India

Intensive Hindi Language (All Levels | J-Term)

Build a solid foundation of Hindi language skills through this immersive, in-country course in Jaipur, India.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

Language of Study

Hindi

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Dates

Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Base

Jaipur, India

Critical Global Issue of Study

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Overview

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 a language placement test, you will be placed into the appropriate level group for your Hindi studies. 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.  

While in Jaipur, India, this course 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. 

SIT is also offering a supplementary online Hindi Language course during the fall semester. 

Highlights

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

Prerequisites

Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.  

Program Sites

Jaipur, India

Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. It is a complex, sprawling city that is both traditional and modern. Housing our classrooms, library, and administrative offices, the Jaipur program center is located in a residential colony in the new part of Jaipur and provides an environment conducive to learning and comfort.  

While in Jaipur, you will have 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 intensive Hindi Language study
  • 15 hours of individualized tutoring and 15 hours of conversation practice
  • 10 hours of hands-on skill building and related language learning
  • Immersive learning enhanced by a language pledge
  • Homework, quizzes, and immersive learning activities

Course Information Coming Soon

Homestays

While in Jaipur you will live with a local homestay family.

Other accommodations include small boarding houses or hotels.

Faculty & Staff

India: Intensive Hindi Language (All Levels | J-Term)

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

Discover the Possibilities

  • COST & SCHOLARSHIPS

    The total cost for this program 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.