https://www.duolingo.com/vinaysaini

A Way to Hindi

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Hello everyone interested in learning Hindi :)

I'm a Hindi native interested in volunteering my service for Hindi for English. And for that I've already submitted my application in the Incubator long long ago.

Long ago, after following WIU (Weekly Incubator Update)for getting an update on this course for about five months and noticing its standstill, I wrote these two posts :-

Unofficial Introduction to the Hindi Writing System -Devanāgarī : Post 1 | Post 2

There, I fretted a lot with formatting codes to show my tabulated work, and so abandoned the series in frustration.

Then, a couple of months ago, I happened to gain some knowledge to develop a language course at http://www.memrise.com

So, the course visualised through writing the above-mentioned posts is getting into its real at: Learn Devanāgarī through ITrans (Indic Transliteration)

Salient Features: -
1. The course is studded with multimedia lessons in a systematic way.
2. Devanāgarī Letters are introduced with animated gifs.
3. Devanāgarī keyboard is not needed to key in / input answers. Alternate answers are there in ITrans, and can be keyed in through English Keyboards.
4. Sound files have been uploaded for every entry in all completed lessons.

At present, the course is about 18hrs duration with 40 complete lessons and I'll develop it further if a good number of learners show interest in it.

But sadly, the course and its creator are feeling trampled under a huge heap of other (about 100) Hindi courses there. Some with misleading title as Hindi - All you need to know with just 13 entries and that too with errors! And it is visible at first page of Hindi courses' list!

I hope to get some (or may be lots of) Hindi learners to my course through this post.

So, please tell your friends interested in learning Hindi about this course!

And, please up-vote this post so that it remains visible and chances of other Hindi learners noticing it may rise.

Once again, here is the link: Learn Devanāgarī through ITrans (Indic Transliteration)

Thank you and happy learning :)

2 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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I am pleased to see that the resources for learning Hindi is increasing thanks to the language learning communities and the interested contributors. There are almost no resources to learn Hindi. By resources, I mean, proper resources which help a learner learn the language from the most basic level. I have tried searching for resources myself, for linking in my lessons, but, there are no proper lessons that begin from the point a beginner has to begin. Most of the resources have the basics unexplained and the later skills covered. By creating resources for learners who are enthusiastic to begin from Step 1, I see that the resources problem will soon be solved. :) And don't you worry! There are many people who cannot rest with learning from a single resource, the resources you have been working on will soon be among the top Memrise courses! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vinaysaini
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Thanks a lot for the appreciation and encouraging words, Anne :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sivapriya15

बहुत धन्यवाद! I've been waiting for Duolingo to have Hindi for English speakers, very patiently. In the meantime have been using memrise, among other resources. I will also check your out.

जय हिन्द! हर हर महादेव

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vinaysaini
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आपको भी धन्यवाद :) And welcome to my Hindi Course!

After several months, I visited my Hindi memrise course today morning (13th July 2018) and noticed that all images (the portions of lessons' material in image format) had been missing in the multimedia lessons due to dead links. I have re-worked in finding out missing images, and have placed them again in the guide lessons.

Best wishes for learning Hindi. हिन्दी सीखने के लिए आपको शुभकामनायें। जय हो!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AkashRanjan1

Very good initiative vinaysaini. Very pleased to see that people are working for Hindi. People from various countries are very eager to learn Hindi but due to lack of proper platform they could not do that. Best of luck for you and it will be pleasure for me that I can help you to serve my mother language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vinaysaini
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Thank you Akash for your graciousness :) and as Anneysha puts it: -

By creating resources for learners who are enthusiastic to begin from Step 1, I see that the resources problem will soon be solved. :)

I hope this Hindi course enabling learners to take Step 1 in Hindi would also enable them to a few more steps too!

For this thanks supermost to Duolingo where we are not only learning world's languages but also sharing knowledge of our own language with people of various countries, interested in learning it.

And though we are in the dark as to whether Duolingo Hindi team will provide their course with some standard transliteration of Hindi, but I hope they would and this course would quite be enabler! :)

And as for help, Akash, I would like to have a critical review of the course :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MinaVr
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Thank you. This course is so interesting. I did a great job.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wordtraveller

Please excuse me for posting here but I have no idea where else to post it. Duo, there are many people like me, interested in learning to speak and understand Hindi - not necessarily wanting to write the Devanagiri script. Could you hold a simpler Hindi class using Romanized Hindi so that we can learn to speak and understand this language way faster than learning the script which is hard. And the teaching methodology is not very interesting or meaningful. So please - perhaps another class with Hindi in English? Dhanyavad.

5 months ago
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