India

Hindi Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Build a solid foundation of Hindi language skills through this intensive online course.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

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

Language of Study

Hindi

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate

Dates

Jun 1 ‎– Jul 12

Program Countries

India

Program Base

Online

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

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. This intensive, online 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. Instructors will draw materials from variety of formal and informal sources, including audio-visual materials.

Students will be expected to devote approximately 22.5 hours to synchronous and asynchronous activities per week over a six-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones. Synchronous sessions may include direct instruction, drills, and conversation exercises with language teachers. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be scheduled together with instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.  Asynchronous activities may include approximately practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completion of assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.

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.

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.

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 with instructors
  • 15 hours of individualized online and on-site tutoring
  • 15 hours of conversation practice

Hindi (Online)

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

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

Faculty & Staff

India: Hindi Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

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

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    The tuition for this program is $960. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.