Telugu Drill and Practice

I am an English speaker trying to learn Telugu. I am finding that there is very little material available for students of this language. I have developed some simple web pages that allow a person to build a knowledge of the Telugu alphabet and vocabulary through drill and practice.

I have used these techniques before, when I was learning German and Spanish and found them very effective. You might think the exercizes are boring, but if you keep at it, you will quickly learn a lot of words.

In order to use these pages, you will have to have the Telugu Lipi font. You can get it for free here. The transliteration scheme I have used in these pages is the same as the Telugu Lipi editor uses. If you can learn more about this scheme here and here. I chose to use this scheme because it was the first one I came across. I have no idea if it is common or widely used. I am very naive regarding Telugu. The transliteration pattern has helped me a great deal, and you will have to learn it in order to use the drills.

I developed this site for Internet Explorer. It might work with Netscape 6, but I doubt it.

To start with, you will want to learn the letters and the transliteration patterns. Once you have familiarized yourself with the letters, try the letter drill.

Once you know the letters, and their keyboard equivalents, you can start learning words with the
word drill.

If you have lists of words you want to drill that do not appear here, e-mail me them, and I will try to get them incorporated on these pages. It would help if you could include the correct Telugu Lipi sequence along with the english.

If you are a Telugu speaker and see something that isn't right here, please tell me.

If you want to contact me, click here.