NAATI has announced that Telugu will be included in the Credentialed Community Language (CCL) test from July 2020. The CCL test is one of the requirements for obtaining a visa and you can earn 5 extra PR Points by passing it.
The CCL test assesses your ability to interpret two dialogues that are conveyed to you through a recorded audio. The dialogues are in English and Telugu, with each having about 300 words.
Telugu is a Dravidian language
Naati Telugu is one of the Dravidian languages, which are a group of languages that are spoken primarily in South Asia. The family also includes Tamil and Malayalam.
The word “Dravidian” comes from the Sanskrit term dravida, which means “South Indian”, but it is more likely a corruption of the Tamil word damila (from which the word ‘dravya’ is also derived). Some scholars argue that the Dravidian language family originated in an area in the southern part of India known as Andhra Pradesh.
However, there are many theories about the origin of the Dravidian languages. Some suggest that the language family may have migrated from a submerged continent in the Indian Ocean.
The theory is supported by the fact that there are similarities in the way Dravidian languages structure grammatical relations, such as subject object placement and gender addressing. Some of these grammatical structures are similar to those of Sanskrit, which is the main source of many modern Dravidian languages.
It is the official language of Andra Pradesh and Telangana
Telugu is the official language of Andra Pradesh and Telangana, and the fourth most spoken language in India. It is a Dravidian language that resembles Sanskrit and is also related to Hindi.
It is a South-Central language that is primarily spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but it also has many speakers in other parts of India. Its sound system and lexicon are similar to those of other Dravidian languages, but it is also related to Sanskrit.
Unlike other Dravidian languages, Telugu has no formal distinctions between male and female forms of speech. Both genders are addressed in the same manner, and both the masculine and feminine versions of words and phrases are used in a range of contexts.
Andhra Pradesh is renowned for its rich culture, and it is home to a number of famous classical dances, including Kuchipudi. It is also home to a wide range of arts and crafts, music and religions.
It is spoken by 82 million people
Telugu is a Dravidian language and one of the most popular in India. It is also the fourth most spoken native language in the country, with 82 million people speaking it as their primary language.
It is an official language in Andra Pradesh and Telangana, and it has been recognized as a scheduled language of India. Its written form is derived from the Brahmi script and uses English punctuation.
There are six word classes in Telugu, including nouns (proper nouns and pronouns), verbs (actions and events), modifiers (adjectives, quantifiers, numerals), adverbs, and clitics. The basic word order is subject-object-verb, but the formality level of a verb can change based on its context.
Many students from India had been requesting NAATI to include the language in the Credentialed Community Language test (CCL) testing, and after a long wait, they have now announced that the test will be available in Telugu from July 2020 onwards. Anyone who passes the CCL in Telugu will be able to earn 5 points towards their Permanent Residency application.
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It is an official language of South India
Telugu is an official language of South India, and it is spoken by 82 million people. It is one of the Dravidian languages, and it is believed to have originated in India.
The script used in Telugu is an abugida, consisting of sixty symbols — 16 vowels, three vowel modifiers, and 41 consonants. The vowels follow a system to express sounds, while the consonants correspond almost one-to-one to the set in Sanskrit.
Vowels are categorized into two sets, with short and long versions. There are also diphthongs /ai/ and /au/.
There are a variety of pronunciations depending on location and dialect. This fluidity in pronunciation is a great blessing for those who are learning to speak Telugu.
The Telugu script is written from left to right, and it consists of sequences of simple and/or complex characters. The script is syllabic in nature, and it combines vowels (“acchu” or “swaram”) and consonants (“hallu” or “vyanjan”) into syllable clusters.