KAW Malayalam Class

Kerala Association of Washington is conducting Malayalam classes for our members and their children this year as well. This will be a crash course in Malayalam where students will be introduced to the language, alphabets, frequently used words as well as our culture and tradition. The primary objective of this course is to help students communicate in Malayalam. The classes are conducted at Bellevue Regional Library / North Seattle on Sundays. The class is open to all ages (>7) and all levels. Additional information below.

Age: Class 1: 7-10 yrs, Class 2 : 10 and up
Age: Class 3: Advanced class (Starting soon)
Hours: 2.00 - 4.00 PM every Sunday at Bellevue/North Seattle
Class Start Date: Oct 12th, 2008
Enrollment: Closed

Class Schedule
1. Oct 12 - 1.30 to 4.30 pm - Bellevue Regional Library - Room 2
2. Oct 19 - 1.30 to 4.30 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
3. Oct 26 - 1.30 to 4.30 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
4. Nov 2 - 1.30 to 4.30 pm - Bellevue Regional Library - Room 3
5. Nov 9 - 1.30 to 4.30 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
6. Nov 16 - 2.00 to 4.00 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
7. Nov 23 - 2.00 to 4.00 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
8. Dec 7 - 2.00 to 4.00 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
9. Dec 14 - 2.00 to 4.00 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
10.Dec 21 - 2.00 to 4.00 pm - 12725 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

If you are interested in attending the class or if you would like to join the teaching faculty , kindly email us your name as well as the student's name. If there is enough interest, we are also planning to have a an advanced level class for last year's students or for those who knows Malayalam a little. Emails to be sent to KAW Malayalam Classes Prime Coordinator, Mr. Dilip Lukose at malayalamclass@kaow.org or to KAW President Mr. Ojus John at president@kaow.org.

KAW Malayalam Class Testimonial from a child's parent:
My son Amrit has been in the Malayalam class this year. I would like to add that we have been more than pleased with the impact the class has had on him. We had been frustrated in the past, always fighting his resistance to even try to speak in Malayalam. The class appears to have been exactly what we needed to break him out of his shell. Yesterday he had a 20 minute conversation completely in Malayalam with his grandmother - quite a thrill for everyone. Thanks for setting up the class, and for all your hard work and enthusiasm.

- Ajita Gopikrishnan.

KAW Tutoring Services

KAW is now offering free tutoring services to children in our community!!..If you are interested in availing these services, kindly respond to secretary@kaow.org with the names, email addresses and age/grade level of your children (4th grade and up only). Currently, the free tutoring line is available on a temporary basis @ 702 349 8339 every Sunday from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. In a short time, the tutoring services will be available for a longer period of time through phone, online as well as instant messaging.

Also, If you would like volunteer for Teaching, kindly respond with your name, hours of availability, subjects of expertise, and contact methods including phone number, email address, and/or instant messaging id (preferrably yahoo account).