• " SA Tamil School Inc. "- A Registered Non-Profit Organization
  • " Goal " - Teaching Tamil Language and Nurture Tamil Culture in Children
  • " Parent Volunteers "- Quality Teaching by Passionate Parent Volunteers
  • " American Tamil Academy Syllabus "- Tailored and Formulated for Kids Living in USA
  • " Tamil Culture Enrichment "- Students Perform Cultural Programs During Festivals
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School Curriculum

We follow the curriculum provided by American Tamil Academy (ATA).
AMERICAN TAMIL ACADEMY INC
6108 Cliffside Trail
Columbia, MD 21045

Please visit their website to get in depth information about the curriculum and the different levels of instruction: http://www.amtaac.org/course-details/

SA Tamil School levels of instruction and the proficiency/eligibility requirements are

  • Thalir/Pre-Kinder: Minimum 4 years old; no pre-requisite of knowledge; be able to be in class for 1 hour
  • Mazhalai: 5 years and above; no pre-requisite of knowledge; be able to be in class for 1 hour
  • Nilai 1: 6 years and above; able to understand some words, knowledge of uyir ezhuthugal
  • Nilai 2: 7 years and above; completion or passed Nilai 1
  • Nilai 3: 8 years and above; completion of Nilai 2
  • Nilai 4: 9 years and above; completion of Nilai 3
  • Nilai 5: 10 years and above; completion of Nilai 4
  • Nilai 6: 11 years and above; completion of Nilai 5

Assessment

  • Homework: Students are expected to complete and turn in the work by the due date assigned by their teachers.
  • Testing and assessment: Syllabus for all the three of the trimester:

First Trimester:

  • Lessons:1 - 9 from both text and the exercise books.
  • Marks :100
  • Duration:
  • Mazhalai & Nilai1: 45 Mins
  • Nilai 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 : 90 to 120 min

Second Trimester:

  • Lessons:1- 17 from textbook and the exercise book.
  • 80% of the question are going to be from 10 thru 17 and
  • 20% from the previous lessons (1 - 9) excluding the stories and songs.
  • Marks :100
  • Duration:
  • Mazhalai & Nilai1: 45 Mins
  • Nilai 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 : 90 to 120 min

Third Trimester:

  • Lessons:1- 25 from textbook and the exercise book.
  • 80% of the question are going to be from 18 thru 25 and
  • 20% from the previous lessons (1 - 17) excluding the stories and songs.
  • Marks :100
  • Duration:
  • Mazhalai & Nilai1: 45 Mins
  • Nilai 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 : 90 to 120 min

Model Question Format:
Question format for all the trimester will be sent prior to the exam dates (to the exam co-ordinator) to send to the parents to help the kids about the exam and to get an idea about the question paper. Question format will be changed every trimester according to the lesson plans. Oral and Writing skills will be tested depending on each Nilai's. The School Admin/Exam Coordinator should fill the information in the link below and submit their request:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bkxl96lqErXs-Uv32qBbgGFvlA_at-S3nBZa8B1UwFI/viewform

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