The thing for me is that I don't usually join study groups just to learn a new language (I have plenty of languages on my plate even otherwise, and they usually don't include the study group languages!); I join them to help people stay motivated while they're
trying to learn a language. Tamil grammar is really similar to Malayalam grammar, so studying the basics of it doesn't help me all that much, but I don't mind going through them with somebody else (like you
) if it can help them. Going through the last few dialogues in TLIC might help me some more although I'm not sure how much. Maybe I'll try doing that and see how that works out for me.