Have a look at the how to learn section and see if you like that approach.
Make a plan on what you want to achieve in which time frame. For example:
30-45 minutes of actively learning per day for 8 month will allow you to understand the first 1000 words and to read/write the alphabet.
Before we dive into the subject of learning Telugu let us briefly look at the basic principles behind learning any new language. What makes it simple and successful? What did work so far? What did not?
Welcome to this introduction to the Telugu alphabet. This is the first chapter in a series of three to introduce you to the way Telugu is written. In this article we will take a sentence you are already familiar with if you followed the first steps tutorial. We will walk through each letter of this sentence and see how the symbols are used.
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