learned Tamil also. And after coming to Chennai to enter into the film field, I learned Telugu and Kannada also.
Usually my friends will ask me to help them to learn Malayalam and Tamil, especially Malayalam. And some friends from Karnataka and Andhra will ask for teaching Tamil. So I would like to help them to learn Malayalam, Tamil and English. Now you can ask why Tamil?
In my opinion, Tamil is the oldest and simplest language with very much cultural effect and cultural content. Tamil is the base for languages like Malayalam. It is spread all over the world. It has uniqueness in structure. When I am telling this, you should not think that I am talking emotionally like some friends telling Tamil and Tamil Desiyam etc, etc. I learned Tamil with own interest and then only I am telling my opinion. I would like to help others to learn Tamil. Because it is my ‘grandmother tongue’, as I already noted in my book Thirukkural Eliyakural, Malayalam is my mother and Tamil is mother of Malayalam, and so, Tamil is my grandmother tongue.
The next one is Malayalam. Why Malayalam? It is the youngest classical language. It is derived from Tamil and Sanskrit. Identical to Tamil, with the alphabet ‘zhakaram’, ‘zha’, and vowels ‘ka’, ‘ga’, ‘cha’, ‘nja’ are identical to Sanskrit or Sanskrit based languages. So I would like to help friends to learn Malayalam. Because it is my mother tongue.
The third one is English. There is no question why helping to learn English. Because in our India, in our nation, English is the symbol of brilliancy, intelligence and power. Not just a language! Most of the people want to speak English, and they respect people speaking English. Actually I learned English through Malayalam medium. That is the truth. And my children learned English through Tamil Medium school!
But so many friends want to speak English, and so I am going to help them. But I prefer simple English. Not the English speaking by the scholar. I would like to use English in a simple manner, so I am not going to concentrate on grammar. I would like to concentrate only on simplicity.
I am going to tell it in a new style, in story telling style to help other to learn. For that, I selected three books, Ponniyin Selvan, Randamoozham and my own book Kinder Games. In due course you can understand why I am selecting these books.
One reason is, the story and characters are so popular, as all my friends can understand and easily related to the story and they can understand easily. And I can also teach very easily.
I hope some other friends will start videos in this style for same languages or other languages. If anybody started and follow the same style for some other language, it will be the success of my attempt. And I hope it will come soon.
Thank you.          

Dear friends,
From childhood I am very much interested in learning languages. As I studied in a Malayalam medium school in Kerala, automatically I learned Malayalam, which is my mother tongue. In parallel I learned Tamil also, which is my grandmother tongue. I wrote about my grandmother tongue in the preface of my book Thirukkural Eliyakural. From third standard I started to learn English and from fifth standard I started to learn Hindi also. And after coming to Chennai to enter into the film field, I learned Telugu and Kannada also.
Usually I would like to help my friends to learn languages. And I am very much interested in teaching also. So usually I will help the friends coming to ask help to learn Malayalam, Tamil and English.
For that purpose I made videos in this site to help my friends to learn Tamil, Malayalam and English. I made so many videos in the past as trial. Now I changed the opinion and now I am concentrating only on English. That is the new decision.
Why English, you can ask. Because English is simply not a language in India. In our nation, English is the symbol of power and symbol of brilliancy. If you speak in English, others will respect you as an intelligent! If you speak in your own language or in any other language, they will not respect so much like that.
In India, most of the people are studying in their own local languages, mother tongue or regional language. They will learn English in the school, but most of the people will fear to talk in English. As already told, I learned English in Malayalam medium school. I started to speak English by learning from my school.
I am not a scholar in English and I am not interested to teach the scholars also. I would like to help my friends, who studied up to 10th or 12th in their regional languages or mother tongue, and fear to talk or ‘fear’ to understand the English language. I would like to help them to speak, at least to understand the spoken English.
For that purpose I am using a simple style, I would like to use story telling or lessons to help them to learn English. I will use local words, words from Malayalam and Tamil in this language. I am not bothering about the grammar. I am concentrating only on the simplicity as each and everyone should understand my English.
Helping to learn English through story telling is a new style. I think it is the best way to help them. And this is the first stage of understanding or learning a language. By following one or two stories completely in this style, I hope my friends will start to understand English. And as a quote in Tamil ‘Sithiramum kaippazhakkam, Senthamizhum naappazhakkam’, even for Tamil you have to practice continuously to learn the language. So, you have to follow the stories continuously.
At one time, you will feel that it is not enough. At that stage, that is the second stage, you can go for books or proper classes. That is the second stage! If you think that this not enough and want to go for the second stage, if even one friend think like that, that will be the success of my attempt!
I request all my friends to comment your doubts and opinions about the style. If you feel any word or sentence hard to understand, I will change the words and sentences in the future videos. May be, I couldn’t reply each and every comment there itself, but it will reflect in the future videos.
Dear friends, I request all of you to recommend this to your friends and especially children, even they are studying in English medium. Most of the students will not able to speak English, because they have no platform to hear or speak the language out of the classroom. So this site, or these stories will be useful for the children. And for all my friends want to learn English also, I hope this will be useful.
Please like, comment, share and subscribe the channel, and follow the filmfriendhip.com site.  As the content of the videos will be there in written form, you can refer it before or after watching the videos. That will make you to learn the language easily. This is my style of helping my friends to learn English.
I am reminding once again, that I am not teaching anyone, I am helping all my friends to learn English through story telling and reading lessons.
Thank you

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