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as in-person classes, live-streamed Zoom sessions 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 & Time:

Begins Tuesday 30 Jul 2024

  • • Our 2024 Term 3 Intermediate Hindi 301, Part 5 course meets on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30pm beginning on Tuesday 30 July (New Zealand time) and continues for eight consecutive weekly sessions. The last class of the Term is held on Tuesday 17 September 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 the next day.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Mon 29 Jul 2024, 7:00-8:30pm

  • US Pacific: begins Mon 29 Jul 2024, 10.00 - 11:30pm

  • US Eastern: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 1:00 - 2:30am

  • London, UK: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 6:00-7:30am

  • Paris, France: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 7:00 - 8.30am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Tue 30 July 2024, 10:30am-12:00pm

  • Bangkok: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 12:00-1:30pm

  • Singapore/Shanghai: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 1.00-2:30pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 2:00-3:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Tue 30 Jul 2024, 3.00-4:30pm

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Hindi 301: Intermediate Hindi, Part 5

  • • This is Part 5 of an eight-part Intermediate course taught over eight successive school terms specifically designed for continuing 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) learning Hindi and about South Asian culture, and have some fun too!

  • • Our Intermediate Hindi 301, Part 5 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who have completed the first year Introductory Hindi 101-104 and Intermediate Hindi 201-204 courses (or equivalent) and who wish to continue their language learning. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enrol in this course, please contact us.

  • • Intermediate Hindi 301 continues with reading practice in Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script, and includes continued intermediate grammar, vocabulary, conversation and comprehension. New grammatical constructions, vocabulary and improving conversational skills are highlighted. Hindi stories, film songs and ghazals will begin to be introduced this year.

  • • Subsequent Term courses continue with Intermediate Hindi (i.e. our Hindi 302-304 courses), followed by Advanced Hindi in Year 4. All classes 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! (updated 1 June 2024)

About this course

  • Video and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboards notes are uploaded weekly after each live session
  • Begins on Tue 30 July 2024
  • NZ time: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm

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.


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 offices and classrooms located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the 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 of 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 and 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 class has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams.

• You will not need to purchase any additional materials.

• All classes encourage questions and group discussion.

• PDFs of class presentations and video recordings of each session will be 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!

• Course fees include a cup of tea or coffee if you'd like.

• There are no refunds for missed class.


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

• An “Introductory Hindi” textbook by the course instructor 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 digital class whiteboard will be posted as a PDF on the course webpage so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.


A keen desire to continue learning Hindi!

  • Completion of the Introductory series of Hindi 101-104 and Intermediate Hindi 201-204, or equivalent.

  • No prerequisites if you are already familiar with the Devanāgrī script and have some familiarity with Hindi grammar or spoken Hindi.


5 star rating

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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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