Elementary Hindi - by Richard Delacy & Sudha Joshi (Mixed Media Product)
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Book SynopsisThis is a comprehensive and user-friendly elementary level Hindi textbook and language learning package. This comprehensive guide to learning the Hindi language teaches you basic proficiency in everyday, conversational beginner Hindi. From learning to write the Hindi alphabet and pronounce its sounds, to using vocabulary and grammar, to communicating in dialogues, your rapidly-developing skills in Hindi will surprise you. No prior experience is necessary to learn Hindi with this book. The chapters cover many situations you'll need to travel to India, read Hindi, write Hindi, and speak Hindi. Key features of Elementary Hindi:
- The MP3 audio downloads help build reading comprehension and ensures correct pronunciation.
- Reveals real life in India through the book's characters, Deepak and Kavitha.
- Covers elementary-level Hindi grammar including the rules of pronunciation, nasalizations, and the past tense.
- Teaches the written Hindi alphabet, allowing students to start reading and writing Hindi immediately.
- Makes the Hindi language accessible, understandable and enjoyable.
Enriched by fascinating information about the Hindi-speaking cultures of the world, Elementary Hindi brings the language to life, whether you're studying on your own, or in a classroom. The expert guidance in Elementary Hindi is carefully sequenced to be the most efficient and most supportive approach for beginners. Delacy and Joshi are two seasoned teachers of Hindi, and their experience shines out from every page. Their knowledge will help you succeed in your goal of learning Hindi. Available separately is the companion Elementary Hindi Workbook, which will help you polish the lessons learned here. The ten activities per lesson offer a range of exercises and practice opportunities that will help you achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Hindi. All media content is alternatively accessible on the Tuttle Publishing website.
"Everything is taught together: vocabulary, grammar, conversational skills, cultural insights, reading, writing, and listening; no aspect is neglected. For this reason, it is especially useful for self-study." --Hindi Language.info blog
"The other day I had a chance to go through several chapters of [Elementary Hindi] textbook and workbook, using the CD. I was most impressed! It is a very fine, professional job. I like the clarity of presentation, and the way you introduce the alphabet in installments, with lots of vocabulary. I also like the illustrations using architectural motifs." --Phil Lutgendorf, University of Iowa
"While these particular Tuttle textbooks are suitable for, and typically used in, classroom settings, including in some of the best universities in North America, they can also serve as an excellent out-of-class reference tool and can very well complement formal language classes or other study materials for the self-learner. From my experience, this series should appeal to a broad range of people, including individuals working on their own, professional people working with a tutor, or students in a classroom setting. I have personally used the Tuttle Elementary and Continuing textbooks both as part of university classes and on my own, and I have been very satisfied with them." --Lingholic blog
About the AuthorRichard Delacy, PhD., teaches Hindi and Urdu at Harvard University. He is the author of Teach Yourself Beginner's Urdu Script (McGraw-Hill) and Hindi in a Flash (Tuttle). He travels to India frequently. Sudha Joshi received her MA in English literature in India and then taught Hindi in Melbourne, Australia at various universities for over fifteen years. She has produced numerous teaching materials and translated Hindi poetry into English for publication.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 7.5 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Richard Delacy & Sudha Joshi
Street Date: August 19, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-3817
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.2 inches length x 7.5 inches width x 9.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2 pounds
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