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