This fun, friendly course proposes to introduce the most widely spoken language of South Asia to students who have little or no prior knowledge of Hindi. Students will be introduced to the Devanagari writing system, however, emphasis will be on speaking skills and listening comprehension. Hindi songs from contemporary Indian cinema will enhance the conventional teaching materials. Along with the language, students will have exposure to Indian culture through discussion about food, festivals, family, and travel in India.
Rita Pandey received her Ph.D. from the Banaras Hindu University and completed Hindi teachers training sponsored by STAR TALK at the New York University. She has taught 10+ years at a Sunday school, MIT club and community adult education.