Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) will conduct the Konkani Basic Course from October 3, 2005 to January 9, 2006 (both days inclusive) at TSKK premises at Alto Porvorim.
According to a press release, classes will be held from Monday to Friday in the evening from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p. m. The TSKK will conduct this course mainly for the working people who wish to learn basic Konkani. This course uses a modern linguistic approach to teach Konkani to beginners.
Though spoken Konkani will get primary stress, reading Konkani in Devanagari script will also get the importance. Hence this course is open to those who have a sufficient knowledge of Devanagari script. This would mean that the student must know either Hindi or Marathi or Sanskrit to read and write sufficiently well.
Admissions are based on first come first serve basis only for 25 students. Application forms are available at TSKK office during office hours.