Beginner's or Intermediate Hindi Certificate

Hindi Communication Certificate
  • Certified and experienced native-Hindi teachers
  • Small class sizes and flexible start dates
  • Canadian owned and operated language school based in Malviya Nagar, South Delhi
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Program Description

ILSC–New Delhi presents the 60-hour Beginner Hindi Program. Developed by certified and highly experienced Indian trainers, this program is an interactive, communicative and highly practical program for anyone looking to learn the basics of Hindi. The class is based on a student-centered approach that accommodates each learner’s interests and passions.

Beginner Hindi Program

Our focus is to help you specifically strengthen your listening and speaking skills. You will also be slowly introduced to the Hindi script for some writing and reading practice. We use various teaching materials such as textbooks, audio CDs, internet sites, movies, songs and newspapers. You will discover and practice the language by using role-plays, group and pair work, and language games.

With the ILSC–New Delhi Beginner’s Hindi Program, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Hindi script and begin to read and write
  • Learn basic vocabulary through speaking practice
  • Practice listening with real-life dialogues and conversations
  • Be exposed to basic Hindi grammar
  • Learn all the important phonological features of Hindi
  • Discover important cultural tips
  • Practice important functional language

Intermediate Hindi Program

This program aims to give in-depth knowledge on the logic and basic grammatical rules of Hindi, and further develops the vocabulary repertoire and functional language needed to survive in India. Unlike the beginner module, more attention is paid to speaking and listening skills as the main focus is to encourage free speech, understanding and recollection of language with a minimum of errors. The program materials include a workbook, handouts, books, CDs, and authentic sources from the internet and other media.

The program also includes activities like homestay with locals (A Day In The Life), real life conversations with Indians, story writing, vocabulary workshops, song lessons, field trips to local markets etc.

With the Intermediate Hindi Program, you will:

  • Learn to use Hindi freely
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of basic grammar rules
  • Understand the local accent
  • Use and understand difficult vocabulary and word roots
Entry Requirements

Beginner: No previous experience required
Intermediate: Successful completion of Beginner Hindi

Program Length
4 modules per level (Beginner or Intermediate)

1 module = 15 hours

Program Start Dates

Classes are held Monday to Friday in the AM or PM, as well as on the weekends. For program start dates, please contact:

Program Overview

Module 1

Greetings and introductions; Talking about habits and routines; Simple present tense; Introduction to Hindi sound system; Hindi alphabet—Letter recognition and formation; Cultural point—how and when to greet someone in social situations, and non-verbal communication; Language point— different pronouns for the old and the young, relationship between adjectives and gender.

Module 2

Talking about weather; Asking about location of places; Negotiating with autorickshaw driver; Present Continuous tense, Imperatives, Masculine and feminine; Verbs for daily activities; Dependent vowel signs; Word formation; Cultural point— relationship between men and women, Taboos in India; Language point—use of suffixes to change the politeness of commands; English loan words.

Module 3

Making plans; Asking for prices; Inquiring about availability; Future tense; Singular plural; Nasal sounds; Numbers; Time expressions; Colours; Conjuncts and their sounds; Cultural point—gift giving, and art of negotiating in India; Language point—Hindi loan words in English, and colloquial expressions.

Module 4

Offering and asking for food; Refusing politely; Talking about health; Expressing feelings; Adjectives; Possessive pronouns; Influence of Arabic and Urdu; Sounds of joint letters; Words related to food; Parts of the body; Sentence formation; Punctuation; Cultural point: eating etiquette, and do's and don'ts in India; Language point—formal vs. informal language.