Overview
Study Area
Other
Location Available New Delhi
Length
4 modules/ certificate (1 module = 15 hours)
Schedule
Variable
Start Dates

Please contact ILSC-New Delhi

Language Levels B1B2B3B4I1I2I3I4A1A2

Develop Hindi language skills for doing business, or to help you in your daily life in India.

  • Certified and experienced native Hindi teachers
  • Small class sizes and flexible start dates
  • 2 certificates levels available: Beginner or Intermediate

What You'll Learn

Developed by certified and highly-experienced Indian trainers, this Beginner or Intermediate Hindi Certificate program is an interactive, communicative and highly practical program for anyone looking to learn the basics of Hindi. The class is based on a student-centered approach that accommodates each learner’s interests and passions.
Each certificate contains four learning modules. Start with the Beginner Hindi Certificate, and if you want to continue developing your Hindi skills, follow with the Intermediate Certificate. Developing Hindi language skills will help you gain a deeper understanding of Indian life and traditions, and will make it easier for you to negotiate and handle your daily, or business needs in Delhi and around the country.
 

 

 

Beginner Hindi

In the Beginner Hindi Program, our focus is to help you specifically strengthen your listening and speaking skills. You will also be slowly introduced to the Hindi script for some writing and reading practice. We use various teaching materials such as textbooks, audio CDs, internet sites, movies, songs and newspapers. You will discover and practice the language by using role-plays, group and pair work, and language games.

With the ILSC–New Delhi Beginner’s Hindi Program, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Hindi script and begin to read and write
  • Learn basic vocabulary through speaking practice
  • Practice listening with real-life dialogues and conversations
  • Be exposed to basic Hindi grammar
  • Learn all the important phonological features of Hindi
  • Discover important cultural tips
  • Practice important functional language
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MODULE 1: Greetings and introductions; talking about habits and routines; simple present tense; Introduction to Hindi sound system; Hindi alphabet—letter recognition and formation; cultural point—how and when to greet someone in social situations, and non-verbal communication; language point—different pronouns for the old and the young, relationship between adjectives and gender.

MODULE 2: Talking about weather; asking about location of places; negotiating with autorickshaw driver; present continuous tense, imperatives, masculine and feminine; verbs for daily activities; dependent vowel signs; word formation; cultural point—relationship between men and women, taboos in India; language point—use of suffixes to change the politeness of commands; English loan words.

MODULE 3: Making plans; asking for prices; inquiring about availability; future tense; singular plural; nasal sounds; numbers; time expressions; colours; conjuncts and their sounds; cultural point—gift giving, and art of negotiating in India; language point—Hindi loan words in English, and colloquial expressions.

MODULE 4: Offering and asking for food; refusing politely; talking about health; expressing feelings; adjectives; possessive pronouns; influence of Arabic and Urdu; sounds of joint letters; words related to food; parts of the body; sentence formation; punctuation; cultural point: eating etiquette, and do's and don'ts in India; language point—formal vs. informal language.

 

 

Intermediate Hindi

The Intermediate Hindi Communication Program aims to give in-depth knowledge on the logic and basic grammatical rules of Hindi, and further develops the vocabulary repertoire and functional language needed to survive in India. Unlike the beginner module, more attention is paid to speaking and listening skills as the main focus is to encourage free speech, understanding and recollection of language with a minimum of errors. The program materials include a workbook, handouts, books, CDs, and authentic sources from the internet and other media. The program also includes activities like homestay with locals (A Day In The Life), real life conversations with Indians, story writing, vocabulary workshops, song lessons, field trips to local markets etc.

With the Intermediate Hindi Program, you will:

  • Learn to use Hindi freely
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of basic grammar rules
  • Understand the local accent
  • Use and understand difficult vocabulary and word roots
  • Learn variations of functional language
  • Understand and adapt to the local culture
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Module I: Present activities; transitive and intransitive verbs; talking about past events; past indefinite and past perfect tenses; subject pronoun suffix; talking about past experiences; past imminent and present perfect tenses; vocabulary for touristic activities in India; vocabulary for Indian customs and traditions.

Module 2: Making requests and offers; different forms of imperatives; listening lesson; vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms; talking about abilities; giving reasons; conjunctions; talking about obligations; postpositions; feminine nouns, oblique case.

Module 3: Talking about wants and needs; masculine nouns, oblique case; making comparisons; positive, comparative, superlative adjectives; listening lesson; asking for permission; asking for information; relative-correlative pronouns; giving advice and suggestions.

Module 4: Talking about time and duration; numbers; since, for, from and until; sharing opinions, agreeing, and disagreeing; adverbs of frequency; Hindi in the kitchen; listening lesson.