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In-person classes, Zoom and video recordings

• Term 1 (Feb-Apr ) and Term 3 (Jul-Sep) each year, pending sufficient enrolment. • This course is offered as an in-person course at the EarthDiverse Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, live-streamed via Zoom if you live elsewhere, and as video recordings of the live sessions if you cannot attend the regularly scheduled class.

Date and Time:

Begins Monday 19 February 2024

Our 2024 Term 1 Hindi 201 course meets on Mondays from 6:00 -7:30 pm beginning Monday, 19 February 2024 (NZ time) and continues for eight consecutive weeks, with the last class held on Monday, 8 April 2024. • If you live outside of New Zealand and wish to Zoom in to our live class sessions, check the nearest local Time Zone equivalent below.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand. If your Time Zone doesn't suit our live-streamed class, you can also access our courses by watching the live-recorded sessions that are posted to the course webpage each week, usually within 1-2 days.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Sun 18 Feb 2024, 7:00-8:30pm

  • US Pacific: begins Sun 18 Feb 2024, 9:00-10:30pm

  • US Eastern: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12:00-1:30am

  • London, UK: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 5:00-6:30am

  • Paris, France: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 6:00-7:30am

  • New Delhi India: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 10:30am-12:00pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12:00-1:30pm

  • Singapore & Shanghai: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 1:00-2:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Mon 19 Feb 2024, 4:00-5:30pm

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Hindi 201 Intermediate Hindi, Part 1

• This is Part 1 of a four-part Intermediate course taught over 4 successive school terms specifically designed for recent Hindi learners. All of our language courses focus on acquiring reading and conversational skills, and learning about local culture. Our courses are designed for busy people: we do not expect you to study outside of class, nor do we assign homework (unless you’d like some!). Come and spend 12 class hours per Term (eight 1.5 hour weekly classes) continuing to learn Hindi and about Indian culture, and have some fun too! • Our Intermediate Hindi 201, Part 1 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who have completed Hindi 101-104, and wish to continue their language learning. This class may also be suitable for new students who can already read Devanāgrī, but who may have basic Hindi grammar and vocabulary skills. Building upon the script and basic conversational questions taught in Hindi 101-104, this course continues with additional grammar, vocabulary, conversation and comprehension. New grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice continue on a weekly basis. • Subsequent Term courses continue with Intermediate Hindi (i.e. our Hindi 202-204 courses) and continue to include additional reading and comprehension practice, intermediate grammar, vocabulary, and conversation and will continue in the same time slot for the duration of the full course.

Course curriculum

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here 1-2 days after each class.

    1. EarthDiverse Course Information:

    2. EarthDiverse Zoom Instructions:

    1. 2024T1 EarthDiverse Beginning Hindi textbook (updated for 2024 Term 1)

    2. Link to EarthDiverse's Hindi flashcard sets at

    3. todd's Hindi verb tenses cheat sheet!

    1. 20240219 T1.1 Hindi 201 class notes

    2. 20240219 T1.1 Hindi 201 video

About this course

  • Video and PDF content of class presentations or digital class notes are uploaded 1-2 days after each live session.
  • Begins on Mon 19 Feb 2024
  • NZ time: Mondays 6:00-7:30pm

Meet our Intructor

Executive Director, Senior Lecturer Dr Todd Nachowitz, PhD

Dr Todd Nachowitz, PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of EarthDiverse. Todd is a Hamilton-based lecturer, anthropologist, environmentalist and diversity educator. He previously taught in Religious Studies at the University of Waikato, teaching courses on Comparative Religion and Religious Fundamentalism & Extremism. Todd holds a Masters Degree in Development Anthropology from Syracuse University in upstate New York (1991) and a PhD from the University of Waikato (2015) in Political Science and Public Policy where he completed his thesis on diversity governance and the Indian diaspora in New Zealand. Prior to settling in New Zealand in 1995, Todd lived and worked in the United States, India, Pakistan and Nepal. He spent 11 years in South Asia as the Academic Director for university study-abroad programmes in Varanasi, India (for the University of Wisconsin-Madison); Lahore, Pakistan (for the University of California-Berkeley); and Kathmandu, Nepal (for School for International Training, based in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA) focusing on language, culture and religion. Todd speaks Hindi and Urdu, and is a specialist in comparative world religions and the history, religions, languages and cultures of South Asia. He also currently teaches our Hindi and Urdu language courses and the Religious Diversity courses at EarthDiverse.


This is a hybrid class with both in-person sessions in our classrooms and streamed live via Zoom.

All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance located on the left side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time.

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning options:

Live Zoom sessions or Video-Recordings

  • • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

• All prices in NZ dollars and includes GST. • Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees. • Prices remain the same regardless of your chosen method for accessing this course.


Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are usually posted within 1-2 days of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning on a day and time of your choosing.

• This course has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams. • You will not need to purchase any reading materials. • All classes encourage questions and group discussion. • PDFs of class presentations and video recordings of each session are posted 1-2 days after each session for the duration of the course. You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions! • If you’re attending in-person, course fees include tea/coffee/snack at each session. Help yourself! • There are no refunds for missed classes. • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single session without registering.


All materials are included in the course fees. These are developed by our instructors and distributed as PDF files as the course progresses.

• Course materials are provided to all registered students as digital materials made available to you on the course webpage for download (accessible after registration). • There is no need to purchase any additional textbooks for this course, although you may choose to do so to supplement your learning. • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. • Any notes that our instructor writes on a digital whiteboard are posted to the class webpage on your dashboard as a PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook. • An “Introductory Hindi” text is included in the course fees. This is currently available as as PDF file for download from the course webpage once you have completed the registration process and can access your Dashboard.


A keen desire to continue your Hindi learning!

• Hindi 101-104 or equivalent. • Familiarity with the Devanāgrī script. • Open to both adults and kids 10 years and older.


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Sheralee Moore

The method of teaching is based on social interaction for the first part, therefore the lesson is easier to remember. I like reviewing the lesson and often ...

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The method of teaching is based on social interaction for the first part, therefore the lesson is easier to remember. I like reviewing the lesson and often put on during some down time. Todd's vast experience, idioms, memories are often a feature of the learning experience which I enjoy the most!

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