Hindi Beginners Course

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Program Description

The objective of the training course is to provide a complete introduction to modern Hindi.

Quite aside from its importance in its country of origin, Hindi is understood by many millions in the Indian diaspora and has served as the language of Indian cultural identity and of communication between speakers of related Indic languages. It is a language of daily use in areas as widespread as Fiji, Trinidad and Mauritius.

Hindi is among twenty-two languages currently designated as 'official' in India. It has the greatest number of speakers of any Indian language and is spoken, as either a first or additional language, by a number of people estimated to be in excess of 500 million within India alone.

The use of Hindi as a language of both administration and also literature has increased steadily since Indian independence. Additionally, the importance of a prolific film industry, commonly referred to as 'Bollywood', has given Hindi a wide and global appeal beyond the administrative and literary contexts.

Structurally, Hindi is barely distinguishable from Urdu - a language that is wholly intelligible to speakers of Hindi at a basic conversational level. Where Hindi and Urdu part company is at the literary level, with the former using the Sanskrit alphabet and the latter employing a form of the Arabic alphabet modified through Persian influence.


By the end of the program, pupils will have covered basic grammatical constructions and acquired an essential working vocabulary enabling them to communicate within a limited range of situations in which students are likely to find themselves. The language is presented together with the cultural context in which it is used so that learners are able to appreciate such things as suitability and also linguistic etiquette when interaction occurs in the target language.

What`s Included

The course is taught in English and Hindi with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.

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London, United Kingdom

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SOAS, University of London
  • United Kingdom: London
1 year+
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