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HINDI (हिन्दी) LANGUAGE COURSES:

Our Introductory Hindi 101 language courses begin 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.

2020 TERM 3 HINDI COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED:

  • Hindi 101: Introductory Hindi for beginning students
  • Hindi 103: Introductory Hindi for continuing students
  • Hindi 201: Intermediate Hindi for continuing students

Three teaching streams at different levels are currently on offer during Term 3 (July-September 2020). New Introductory Hindi 101 classes are currently being offered and Continuing Introductory Hindi 103 and Continuing Intermediate Hindi 201 are also being offered during Term 3.

If you are interested in a separate class for younger children to be offered during the day, please contact us at via the form on our Contact page.

EarthDiverse offers the following Hindi language classes on a rotating basis:

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

Three Teen & Adult Introductory Hindi classes are currently on offer in 2020: Introductory Hindi 101 for new learners, Introductory Hindi 103 & Intermediate Hindi 201 for our continuing students. If you live outside the Waikato, consider enrolling in our distance-learning options.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: All of our Hindi courses offer distance-learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.

The following Hindi classes are offered on a rotating basis:


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

Our Term 1 Introductory Hindi 011 for Kids is specifically designed for children ages 10-15 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 not currently offered in 2020 Term 3. If you are interested in enrolling your child in future classes, please contact us via the form on our Contact page.

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

HINDI 101: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULTS (offered T 3)

Our Term 1 Introductory Hindi 101 for Adults course is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who do not know how to read, write or speak the Hindi language.

This class is currently being offered in 2020 Term 3.

Hindi 101 Introductory classes begin with learning the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, writing and reading practice, and include basic introductory grammar and some conversation. Hindi 102 continues with Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script reading and writing practice, and 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 Hindi 101 course only.

Introductory Hindi 101 for Adults is being offered this term (Term 3: July-September 2020) on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm. Term 3 classes begin on Thursday 30 July 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Thursday 17 September 2020. Subsequent classes (Hindi 102 and 103) will be held in the same time slot during Terms 4 and beyond.

This course is available with distance-learning options.

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 is available now on our Registration page.


HINDI 102: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULT CONTINUERS

Our Introductory Hindi 102 for Adults course is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who have completed Hindi 101 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.

This class is not currently available will next be offered in 2020 Term 4.


HINDI 103: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULT CONTINUERS

Our Introductory Hindi 103 for Adults course is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who have completed both the Hindi 101 and 102 courses 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.

This class is currently available and offered in 2020 Term 3.

Introductory Hindi 103 for Adults is being offered this term (Term 3: July-September 2020) on Fridays from 6:00-7:30pm. Term 3 classes begin on Friday 31 July 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Friday 18 September 2020. Subsequent classes (Introductory Hindi 104, Intermediate Hindi 201) will be held in the same time slot during Terms 4 and beyond.

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 is available now on our Registration page.


HINDI 104: INTRODUCTORY HINDI FOR ADULTS

Our Introductory Hindi 104 for Adults course is specifically designed for adults (and older teens) who have completed Hindi 101-103 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 basic Hindi grammar and vocabulary skills. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enroll in this course, please contact us.

This class is not currently on offer in 2020 Term 3.


HINDI 201: INTERMEDIATE HINDI FOR ADULTS (offered Term 3)

Our Term 3 Intermediate Hindi 201 class continues in the same time slot as before, meeting on Fridays from 4:00-5:30pm. Term 3 classes begin on Friday 31 July 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Friday 18 September 2020. Subsequent classes (Intermediate Hindi 202-204) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

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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 is available now on our Registration page.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR HINDI COURSES:

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 or as a PDF file, 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 (except for our on-line distance learning class) 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 via our Contact Form on our Contact page 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 9 July 2020.