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.

The registration for AY2022-23 is now closed. The KCS Kalari centers are conducting classes this year  in a hybrid fashion - primarily online with few in-person classes based on the current CDC guidelines for safe gathering.

Please email kalari@kcsmw.org if you have any questions.

Our locations and general timing:

Fairfax, VA:
Classes are held every Saturday
Contact: fxva-kalari@kcsmw.org
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Loudoun County, VA:
Classes are held every Friday
Contact: lcva-kalari@kcsmw.org

Germantown, MD:
Classes are held every Friday
Contact: gtmd-kalari@kcsmw.org

Columbia, MD:
Classes are held every Saturday
Contact: cbmd-kalari@kcsmw.org

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.