22 Oct How to learn Hindi when you are based abroad?
If you are based in Singapore, US, UK, HK; chances are, your child does not get Hindi environment. As a parent, you have taken them to nearest Hindi centres or Hindi classes. Has the centre started to teach Hindi alphabets first? The child might have learnt basic reading, however, vocabulary and sentence formation still is challenging.
Now consider teaching your child linguist way. In his Hindi classes, he would be taught spoken from the first lesson on and sentence formation structures for making sentences.
There are steps to build-up vocabulary and also apply them in day to day life. The second step would be to read Hindi as well. This way speaker feels related to environment and starts communicating from the first stage on. That’s learning like child – spoken and some communication; and later formal learning.
Linguist learning works very well for those who do not have Hindi environment. Sentence formation is much faster and foundation is set much stronger. The applicability is faster as well. There are tips and techniques to make the learner form Hindi sentences correctly.
Learning Hindi in non-native set-up is quite different from native set-up. In native set-up, academic Hindi is fine and students do not struggle with sentence formation. However, in non-native set-up since Hindi is not spoken much, one needs to learn sentence formation and vocabulary as well.