KCS Kalari

Malayalam Class & Cultural Awareness Program

KCS Kalari is an approved test center and coordinator for Seal of Biliteracy for Malayalam in the State of Maryland.

KCS Kalari is also the accredited Washington DC Zone center for Malayalam Mission by the Government of Kerala, supporting its mission of spreading Malayalam language and culture.

KCS Kalari Locations

KCS Kalari currently has four centers in the DMV with around 200 students. New classes start in September of each year.

Registration for AY2023-24 is closed. The KCS Kalari centers are conducting classes this year in a hybrid fashion - primarily online with few in-person classes.

Registration is closed for AY2023-24

Our locations and general timing:

Fairfax, VA:
Classes are held every Friday (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Contact: fxva-kalari@kcsmw.org
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Loudoun County, VA:
Classes are held every Friday (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Contact: lcva-kalari@kcsmw.org

Germantown, MD:
Classes are held every Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Contact: gtmd-kalari@kcsmw.org

Columbia, MD:
Classes are held every Saturday (9:30am-12:30pm)
Contact: cbmd-kalari@kcsmw.org

Note: Actual timing for each class and duration falls within the general timing provided.

KCS Kalari's goal is to promote the use of Malayalam and kindle the love of Malayalam in new generation. We believe that it's through the cultural language, one learns to embrace and their own identity, roots, and culture that later becomes the strength in paving a path of success for themselves, emerging as their best version, and uplifting those around them.

Anyone can learn Malayalam. And for those who are able to learn on their own, Malayalam Mission offers Bhoomi Malayalam, a free online Malayalam language course.