Our Hindi classes are an informal way to learn the official language of India through conversation and activities.
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Hindi classes in Madison
<Browse upcoming Hindi classes in the Online Catalog.
Hindi language and culture 1: beginning
Join us in an informal and relaxed atmosphere to learn the official language of communication of India's government. Approximately 450 million native speakers of Hindi live in India, with millions more across the globe. Learning the basics of Hindi can open a multitude of doors for you across the South Asian subcontinent.
Hindi language and culture 2: ongoing
Continue learning Hindi through a fast, interactive, and practical approach. Improve your listening and speaking skills, with increased emphasis on advanced conversation.
If you have questions, please contact the Hindi classes coordinator at email@example.com.
Textbooks for language classes are available for preview and purchase on campus in the University Book Store's lower level, in the outreach section. The University Book Store is located at 711 State St., Madison (at Lake St., on the Library Mall). See campus map.
Hindi classes are taught by Lalita Du Perron and Michael Kruse.
Lalita Du Perron (PhD) is associate director of the Center for South Asia at UW-Madison. She has taught Hindi for more than 10 years and believes everyone has the ability to expand their vision by learning a new language.
Michael Kruse (MA in South Asian Studies, UW-Madison) has studied Hindi and Urdu for many years, done research in India on North Indian religion, and served as a lecturer in the Dept. of Languages and Cultures of Asia.
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How to register
Call 608-262-2451, 7:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F. Specific program numbers and links to the mail-in registration form or to register online can be found in the continuing studies catalog.
- Madison area registration questions: 608-262-2451.
- UW-Madison Continuing Studies language programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-7389.
- Join the mailing list for Hindi or other language programs.
- Review frequently asked questions about language programs.