Paperback / softback
May 1, 2014
9781626160224
Hindi
696
121 color photos, 7 line drawings
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
3.55 Pounds (US)
$74.95 USD, £56.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
May 1, 2014
9781647120689
English
696
121 color photos, 7 line drawings
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
$74.95 USD, £56.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Beginning Hindi

A Complete Course

Beginning Hindi is a complete first-year language textbook designed to help learners acquire the language by actively using it in realistic situations. The book and its accompanying audio files (available on the Press's website) contain all that is needed to complete one full year of study, including clear explanations of language structures; useful, fun, and engaging activities; and an organizational format that makes it easy to chart student progress. Beginning Hindi parallels the authors' textbook Beginning Urdu and can be used side-by-side with it in classrooms that teach both languages in the same course. This is a fun, engaging, and well-tested approach to learning Hindi.

FEATURES
  • Develops all four skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing—through a wide range of tasks and activities, including role-plays, games, and short conversations
  • Alongside Beginning Urdu, can support parallel instruction of both Hindi and Urdu in a single classroom.
  • Includes 41 chapters in eight units, organized around functional themes such as home and family, everyday life, the marketplace, personal responsibilities, and travel.
  • Can be used as a first-year, class-based textbook or a tool for independent study.
  • Provides a review for each unit that includes review activities, tips for increasing fluency, and sets of questions to help personalize learning.
  • Introduces grammar in a straightforward and practical way that is integrated with practical uses.
  • Includes an English-Hindi and Hindi-English glossary
  • Contains an appendix of advanced grammar.
  • Includes common idiomatic expressions and proverbs in each unit. A list of Bollywood film songs to go with each unit is also included.


For Instructors: Exam copies of the textbook are available free of charge to instructors through the Press website.

About the Authors

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.

Reviews

"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
Georgetown University Press

9781626160224 : beginning-hindi-pien-farooqui
Paperback / softback
696 Pages
$74.95 USD
9781647120689 : beginning-hindi-pien-farooqui
Electronic book text
696 Pages
$74.95 USD

Other Titles by Joshua H. Pien

Beginning Urdu

Joshua H. Pien
Jun 2012 - Georgetown University Press
$74.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$74.95 USD - Electronic book text