The importance of Hindi language is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese. It’s estimated that nearly half a billion people worldwide speak this wonderful language. The importance of Hindi is one of the many languages in India that is considered to be the national and official language of the northern parts of India.
The Hindi language is also known as Hindi-Urdu or Hindustani and also had many different regional and national dialects. Hindi derives from the Indo-European language family of languages. The closest language to Hindi can be considered Arabic. However, unlike Arabic, Hindi is written left to right.
Course Contents: 30 hours
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the distinctive sounds, vocabulary, and sentence structure of Hindi
• Understand the cultural rules of engagement at work in India, in particular (i.e., dos and don't and different interpretation of eye contact, proxemics, and other body languages)
• Participate in elementary level exchanges with other Hindi speakers (i.e., greeting individuals appropriately, asking for information, including asking for and giving directions, and leave-taking)
• Correctly identify (in spoken and written language) and write all individual and blended consonant and vowel sounds, and understand, read and write at least 2 frequency words
• Follow basic directions worded in Hindi (orally and in writing), including landmark-based directions which are more common in India, given the relative absence of chronological zip code based numerical addresses)
• Understand and construct simple sentences in speech and writing