Hindi language classes are taught weekly during school Terms on Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm beginning on Friday 18 October and run for 8 weeks through to Friday 6 December 2019.
Term 3 classes began with learning the Devanāgrī (देवनागरी) script, writing and reading practice, and included basic introductory grammar and some conversation.
Term 4 classes will continue with Devanāgrī (देवनागरी) script reading and writing practice, and will continue with introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation
An “Introductory Hindi” text, written by Dr Todd Nachowitz and Virendra Singh, is included in the course fees.
Classes are taught by Todd Nachowitz, PhD, who has been studying Hindi and Urdu since 1978, and has lived and worked in India and Pakistan during the 1980s and 1990s. Todd has taught Hindi and Urdu at both Syracuse University in upstate New York and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, as well as for the University of California-Berkeley while he was Field Director of the Berkley Urdu Language Programme (BULPIP) in Lahore, Pakistan.
Our 2019 Hindi class is generally for teens and adults, but children aged 10 and above can be considered for the class. If you are interested in a separate class for younger children below the age of 10, please contact us at <email@example.com> as there are currently other parents who are interested as well. We will offer specially-tailored classes for children and young adults beginning in February 2020. An Urdu language class, based in the Nastaliq script, will also be offered in February 2020.
Where: Hamilton Hindi classes are held at Artmakers, Norris Ward Park Arts Centre, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton. The carpark entrance is off Seddon Road at the back of Norris Ward Park. The classroom is immediately to the left of the Waikato Society of Potters studio. There is plenty of free parking available in the carpark just outside the classroom. Bikes are also welcomed!
Registration for the entire Term (8 sessions) is:
- Waged: $104.00 (includes $4 registration fee and class materials)
- Unwaged (e.g. students, seniors): $84.00 (includes $4 registration fee and class materials)
Registration: For more information, please visit EarthDiverse's web site at www.earthdiverse.org.nz/classes/.