Personal Development Courses: Introduction to Hindi
Hindi, or more precisely Modern standard Hindi, is a standardized and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. This course, Introduction to Hindi will teach students the key elements of this South Asian language. Throughout the course, students will also learn about the culture of India. Emphasis will be placed on the alphabet, phonics, and writing. Cultural videos will reinforce the material presented, as well as a discussion of media based influences.
About the Instructor
Neena Surri was born and raised in India. Having completed her Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry, she began to teach at the Convent School in India. The teaching opportunity stimulated her interest to become a teacher, and subsequently, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education; teaching math and science for 6 years. Neena moved to the United States after 1981, and began to pursue a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Business at Texas Woman’s University. She and her husband moved to the Antelope Valley in1986. Teaching Hindi to children in the community began during the late 90s.