To apply for special permission for a Hindi course, contact the SILP Director, Silke von der Emde (vonderemde@vassar.edu) during spring pre-registration.

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Beginning Hindi (HIND 105-106)

This course is designed to enable those with no previous knowledge of Hindi to learn to read, write and converse in the language with confidence. The Hindi in this course is primarily colloquial and practical, which also gives greater access to Urdu, Hindi’s sister language.

Students are introduced to the main grammatical structures of Hindi and practice colloquial and practical conversation.

Intermediate Hindi (HIND 210-211)

This course builds on Beginning Hindi and increases proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students complete their understanding of main grammatical structures in Hindi.

Advanced Hindi (HIND 310, 311)

Students with an advanced knowledge of Hindi refine their language skills and broaden their cultural and literary understanding through reading, writing, and oral communication.

Tutor: Anita Mehta

Examiner: Seema Khurana, Yale University