Hindi, with over half a billion speakers, is the second most widely spoken language in the world and is the official language of India, the world’s second most populous country. India’s rapidly growing economic, political, and cultural importance has significantly enlarged
Hindi’s global sphere of influence, far beyond its traditional and still flourishing outposts of diaspora, from Fiji to Trinidad, Mauritius to Minnesota.
There is an advantage of being multilingual in today’s workplace business environment. It connects various geographic locations, spanning numerous cultures, promoting cross-cultural communication. Students will be able to communicate with grandparents and relatives, enjoy video programs and movies without subtitles, and travel the world.
In an ever-changing global society, students who speak a language other than English have a leg-up and can earn high school credits (see the addendum) for their proficiency. The graduates from this program will also an opportunity to test out of the high school/college second language requirements and earn proficiency certificate in compliance with standards of the Minnesota Department of Education.
The program provides engagements with a native speaking instructor under the linguistic director and requires participation in the language laboratory. The lessons use a gradual, building block immersion, with creative and entertaining graphics and visuals to help children learn fast.
Variety of topics including food (curries), music (Hindustani and Carnatic), festivals and holidays (Holi, Diwali, Dussehra) will be part of the curriculum. In a small customized setting, children’s interest in the language is sparked by the novel content.
Students get a good head start to learn Hindi language and over time they are closer to attaining proficiency and can test out of the high school second language requirements. Over time, they will be able to communicate fluently with native speakers, read literature, current events in the vernacular newspapers.
Sundays, Time - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dates - Nov 21, Dec 5, 12, 19, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 17, 24