Foundations in Hindi Language & Culture


India: Allahabad


We teach long and short courses (three months to two years) in Hindi language and culture. Our "Foundations in Hindi Language & Culture" course is normally a two-year program but has an accelerated version lasting one year. It is very rich in content. We also offer cultural tours in conjunction with study courses, as well as instruction in Indian music and dance. Shorter courses of three to six months are for survival Hindi or for those who have already studied Hindi at their university or at another language school. We are recognized as a university level instructional institution by the government of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Those completing our foundations course are given our Diploma in Hindi Language & Culture.


Our method of teaching consists of in-depth explanations of language and culture, followed by practice to get a feel for self-expression, plus drills to enable students to remember the rich material. We have a unique approach to Hindi grammar developed at our school. We teach parallel Hindi-Urdu vocabulary to enable students to switch between the Hindi and the Urdu dialects or to speak the mixed Hindustani language. We conduct cultural tours and exposure trips in local communities in Allahabad and Varanasi, as well as at other North Indian locations. Students from the University of Leipzig, Germany have sometimes studied with us to supplement their studies in Indology/South Asian Studies.


Fall, Spring, Winter, Academic Year


First Monday in July each year, first Monday in January each year

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)


  • Hindi

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English
  • Hindi

Subject Areas

  • Asian Studies
  • Culture
  • Intensive Language
  • Languages / Linguistics

Cost in US$:

USD3.50 to USD 5.50 per hour

Program Fees Include:

In the regular program students study two to three hours per day, five days a week. Individual instruction is at a higher rate. The exact total cost depends on the program opted for by the student.

Credit Available


Experience Required


    Familiarity with English is essential, unless the student has come to study English. Familiarity with university level studies is essential.

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of maximum of five

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

two weeks

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad