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Hindi for Non-Hindi Speaking People

Kavita Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Hindi for Non-Hindi speaking people is an original two-in-one monograph that covers grammar and is a reader for beginners. The book has virtually sprung from Kavita Kumar's long experience of teaching Hindi to foreign students of several nationalities. It can be used both as a classroom text and for self study. It is designed to meet the needs of the novice, taking him/her gradually to intermediate and upper intermediate levels of proficiency. The book can be gainfully used even by fairly advanced students who nevertheless, still sometimes make grammatical mistakes in speech and writing. The book is a complete course in an easy-to-follow style comprising of meticulously arranged and graded lessons (units). A complete course in spoken and written Hindi - a practical course that is both fun and eadily comprehensible. A journey to the Hindi alphabet, its vowels, consonants, conjunct letters and phonetic transliteration, through the sections of practice reading tailored to fit interesting and practical daily life situaltions in India. She explains everything clearly along the way with many opportunities to practice what you learn, gives exercises of reading based on rules explained earlier in the text, lists of antonyms and synonyms, sound words and phrases, and idioms and essentials of grammar dealt with a minimum of jargon. The book fulfills a long-felt need for reference Hindi grammar for non-Hindi speaking people outside the country. Now also available is a Hindi for Non-Hindi speaking People -- A WORKBOOK by the same author which has been specially designed as a self-study or classroom companion volume to Hindi for Non-Hindi Speaking People.
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About the author

Kavita Kumar

Kavita Kumar (nee Krishna Bhasin) holds a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University. Starting her career as lecturer in Economics at Janki Devi College, Delhi, she taught at a few other places, then dedicated herself to teaching English and Hindi as a second language. She runs her own school in Varanasi (India) teaching Hindi, English and basic German to students from Europe, India, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Thailand and several other countries. Her specialization is active Hindi in use today. She has been constantly pursuing informal research to design an easy-to-follow user-friendly plan to learn and teach Hindi. Her book Hindi for Non-Hindi-Speaking People (with accompanying workbook) has been widely acclaimed and appreciated by readers as a precious resource to learn Hindi. She is widely traveled; and has lived in Canada, Japan, Germany and USA. She is well-acquainted with the diverse emotional needs of beginner students whose learning process involves encounters with an alien culture an well. On account of a broad spectrum of experiences in varied cultures and surrounding, she is well-equipped to help students from any background emotionally and academically.

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Title Hindi for Non-Hindi Speaking People
Author Kavita Kumar
Format Softcover
Date published: 10.09.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8171673503
length 411p.