Namaste from NUS Hindi 1 Students: Vivek, Elizabeth and Afsal
Welcome to Hindi studies at the National University of Singapore. Hindi is
not only one of India’s
national languages but is spoken by over five hundred million people in India
and throughout the world.
In 2008 the National University of Singapore established a Hindi program
and the first batch of students took a level one Hindi module. A second level
Hindi module was also taught in the second semester of AY 2008-2009. In the
academic year 2009-10 in each semester Hindi 1 and Hindi 2 were offered and
in the second semester a Hindi 3 module was also offered. It is anticipated
that in AY 2010-11 Hindi modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 may be offered.
AY2009-10 Second Semester Hindi 2 Hindi students with Dr Friedlander and
Sadhana Pathak (taken on 6th April 2010)
AY2009-10 Second Semester LG1 Hindi students with Sandhya Singh (taken on
12th April 2010)
AY2009-10 Second Semester LG2 Hindi students with Dr Friedlander and
Sandhya Singh (taken on 13th April 2010)
AY2009-10 LG1 Hindi students with Dr Friedlander and Sandhya Singh (taken on
10th November 2009)
AY2009-10 LG2 Hindi students with Dr Friedlander and Sandhya Singh (taken on
11th November 2009)
The second batch of Hindi students with Dr Friedlander and Sandhya Singh
(taken on Wed 15th April 2009)
Some of the first batch of students to study Hindi at NUS and the Hindi
Lecturer, Dr Peter G. Friedlander, (12 November 2008) Click here for middle size image 215kb Click here for full size image 3.5MB
Why Study Hindi?
According to the 2001 census of India over 551 million Indians speak
Hindi in comparison with only 125 million Indian speakers of English. So
although you can certainly get by just fine in India
speaking English, if you can speak Hindi you can talk with many more people
and have a much deeper experience of being in India.
The point of learning Hindi is not only can you get to talk to more people
but you can talk to people who you could never talk to in English. People
whose world view is radically different from those who have learned English
and who represent half of the population of India.