The Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is excited to announce an 8-week Hindi language course designed for middle school students. The activity- and curriculum-based course begins February 11, 2015 at the Irving Arts Center and is designed for beginners. Register quickly, as there are only 20 seats available! Register at www.shraman.org/hindiyatra01

Instructor:

Mrs. Nutan Lal is currently the Hindi language teacher at Viridian Elementary School in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. Mrs. Lal recently moved to Texas from New Jersey where she taught Hindi in public schools and other volunteer organizations for 8 years. She has developed a culture- and activity-based curriculum that is designed to make learning Hindi fun for students. She believes that learning to speak Hindi helps raise students’ self-esteem and allows them to become better students overall.

Goals of the beginner Hindi course:

·      Identify the countries where Hindi is spoken

·      Identify the differences in various writing systems

·      Speak in Hindi about themselves (names, age, characteristics, talents, likes and dislikes, where they live, etc.)

·      Ask questions to learn about other people

·      Identify family relations (oral and written)

·      Identify colors, animals, body parts, and nature

·      Recite alphabet and numbers

·      Describe activities of daily living

·      Speak simple sentences and hold basic conversation