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 45 hours to synchronous and 22.5 hours to asynchronous activities and assignments over a six-week period. Synchronous classes will be held in the morning or in the evenings according to the student-teacher availability and time zones. Synchronous sessions with language teachers may include direct instruction, drills and conversation exercises, audio-visual listening, reading practices, word games and oral presentations etc. Asynchronous activities may include 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.
- Build Hindi language skills with small group sessions and activities.
- Learn from native language teachers, with experience in both online and in-person language instruction.
Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.