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Beginning Hindi [Hindi]
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About Beginning HindiHow to Use This Book: For TeachersHow to Use This Book: For Students and Independent LearnersAbout the Hindi Language The Sound System and Script of Hindi Part 1: The Sound System of Hindi Part 2: The Hindi Script Unit 1: Me and My School 1. Introductions 2. Me and My Classmates 3. My Classroom 4. Describing Classroom Items 5. Giving Commands and Making Requests 6. Unit 1 Review Activities Unit 2: My Family and My Home 7. Locating Places and Objects8. Identifying Family Members9. Describing Family Members10. My Home, My Belongings11. Making Comparisons12. Unit 2 Review Activities Unit 3: Daily Life 13. My Daily Routine 114. My Daily Routine 215. Describing Events in Progress16. Weather and Climate17. Unit 3 Review Activities Unit 4: In the Market 18. Expressing Likes, Needs, and Desires19. Choosing Items and Expressing Measures20. Discussing Prices21. Unit 4 Review Activities Unit 5: My Childhood 22. My Childhood Home23. Describing One's Childhood24. Describing a Scene in the Past 25. Expressions of Time26. Unit 5 Review Activities Unit 6: Rules and Responsibilities 27. Rules and Regulations 28. Expressing Compulsion29. Giving and Following Instructions30. Unit 6 Review Activities Unit 7: A Trip to South Asia 31. My Plans32. My Travel Plans: Definite and Possible33. Arranging Transportation and Lodging34. Finding One's Way35. Seeking Information for Travel Plans36. Unit 7 Review Activities Unit 8: Past Events and Experiences 37. My Weekend38. Narrating a Story39. My Experience and Accomplishments40. At the Doctor41. Unit 8 Review Activities Appendix 1: Numbers Appendix 2: Grammar Supplement Appendix 3: Additional Informational for Teachers GlossaryHindi-EnglishEnglish-Hindi

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Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course is an essential teaching tool containing real-world dialogues, inventive classroom role-plays, and clear grammar lessons. Comprehensive and practical, this much-needed book dynamically incorporates Indian culture and history into the practice of all four language skills-a welcome boon for Hindi students and teachers worldwide. -- Jason Grunebaum, senior lecturer in Hindi, University of Chicago Beginning Hindi is an outstanding theme-based complete course, in an easy-to-follow style, comprising a series of meticulously arranged and graded units. -- Pinderjeet Gill, University of Michigan Beginning Hindi is a complete textbook addressing all the four linguistic skills for beginners: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The book is full of culturally appropriate tasks and fun activities for a serious learner. Whether studying Hindi independently or in a classroom, the book builds grammatical accuracy systematically, which is an important facet of higher level of proficiency. -- Surendra Gambhir, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author

Joshua Pien teaches Hindi and Urdu at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he worked as a Hindi-Urdu language specialist at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. He has also taught Hindi at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Fauzia Farooqui teaches Hindi and Urdu at Princeton University. She has also taught Hindi/Urdu at various other institutions, including the University of Virginia, the Defense Language Institute, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and the American Institute of Indian Studies in Lucknow, India.

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Beginning Hindi is a complete textbook addressing all the four linguistic skills for beginners: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The book is full of culturally appropriate tasks and fun activities for a serious learner. Whether studying Hindi independently or in a classroom, the book builds grammatical accuracy systematically, which is an important facet of higher level of proficiency.--Surendra Gambhir, University of Pennsylvania
Beginning Hindi is an outstanding theme-based complete course, in an easy-to-follow style, comprising a series of meticulously arranged and graded units.--Pinderjeet Gill, University of Michigan
Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course is an essential teaching tool containing real-world dialogues, inventive classroom role-plays, and clear grammar lessons. Comprehensive and practical, this much-needed book dynamically incorporates Indian culture and history into the practice of all four language skills--a welcome boon for Hindi students and teachers worldwide.--Jason Grunebaum, senior lecturer in Hindi, University of Chicago

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