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Telugu class on Sun 15 Dec 2013 is CANCELED. Next class is on Sun 5 Jan 2014

తెలుగు బడికి స్వాగతం

Classes will start on September 22, 2013.
Till the ashram construction is completed, Telugu classes will be conducted at :
WHERE :  Crossroads Middle School South - 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction,  NJ (Chinmaya Balavihar school)
WHEN :   Sunday morning 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM. (will follow balavihar schedule - see

A few notes:
  1. Families not enrolled in balavihar have to pay $100 for first kid & $75 for second kid & on, towards the school rental / insurance. Checks are payable to "CMTC" with a note "Telugu Class". You can hand over check to your class teacher. We will not seek any donations towards end of the year, like we did in the past.
  2. Classes will be held exactly like in the ashram - with progression to next level based on participation and tests. This is just a change of location.
for more details see our website


We started Telugu classes with the intention of teaching Telugu to kids in New Jersey, USA.  From one class in 2006, we grew to three classes in 2007 and 2008, and five classes in 2009.

If you are interested in attending Telugu classes, please register by clicking on the "Create an Account" link.   Registration is to obtain your email address, which will be used to communicate class schedule, cancellations, and other class related information.


Scope and Goals

The main focus of our classes is to teach Telugu language and use that skill to teach common Telugu words, phrases, and other cultural things.  We recognize that the first language for many of our students is English and hence, use English as the medium of instruction.


In short, these are not cultural classes.  These classes are intended to teach a lifelong skill of reading and writing Telugu. By the end of the first year, the students would be reading small sentences and small stories.  We use this as a foundation for the advanced classes.


Learning Telugu in a formal (బడి) setting would help the children know the actual alphabets, get the correct pronunciation, and give them the confidence to speak


From 2010, we started a tiered class structure.  Please click on the following links for more information.

  1. 2010 Course Material (for all three classes: ఆక్షరం, పదం, వాక్యం)

  2. 2010 Class  Allocation

  3. Assignment/Class Work