With an aim to take Kannada to the next generation, Hampi's Kannada University is developing a website to teach Kannada to NRI children and families.
The website is under construction, once ready, it will be able to teach children and families of NRI Kannadiags the rudimentary and functional knowledge of the language.
However, the teaching modules in this website will use English language to teach Kannada.
According the vice-chancellor Mallika Ghanti of the university, this is an attempt to create awareness about Kannada language among people settled outside Karnataka. She also claimed that the project will be a reality in a matter of 2-3 weeks.
The website will be named after a writer.
About 20 Kannada writers and linguists have contributed to the website content.
Elementary and communicative aspects of the language including words used in everyday conversations will form the basics of the project.
The website will also teach NRIs how to read and write in Kannada. Besides this, the website also will include stories and poems of renowned Kannada writers.
The website is not limited to NRI children and families anyone interested in learning the language from any corner of the world can log on to the site. The website also offers study material in e-book format.