Offered:

  • Term 2 (May-June) and Term 4 (October-December) each year.

Date & Time:

  • Our 2022 Term 4 course will not take place during this Oct-Dec 2022 period due to no students currently at this level. Please seek out other Hindi courses offered this Term (both above and below this level) and see if you can join an existing class.

Time Zone equivalents:

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Description:

  • Our Intermediate Hindi 202 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who have completed the first year Introductory Hindi 101-104 and Intermediate Hindi 201 courses and who wish to continue their language learning. This class may also be suitable for students who already read and write in Devanāgarī, and who may already have Introductory Hindi grammar and vocabulary skills. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enrol in this course, please contact us.

  • Intermediate Hindi 202 continues with practice reading and writing in Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, and includes continued intermediate grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Subsequent Terms focus on new grammatical points, vocabulary and on improving conversational skills. Hindi film songs and ghazals continue to be introduced.

  • Note: Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.

Who can take this course?

  • Our Intermediate Hindi 202, Part 2 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who have completed the Hindi 101-104 and Intermediate Hindi 201 courses and who wish to continue their language learning. This class may also be suitable for new students who can already read and write in Devanāgarī, but who may have some understanding of Hindi grammar and a gfair amount of vocabulary. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enrol.

Meet our Instructor

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.

Location:

EarthDiverse Centre, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below ), or on-line via-Zoom.

Note: Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.

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. These options can be mixed and matched throughout the course to suit your own availability and location.

Distance-Learning option:

  • 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 New Zealand Dollars

Course curriculum

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    • EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

Notes:

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

Prerequisites:

Prerequisites for this Course:

  • Completion of the Introductory series of Hindi 101-104, an the Intermediate Hindi 201 course

  • no prerequisites if you are already familiar with the Devanāgarī script and have some familiarity with Hindi grammar or spoken Hindi. Contact us to speak with the instructor about placement.

Materials:

  • An “Introductory Hindi” text is included in the course fees. This is posted on the course webpage and is available once you have registered for the course. 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 the class whiteboard will be posted a digital PDF to the course webpage so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.

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