India

Intensive Hindi Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced) Online | Abroad

Build a solid foundation of Hindi language skills through this intensive online course, with an in-country component in Jaipur, India.

At a Glance

Credits

3 (+3)

Prerequisites

None, but online component or equivalent to enroll in the J-Term

Language of Study

Hindi

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Courses taught in

English

Dates

Jul 13 ‎– Jul 31

Online Term

Jul 13 ‎– Jul 31

In-Country J-Term (optional)

Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Base

Online, Jaipur, India

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad. The online course is open to all applicants. The in-person J-term is open to college undergraduates who have completed the online term or who provide proof of completion (or the equivalent) of at least one semester of language study.

Learning Hindi, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, provides opportunities to contribute to the growing connections between the U.S. and India and engage with the worldwide Indian diaspora. Through this program, you will develop practical Hindi language skills, as well as an appreciation of the culture and society in which it is embedded.

After taking an online language placement test, you will be placed into the appropriate level group for your Hindi studies. Both the online and in-person components of this intensive Hindi language course will introduce level-specific grammatical forms and essential vocabulary to establish a solid foundation in all four key language skill areas—listening, speaking, reading and writing. Daily instruction, practice sessions, and assignments will improve your ability to express yourself and engage in conversation in Hindi. During the online course, instructors will draw materials from variety of formal and informal sources, including audio-visual materials.

The in-country component in Jaipur, India, will provide individualized instruction and opportunities to practice your language skills in real-world settings. You will also explore one of Jaipur’s local crafts, such as kite-making, block printing, or tie-dying fabric, to learn hands-on skills and related vocabulary, which you will share through a written paper and class presentation.

Highlights

  • Build Hindi language skills with small group sessions and individualized tutoring.
  • Learn from native language teachers, with experience in both online and in-person language instruction.
  • Live with a homestay family in Jaipur and learn about India’s diverse communities and cultures. (J-term)
  • Explore a local craft and develop new skills and vocabulary through hands-on learning activities. (J-term)

Prerequisites

In order for a student's language pledge to be effective, students are recommended to complete SIT's summer online component first, or have the equivalent of one semester of language study when starting the J-term program.

Program Terms

Online Term Details

Online classes will take place Monday–Friday, with three hours of instruction per day, for a total of 15 hours each week. The first hour will focus on grammar and then for the second hour, the class will be divided in two to three groups for drills and conversation. The third hour of each day will provide individualized support to help students improve on specific skills, such as reading, vocabulary, or oral proficiency, among others.

In-Country (J-Term) Details

In India, you will continue formal Hindi language classes, with grammar instruction, drills and conversation practice, and one-on-one tutoring. Field activities will provide opportunities to practice your language skills in real world settings and learn about your diverse host community. You will also build vocabulary and hands-on skills by exploring one of Jaipur’s well-known crafts, such as kite-making, food preservation, tie-dying fabric, or block printing, among others. You will write a short paper on your chosen craft and present it to the class.

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

Academics

Coursework

The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • 45 class hours of online Intensive Hindi language study.
  • 45 class hours of in-person Intensive Hindi Language study in Jaipur, India. (J-term)
  • 15 hours of individualized online and on-site tutoring and 15 hours of conversation practice.
  • 10 hours of hands-on skill building and related language learning in India. (J-term)

Hindi (Online)

Beginning Hindi – syllabus
(HIND1003-1503 / 3 credits)

Intermediate Hindi – syllabus
(HIND2003-2503 / 3 credits)

Advanced Hindi – syllabus
(HIND3003-3503 / 3 credits)

Hindi (In Country)

Faculty & Staff

India: Intensive Hindi Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced) Online | Abroad

Trilochan Pandey, MS
Anjani Sharma, MA
Awadhesh Aadhar, MA
Rashmi Sharma, PhD
Language Faculty

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  • COST & SCHOLARSHIPS

    The total cost for this program is $960, while the optional in-country term is $2,848, including tuition, room & board, health insurance, and more. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.