Speak Marathi was created to bring non-Marathi speakers closer to their Marathi speaking families. Simply put, we offer virtual lessons to teach Marathi to learners of all levels, from all over the world. But we’re much more than that.
The concept for Speak Marathi originated when we noticed the difficulty faced by children being brought up outside India while trying to talk to their families back in India. English was their primary language, at school, with their friends, and at home with their parents. When they would talk to their grandparents back in India, there was always a divide. Aji – Ajoba knew some English, but so much was lost in translation.
Some tried to attend weekend classes to learn Marathi, but their teaching styles were far too complicated. Reading and writing the script was a skill they didn’t find much use for in their lives outside of India. Parents eventually gave up, resigned to the fact that their children wouldn’t be speaking the language of their homeland.
This is where we came in. What if we could teach Marathi to primarily English speakers, without having to get into the complicated grammar and entirely new script? What if we could create a structured lesson plan to teach spoken and colloquial Marathi to enrich conversations with loved ones? It seemed like a great idea.
So that’s exactly what we did.