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HINDI (हिन्दी) LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Our Introductory Hindi language classes begin in Term 1 with a focus on learning the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script and basic conversation and vocabulary. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on grammar, conversation and vocabulary.

Two teaching streams are currently on offer, one class for school-aged kids aged 10 and above that is offered on weekdays after school, and two adult classes offered in the late afternoons and early evenings; these two adult classes are at different levels.

If you are interested in a separate class for younger children below the age of 10 to be offered during the day, please contact us at <info @ earthdiverse.org.nz>. If there are other parents who are interested in classes for much younger children, we will consider offering shorter 40-minute specially-tailored classes that focus on conversation only at a time during the day that is convenient for parents.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Hindi language classes:

  • Hindi 011: Introductory Hindi for Kids – Term 1 (offered 2020 Term 1)
  • Hindi 012: Introductory Hindi for Kids – Term 2
  • Hindi 013: Introductory Hindi for Kids – Term 3
  • Hindi 014: Introductory Hindi for Kids – Term 4
  • Hindi 101: Introductory Hindi for Adults – Term 1 (offered 2020 Term 1)
  • Hindi 102: Introductory Hindi for Adults – Term 2
  • Hindi 103: Introductory Hindi for Adults – Term 3 (offered 2020 Term 1)
  • Hindi 104: Introductory Hindi for Adults – Term 4
  • Hindi 201: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 1
  • Hindi 202: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 2
  • Hindi 203: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 3
  • Hindi 204: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 4

One class for kids aged 10 and above will be offered in 2020. Hindi 011 will be offered in Term 1, with 012, 013 and 014 offered in subsequent Terms.

Two Adult Introductory Hindi classes are currently on offer in 2020: Hindi 101 for new learners, and Hindi 103 for those who began studying with us in 2019 Term 3 and who have already completed two Terms of study and are already familiar with the Devanāgarī script.

Each of these series of classes will continue throughout 2020.

The following Hindi classes are offered in Hamilton in 2020 Term 1:


HINDI 011: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR KIDS (aged 10+)

Our Term 1 Introductory Hindi 011 for Kids is specifically designed for children ages 10-19 who do not know how to read, write or speak the Hindi language.

Term 1 Introductory classes began with learning the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, writing and reading practice, and included basic introductory grammar and some conversation. Term 2 classes will continue with Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script reading and writing practice, and will continue with introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Kids who already understand and speak Hindi, but who do not know how to read and write in Devanāgarī, may chose to enroll in the Term 1 course only.

Introductory Hindi 011 for Kids is being offered this year on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm. Term 1 classes begin on Thursday 13 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Thursday 2 April 2020. Subsequent classes (Hindi 012, 013, and 014) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Cost per student per Term (8 classes):

  • $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)

The course fee includes all teaching materials. Individual notebooks for note taking are not provided. Students must bring their own notebooks and pens/pencils.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.

HINDI 101: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULTS

Our Term 1 Introductory Hindi 101 for Adults class is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who do not know how to read, write or speak the Hindi language, and who may wish to enroll in an evening class.

Term 1 Introductory classes begin with learning the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, writing and reading practice, and include basic introductory grammar and some conversation. Term 2 classes (Hindi 102) will continue with Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script reading and writing practice, and will continue with introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Adults and older teens who already understand and speak Hindi, but who do not know how to read and write in Devanāgarī, may chose to enroll in the Term 1 course only.

Introductory Hindi 101 for Adults is being offered this year on Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. Term 1 classes begin on Friday 14 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Friday 3 April 2020. Subsequent classes (Hindi 102, 103, and 104) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $104 (includes $4 online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)

The course fee includes all teaching materials. Individual notebooks for note taking are not provided. Students must bring their own notebooks and pens/pencils.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.

HINDI 103: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULTS

Our 2020 Term 1 Introductory Hindi 103 for Adults class is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who have completed Hindi 101 and Hindi 102 in 2019, and who wish to continue their language learning. This class may also be suitable for new students who can already read and write in Devanāgrī, but who may have rudimentary Hindi grammar and vocabulary skills. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enroll, please contact us.

केले कैसे हैं?

Our Term 1 Introductory Hindi 103 for Adults class continues this year in the same time slot as it did in 2019, meeting on Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm. Term 1 classes begins on Friday 14 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Friday 3 April 2020. Subsequent classes (Hindi 104 and Hindi 201 and 202) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year if there is sufficient interest.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $104 (includes $4 online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)

The course fee includes all teaching materials. Individual notebooks for note taking are not provided. Students must bring their own notebooks and pens/pencils.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

COURSE MATERIALS: An “Introductory Hindi” text, written by Dr Todd Nachowitz with Hindi dialogues written by Pandit Virendra Singh of Varanasi, is included in the course fees. These are currently being distributed in class as handouts, but will comprise a completed textbook once completed. Students should purchase a loose-leaf binder and a notebook for taking notes.


INSTRUCTOR: Classes are taught by Dr Todd Nachowitz, who has been studying Hindi and Urdu since 1978, and has lived and worked in India and Pakistan during the 1980s and 1990s. Todd has studied Hindi under the tutelage of Dr Tej Bhatia of Syracuse University, (1978-1980) and Pandit Virendra Singh of Varanasi (1980-1988), and studied Urdu under the direction of Dr Muhammad Umar Memen at the University of Wisconsin, Ustad Qamar Jalil of Lahore, Pakistan, and with Urdu Calligrapher Ustad Shor Sahab (also of Lahore) since 1983. Todd has taught both Hindi and Urdu at Syracuse University in upstate New York, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, as Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College Year in India Programme in Varanasi (1985-1988), and as Field Director of the University of California-Berkeley’s Berkley Urdu Language Programme in Pakistan (BULPIP) in Lahore in 1991-1992.


LOCATION: all language classes are held at Artmakers Trust, Norris Ward Park Arts Centre, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton, located on the corner of Ward Street and Seddon Road. The carpark entrance is off Seddon Road at the back of Norris Ward Park. The classroom is immediately to the left of the Waikato Society of Potters studio. There is plenty of free parking available in the carpark just outside the classroom. Bikes are also welcomed!


To REGISTER for any of our Hindi classes, please go to our Registration page by clicking on the ‘Registration’ link in the Main Menu above, or by clicking here. Then scroll down to the appropriate section under Hindi Language classes and choose the correct ‘Pay Now’ button to initiate registration and payment.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.

Please contact us at <info@earthdiverse.org.nz> if you have any questions or wish to join a class currently in session.

Additional classes, such as a class for much younger children that focuses on conversational skills only, may be considered if there are enough children ready to enroll. Please contact us if you may be interested in such a class.

page last updated on 28 December 2019