The online course is expected to start in January 2016 Image Credit: Supplied

ABU DHABI A university in Kerala has announced an online course on Malayalam language and the culture and literature of the south Indian state.

The 100-200 hour online course is expected to start in January 2016. It will be run by the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur.

Malayalam University Vice-chancellor K. Jayakumar said that course is targeted at Indian expats from Kerala.

Homecoming

The online course will include 20-hour training in Malayalam, 40-hours in Kerala culture and 50-hours in Malayalam literature. Keralite expats in Abu Dhabi said it would be a fantastic opportunity for their children to learn Malayalam and the cultural nuances of Kerala.

“My two teenage children are born and bred in Abu Dhabi. They can speak Malayalam but cannot read or write in it. This course will be ideal for them,” said Madhu Menon.