Hindi Levels at Vidya Vikas
Students will be able to recognize, pronounce and write Hindi Alphabets. They will learn basic vocabulary words, and will be able to speak and understand simple phrases. They will be able to write their name in Hindi.
Students will be able to recognize, pronounce and write Hindi words with maatraa. They will learn more vocabulary words, and will be able to speak and understand simple phrases.
Students must know the Hindi alphabet
Students will learn the basics of grammar and will be able to write short sentences using grammar rules. Students will be able to engage in brief social and daily conversations and understand more spoken Hindi.
Students must know the Hindi alphabet and should be able to read simple words with and without maatraa.
Students will be introduced to sentence structure using more grammar and will be able to write in complete sentences. Students will be able to engage in brief conversations in various scenarios and present their ideas and opinions.
Students will be able to apply the grammar rules in writing, and will be able to write in complete sentences. Students will be able to engage in brief conversations in various scenarios and present their ideas and opinions. Students will be able to read and comprehend short stories.
Students will be able to write in complex sentences. Students will be able to read and comprehend short stories, poems, and scenarios. Students will be able to engage in conversation and present their ideas and opinions via current affairs, debate and presentation.
Students will be able to demonstrate their advanced Hindi knowledge and leadership skills by assisting Hindi Teachers. They will help students learn Hindi in a fun way by creating and playing educational games.
Student should have passed Hindi Level 6 or have advanced knowledge of Hindi and be able to read and write Hindi.
Conversation Club-“ Baton-Baton Mein”
Time: 9:30 a.m -9:55 a.m
Hindi Conversation Club give students opportunities to practice Hindi in a relaxed, informal environment, and to meet their peers. The most important reason is that this club offer learners a chance to practice Hindi by actually speaking it.
Conversation Club (Baton-Baton Mein) for Level 1 and Level 2- Mr. Ashish Bohra
Conversation Club (Baton-Baton Mein) for Level 3 and Level 4- Mr. Vikas Dusad
Conversation Club (Baton-Baton Mein) for Level 5 and Level 6 – Pratibha Dalal
|Level 1A - Mr. Sandeep Chandel|
|Level 1B - Mrs. Priyadarshini Bharath|
|Priyadarshini has been teaching Hindi since 2018. She enjoys teaching Hindi in the Vidya Vikas. She is also a certified Yoga instructor. She has been an Instructional Paraprofessional in Coppell since 2019.
She is a wife, and mom of two beautiful kids aged 8 and 9. She grew up in Kolkata and moved to Chennai for her college. She moved to Dallas with her kids in June 2014. As her kids started learning Tamil, her mother tongue, she felt that she could teach Hindi in her spare time. She really loves her decision and enjoys it till date.
|Level 1B - Ashish Bohra|
|Ashish Bohra lives in Irving, TX with his family. He has been associated with DFW temple Vidya Vikas school for the last 10 years. He has passion for Hindi language and enjoys teaching and promoting Hindi in kids and youth. He volunteers as a supporting teacher in Hindi Level 1 for year 2020-21. He also runs Hindi Conversation Club (Baton Baton Mein) for Level1 and Level 2 students. Apart from volunteering at DFW Hindi Vikas program, he also participates in DFW Hindu Temple Youth Group activities as well as in Girls STEM annual camp (GIGAWOT) run by IBM. He works at IBM as Delivery Executive.|
|Level 2 - Devika Saran|
|Devika Saran is unique amongst Vidya Vikas teachers. In recent memory, she is the only teacher who teaches both religion and another class every week and Devika has been doing it for the past 10 years. She teaches religion level 1 and Hindi Level 2. It has become her passion and she looks forward to interacting with the children every Sunday. Devika believes very strongly in inculcating a love of Hindi and our value system in the current generation. She lives in Coppell with her husband and two children, all of whom have been part of the Vidya Vikas family for a number of years. She would like Vidya Vikas to be the school of choice for all youngsters interested in language and Sanatana Dharma.|
|Level 2 - Anupam Parganiah|
Anupam hails from the steel city of Bhilai in Chattisgarh state in India. Having lived in Japan and Europe on work, I moved to the US in 2007. Both my kids were born in the state of California where I lived till 2022. I moved to Dallas in June 2022 and immediately felt at home in DFW temple. Both my girls, Anya(15) and Aira(12) kids started their Hindi and religion classes in the academic year 2022-2023 and love coming to the temple every Sunday.
I believe the way DFW temple brings a sense of Hindu identity and Indian community especially amongst kids who may not even be born in India and are living in the US is commendable. We are lucky to be living in close vicinity to DFW temple. I am a native Hindi speaker and got attracted to the idea of volunteering at the temple after 1 year. I teach level 2 hindi.
Professionally, I hold a masters degree in management and BE in electronics engineering and work in a consulting company. I live in Southlake with my in-laws, wife Sanjukta and 2 daughters.
|Level 3 - Lata Ratna|
I have been teaching Hindi for Hindi at Vidya Vikas for more then 16 years! Love to be a part of Vidya Vikas family!
I can be reached at my email: email@example.com
|Level 4 - Deepa Chopra|
|Deepa Chopra is a Hindi teacher at Vidya Vikas. She has been dedicated to teaching at Vidya Vikas for several years at the DFW Hindu Temple and has taught Hindi to students of different age groups and class levels. Deepa enjoys enriching the lives of students by instilling the Hindi language and Indian culture in them. Deepa lives with her husband, Manoj, and her children, Soumil and Akshee, in Coppell TX. Soumil and Akshee have graduated in Hindi from Vidya Vikas and serve as teaching aides and lead teachers for Hindi and Computer Science during the summers. Her family is actively engaged in voluntary services at the DFW Hindu Temple and Vidya Vikas. Ultimately, she believes that effective teachers and mentors have transformative power and implements this belief by offering an exciting and interesting environment to her students to motivate them to continue learning.|
|Level 5 - Rachna Sarda|
|Level 6 - Vandana Sirotiya|
|Vandana Sirotiya is a devotee and a volunteer at the DFW Hindu temple, where she is also the Hindi language coordinator. She has been teaching various levels of Hindi for over 12 years and currently teaching Level-6. She is passionate about teaching and believes that teachers influence the lives of countless young people. She believes that Vidya Vikas provides a great learning platform for our students which helps in strengthening their cultural identity and family ties.
She enjoys organizing events, like Hindi Mela, Teacher Orientation, and Hindi annual function. She has been giving radio talks over various religious topics at the Radio Archana Program of the DFW Hindu Temple which is broadcasted on “Join the caravan.com”.
Vandana is a high school science teacher by profession. She uses various techniques to enhance the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students. She is also a Lead Instructor at STARTALK, which is a three week summer program funded by the National Security Agency. This program is intended to teach foreign languages including Hindi.
Vandana’s husband, Sanjeev, has been a volunteer for the Vidya Vikas and the temple. Their son, Sarthak has attended VV classes and also served as a teacher aide for many years.
|Teachers' aide (Volunteer program) - Pooja Shah Goyal|
|Dr. Pooja Shah has been part of Vidya Vikas as a TA coordinator for Hindi since 2017. The same year, she enrolled her two wonderful sons, Aditya and Ahaan, in Hindi and Religion classes with a hope that they are closer to Indian values and culture.
Pooja has been very creative and passionate in reshaping the TA program. She mentors, guides, and teaches students to develop leadership skills, and to create innovative games to teach Hindi in a fun way. Pooja with her team of TA’s plan, organize, lead, and conduct Game Day every year, which is now part of the Hindi School curriculum. She encouraged her students to lead and develop curriculum for virtual online classes during summer.
Professionally, Pooja has been teaching Chemistry at Dallas College and has acquired more than 10 years of experience in managing students with diverse backgrounds. She is also promoting Chemistry among aspiring students by organizing Chemistry Day at her college, visiting schools voluntarily and conducting science classes.
Pooja is a strong believer in giving back to society and has been actively involved in the community. She is also President of Las Colinas Elementary PTA. Under her leadership, the PTA was able to help families and local non-profit organizations during the pandemic, by initiating and winning National PTA Grants.
|Vikas Dusad - Hindi Conversation|
|Vikas Dusad started as a parent volunteer when his kids joined Vidya Vikas. He started volunteering for Vidya Vikas and then became Hindi Teacher for Level 3. He is currently facilitating Hindi Communication Group (baato baato mein) with Level 3 and Level 4 kids. Based on his own experiences he firmly believes Vidya Vikas greatly fills the Spiritual and Linguistic needs of our next generation.|
|I feel honored to send my son Yugaadya to vidya vikash to learn hindi language. My son always remembers to their teacher mr. Ashish Vora ji and mrs. priyadarshani bharat ji.
you both taught very well to my son and all the children in very critical situation, it's was the pandemic time but you both provided vidya danam which is most valuable thing, it is said (vidya dhanam sarwa dhanam pradhanam.
Thanks alot for sharing your knowledge to my son and all the children.
Lokesh Pandey- Parent of Yugaadya Pandey
|I would like to thank the Hindi level one team. Each one of them is very supportive and clarify kids doubts with enthusiasm all the time. Here is my daughter Vaishnavi Mane’s experience she wrote in words. But just the words are not enough to thank teachers|
Kumari Baburao- Parent of Vaishnavi Mane
|My son Ahaan is a student of Priyadarshiniji and Ashishji. Ahaan and his other classmates are fortunate to have wonderful teachers like them. They have put their best foot forward to make sure all students understand, participate, and learn basic Hindi. They even volunteered extra time to help students be prepared for next level. Priyadarshiniji and Ashishji are very much committed to class and love all students as their own, which is very important as a teacher. Teaching and managing class virtually is very challenging but they did a fabulous job. They are very patient and handled parent’s queries very well. Moreover, Ashishji’s Baatoon Baatoon mein is a very good initiative by him and Hindi Group. He is very committed and dedicated to the class. The students got opportunity to talk and express themselves in Hindi. He made sure each and every student got a chance to speak and improve their Hindi. We really appreciate the hours they devoted not only in the class but outside the class that went in preparation, and execution of lectures and exams. Thank you Priyadarshiniji and Ashishji for your hard work, commitment, and selfless devotion towards the class.
Thank you so much for a wonderful year!
Pooja- Parent of Ahaan Goyal
|My both daughter's started learning Hindi this year. Priya mam and Ashish sir are wonderful teachers. Their dedication towards teaching is amazing. I haven't seen such dedication ever in voluntary work. Most important thing is the kids love them and happy to join the class.
I wish them best luck and continue to see many more years contributing the community.
In own words of My daughters
Swara: I am happy to learn Hindi. I love my teacher
Diksha: The way they teach is great and they teach very thoroughly. |
Turwale ji – Parent of Swara and Diksha
|"My daughter joined Vidya Vikas last year, she loves and enjoyed it.
Her Hindi communication and writing skills have greatly improved. Their conversation club, speech contests help them to speak confidently. They have great teachers. It’s an excellent Program I highly recommend.
Rajni Mehra- Parent of Adwita
|"Ms Ratna has been a wonderful teacher and has successfully invoked the interest for hindi language in my 7yr old. Difficult topics like matra and grammer were taught very methodically. We as parents are very grateful for Vidya Vikas teachers who so graciously volunteer their time and expertise in educating our kids". |
|Thank you for all you do for your students. You made learning Hindi fun, exciting, and alive. I appreciate all the hard work you put into this class and getting kids involved throughout the year with learning activities. Aadya learnt not only the language but also improved in Spelling, and Writing as well. This has helped Aadya in building confidence in herself. You are a very patient teacher with a loving heart. Thank you so much for being a great teacher.
From Shukla’s Family- Parent of Aadya Shukla
|Vidya Vikas Hindi Classes are such an incredible, fun way to learn Hindi. The teachers are so enthusiastic about this incredible service they are doing for us! They create such an amazing, stress free learning environment, and I always look forward to my classes! Thank you, for this amazing year. I am eagerly awaiting the next one! |
Amit Asopa- Parent of Anushka Asopa
First of all, thank you for the program, and appreciate all your constant efforts, and follow-ups, and teaching for Hindi-level 5 this (unusual) year. It was a very good program, a good syllabus and nice classes all around. Also, a thumbs up for the adjustments made for the online-only mode of the classes. I liked the tests, oral/written exams, home works and Nisha ma'am encouraging the kids to talk more and more during the classes.
I have seen significant improvements with Tanay in understanding Hindi (we are non-Hindi speakers but watch Hindi movies, news, etc.), I am encouraging him to talk in Hindi too which may need a little more push from our side.
Overall, it was a great year with Hindi classes, and thank you for your help and encouragementThanks and Regards,
Mukesh Yedamale Bhat - Parent of Tanay
|I just wanted to let you know what an amazing teacher Nisha ji is. What really impressed me was her ability to keep kids engaged and interested in the subject irrespective of how challenging the lessons became and a virtual environment. She came across as someone who was sincerely interested in their growth and development in the Hindi language and taught them with patience, utmost sincerely and affection, which is what drew them towards her. They attended the classes without fussing and the whole year just seemed to breeze through only because of such a wonderful teacher.
I truly appreciate her sincere efforts and dedication. The kids were truly blessed to have such an amazing teacher.Regards, Komala
The Hindi program at the DFW temple is well planned and executed. It is a great endeavor to make curriculum of each level and finding right teacher volunteers. Sometimes it surprises me that how dedicated and sincere most of the teachers are even though this is not their paid job. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all the efforts that these teachers put in every single detail from lesson plans to assessment and from weekly engagement to year-end program. I also admire the Hindi coordinate (ex and new) board that tries to facilitate new programs, such as Hindi-mela, speech competition, and stage performances every year to promote Hindi and bring some excitement among kids and parents. It is only because of the Hindi program, we started to join the VV classes.
Now, I would like to take a moment to thank the Level V teacher, Nisha ji, in particular. She is very humble, sweet, and kind. We are thankful for her dedication and selfless service for our children and the temple. She tries to make every class interactive and motivates students by continuously giving constructive feedback. In Praneel’s words: “Ms. Nisha is patient, helpful, and innovative.” He liked everything the class, such as the project, speech, and year-end performances, but his favorite part was when students were asked to prepare and converse with each other based on real life scenarios. He says he would like to have more student to student Hindi talk in future.
I want to thank you, each member of the coordinate board and Nisha ji once again.Nilakshi- Parent of Praneel
The Hindi Level 5 classes this year had the right level of difficulty. Everyone adapted very well to the use of technology for remote learning. The subject matter and interaction made the class interesting for Vir, so he was always eager to attend the class every Sunday. Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this possible.Regards,Mohit- Parent of Vir Dubey
Thank you for teaching kids with great love and passion, praising kids for their good work and offering constructive feedback when a student does poor work. Usually this happens only when the teacher enjoys teaching.
Abhishek enjoyed the class very much and he learnt a lot.Hema Misra- Parent of Abhishek Misra
Thanks for your wonderful teaching, time being support, and great guidance. I feel lucky to have you as a teacher.Thanks Priyadharshan
|Our 7 years’ journey with Vidya Vikas Hindi program has been a transformative experience. This program has helped both our kids learn to speak, read, and write Hindi through the years. The program covers teaching Hindi grammar topics too which are difficult to learn otherwise. |
This year in level 6, Vandanaji was our teacher. She made Hindi class seem like an easy and fun class through which my daughter was able to learn reading, writing, and speaking Hindi equally. Vandanaji made a point to talk in Hindi in her class - this helped our daughter to learn and enhance a conversation with good Hindi vocabulary words. Vandanaji was available for any query we or our daughter had about the class. This is a very helpful program to learn Hindi at all levels. The teachers are very hardworking and they go an extra mile to teach Hindi to the kids in a fun way.Thank you,
Ashish and Deepali Bohra- Parent of Arya Bohra
Hindi Level 6 was a very fun and interactive class. We learned more about grammar, read stories and poems, and did projects, while maintaining the fun of the class. My hindi vocabulary improved a lot as we learned new words each week. Mrs. Sirotiya makes the class very interactive and interesting, and you don’t leave the class without learning something new. Along with the class, you also get to participate in the Hindi Mela and the speech competition, which are both great experiences. Hindi is helpful in my life as it allows me to communicate with my family back in India. Hindi has helped me better understand my culture and enabled me to be a part of our home country while living here.Samarth Sarda
The Hindi Teacher’s Aid program of Vidya vikas is a very helpful program where the kids come up with innovative ideas and interesting ways to assist the teachers to teach Hindi in all levels. This has helped our daughter groom herself better in learning more about Hindi language. She even helped to create Hindi games and come up with creative ideas to help kids learn Hindi. Pooja ji is the TA teacher, and she works hard with them, helping TAs focus, come up with new ideas, and put them in to action. She is very patient and approachable with the ideas that kids have and helps them to work with the Hindi teachers of all levels. My daughter has been in the TA program for four years and it has helped her grow as a Hindi speaker and a member of the Vidya Vikas community!Thank you, Ashish and Deepali Bohra- Parent of Prachi Bohra
Reasons to study Hindi
- To know one of the most widely spoken languages, spoken by 500-800 million people.
- To understand Hindi movies and songs.
- To connect with people in India, an emerging country in the global economy.
- To have an opportunity to understand Indian culture and your Indian roots.
- To connect with your extended family in India.
- To use it as a secret language with your friends.
- To fulfill the two year foreign language requirement to graduate from high school. Hindi, a language that you may be already familiar with, can be taken as a foreign language in some public schools in the US. Several ISD’s are offering credit by exam for the Hindi as the foreign language.
- To have the opportunity to participate in programs offered by UT Austin and others where a field trip to India is as a part of the curriculum.
- To fulfill graduation requirement in college, you can take Hindi as one of the courses.
- In the US most large universities (and some smaller ones too) have a Hindi language program.
- Two school districts in Texas offer Hindi in their public schools at the middle and/or high school levels.
- University of Texas at Austin has a Hindi-Urdu flagship program where students go on a field trip to India during third year of their studies.
- Hindi day is celebrated in India and many countries throughout the world. The exact date differs between countries.
- Each year summer programs to learn Hindi (and Indian culture) are offered in many cities through Startalk program (http://www.startalk.umd.edu/).
- Hindi Script Tutor – Probably the best tool to learn the Devanagari script online!
- A Door Into Hindi – A great site with a selection of short Hindi videos together with their transcript and grammar explanations.
- HindiLanguage.info – An excellent grammar resource for Hindi. Covers lots of trickier grammar points.
- Hindi Urdu Flagship – A large collection of many Hindi learning resources. Highly recommended.
- Shabdkosh – The best online free Hindi-English Dictionary.
- Pratham Books – A Non-Profit organization that aims to help Indian children read. Thanks to them we are able to host many free Hindi books, which you can find here.
- Duolingo – Probably the best online language website. They have a great Hindi for English speaker course which will be a fantastic addition to support your language learning!
- Memrise – A website where anyone can create a language course using flashcards. In particular this course is great for Hindi.
- Speaky – A language exchange website – put in the languages you know and the languages you want to learn and it will pair you with someone who you can exchange language knowledge with.
- Anki – A flashcard application that can really help you memorize anything! This is great for learning vocabulary. Just load in new words as you learn them and then the software will help you remember them!