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


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