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Keys to Learning Hindi: 1. Learn to Read First!

This was the biggest mistake I made in my Hindi learning journey: I took advice from “experts” who said, “Always learn to speak first, then write.” This advice is fine for most languages, but most languages don’t have an alphabet where 8 letters sound incredibly similar to each other! So, let’s see why reading Hindi […]

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Can You Be Fluent in Hindi in 3 Months? Hindi’s 5 Challenges

Don’t believe the hype. There’s no such thing as becoming fluent in 3 months. Even if you moved to the country and studied the language full-time for 3 months, you still would not be fluent, especially with a complex language like Hindi. However, in 3 months you can learn a lot. In this post, I […]

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Before Learning Hindi, Find Your Motivation

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of how you can avoid all the pain I went through learning Hindi, we need to identify your passion and motivations behind learning Hindi. Without these, it’s impossible to learn a language. Languages are notoriously hard to learn because they require commitment and discipline. But when you have a […]

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How to Learn Hindi According to a Hindi School for Foreigners

I found this section from the Landour Language School’s Course Book really interesting, it details their Hindi learning philosophy for foreigners. Introduction to the Language of Northern India There is a language, based largely on Sanskrit, which is spoken throughout the area covering Bihar Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Central India, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. […]

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Landour Language School Accommodation Guide for Hindi & Urdu Students

Landour is a stunning place to live in. You really feel lucky to be up in the mountains surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush forest. It’s a quiet retreat from the bustling Mussoorie main market a few kilometres away. Because Landour is a cantonment area and no more houses or hotels can be built there, […]

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Behind the Teaching of Hindi to Foreigners at Landour Language School

I found this extract from the Landour Language School’s Introductory Hindi Coursebook really interesting for Hindi learning. It gives great insight into how to teach Hindi and Landour Language School’s teaching method. It follows… This Introductory Hindi Corse was in its final stages of preparation the year that marked the centenary of the publication of […]

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How Long Does It Take to Learn Hindi?

Ah, the question we all want to know the answer to when it comes to learning any language, “How long will it take to learn?” After spending years learning Hindi, I have the answer for you. The answer you probably want is a finite time, right? The average Hindi student can master the basics of […]

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What You Need to Study Hindi Online Effectively

I’ve been studying Hindi for a long time now, but always in-person with a teacher. But when schools where shutdown across India during the COVID-19 Lockdown, I had to move to online classes. Online classes aren’t ideal because with Hindi there are some unique pronunciations you need to learn, and they just don’t travel that […]