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Will The Central Government Ever Stop Pushing Hindi On Tamil Nadu ?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Minion, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. deepthyanoop

    deepthyanoop Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks Rihana, for the detailed reply.
    Minion, nice thread with so many interesting replies and perspectives :)
     
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    deepthyanoop Gold IL'ite

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    After seeing Rihana’s reply, I quickly searched for the list of foreign languages offered in US Schools. Wow, that’s a great and fair list, considering all the different ethnicity in US.
     
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    How to draw attention to irrelevant information, make a post and then add a note saying it’s irrelevant. :)
     
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    And you replied to continue, ironical :)
     
  5. Rihana

    Rihana IL Hall of Fame

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    I read a few years ago that Hindi is offered as a foreign language in a few public high schools in the U.S. Which technically means that federal or state funds are used to teach it. Nice.

    How Hindi is Catching on in U.S. Schools and Colleges
    From 2015:
    A few years ago, Edison, a New York suburb with a bustling Indian population of doctors, engineers and techies became one of the first school districts in the U.S. to use federal money to teach Hindi. Besides Edison, nationwide, two other districts Dallas and Houston offer Hindi as a foreign language.

    Not sure how this will sit with OP : ) but I don't think Tamil is offered yet in any high school in the U.S. I could be wrong or out of touch with the latest in this matter. I do know that our local Tamil teaching program is staffed by some of the most passionate and extremely well-organized volunteers I have ever come across. Generally, such groups of people approach the school district and make a case for their language being offered by the school. One lucky volunteer can end up with a relaxing language teacher job (with pension). : )

    As an aside, my child once told me that native speakers of a language are sometimes not allowed to take their mother-tongue as foreign language in high school. The school does this to ensure that those students do not have an unfair advantage in class.
     
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    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Kids can test out of foreign language requirement in our district with Tamil along with a few other languages. Telugu isn’t one of those although the ballots can be printed in Telugu.​
     
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    @Rihana

    Tamil is flourishing all over the world in its own way, its only in India the center is trying to suppress the language

    Canada

    Canada officially declares pride in its Tamils, passes Bill calling for Tamil Heritage Month

    China

    A University In Beijing Is Teaching Tamil Just Because The Students Just Love The Language



    Japan





    Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka its used in public signs.

    Singapore committed to keeping Tamil as an official language, says cabinet minister

    P.S you should watch the Japan Rajinikanth videos its fun :)

     
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    In America the "official languges" differ from state to state. The Grey colored ones on the map do not have any official languages. Dark blue English Only, light blue - two languages. English Language Unity Act - Wikipedia

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