Foundations in Hindi Language & Culture
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.