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Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course
by Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui
Georgetown University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-1-62616-022-4
Library of Congress Classification PK1933.P43 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 491.4382421


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 on CD 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.

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