Best Hindi Websites










She is on her way to learn Hindi






Hindi is the most widely spoken language of the Republic of India
It evolved from the Middle Indo-Aryan prakrit languages of the middle ages,
and indirectly, from Sanskrit. Hindi derives a lot of its higher vocabulary
from Sankrit. Due to Muslim influence in Northern India,
there are also a large number of Persian, Arabic and Turkish loanwords.

Its 275 million speakers rank Hindi as one of the leading languages of the world
but it is, nevertheless, understood by only about one third of India's population.
When independence was achieved in 1947, Hindi was chosen as one
of India's national languages.


The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie




  • This site all in Hindi. Enjoy!

    n.b. This is not my translation but one from GOOGLE





  •    The most recently added NEW SITES








       Hindi Lessons    Help with Hindi vocabulary    Hindi Quizzes & Drills


       Visit India    The Times of India    Play Games in Hindi


       Hindi Language Resources    Newspapers & Magazines    Hindu Culture


       Hindi Tutorials    Pen Pals    Lesson Plans


       The Art of India    Hindi Flashcards


       Great Hindi Food    Learn Urdu / Pashto





       Take a Quiz on India

       Translator Sites Eng ->Hindi / Hindi -> Eng

    Translate a website into another language
    Input the URL and choose the destination language and BINGO!
    This one is a very helpful tool.

       Hindi Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips





    Calling All Hindi Teachers - Calling All Hindi Students


    It's time to learn Hindi


    Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Hindi Classroom


    The Activities website above translated into Hindi




    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
    because your character is what you really are, while your reputation
    is merely what others think you are.



    Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa
    You can email me with new
    Hindi sites or comments at:
    bestlanguagesites@gmail.com




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  • Jim's Homepage with SIXTEEN different languages


    Believe you can and you're halfway there
    - Theodore Roosevelt -





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    Take a look above and see where we visited today
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    Jim's Travel Websites


    Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud



    Translator Sites: English -> Hindi & Hindi -> English





    Enjoy learning "The Language of Songs"

    The beginning is always today

    I love to learn Hindi


    The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie









    That's what I call magic.





    We are India. Come and see for yourselves.




    And right over here you'll find Nagpur
    Then look for Pune and Bhopal



    ====Hindi Lessons====



  • Hindi on the Web
    Read Hindi in Roman using Google Script Converter



  • Jim's BENGALI Website
  • I Love Hindi
    A fun and effective way to teach your children the Hindi Language!

  • India Times
    News Entertainment Lifestyle Technology Sports Top Lists

  • Virtual Hindi/Rich Site!
  • Learning Hindi - step by step lessons
  • Learn Hindi With Aarti
    Thirty lessons just for you
  • Hindi Program at Penn State
  • Hindi - The Best Information
  • L-Lingo for Hindi
    It's free and it runs on your browser

    Hindi Lesson Plans

  • Hindi Lesson Plans
  • Hindi Grammar Lesson Plans

  • Hindi Kids
  • Hindi Key Words Lesson Plans

  • Videos of New Hindi Websites
    Search by BING
  • Hindi - Language Information
    Hindustani and Early Development of the Hindi Language
  • English to Hindi dictionary
  • Cheeni For Tots
    Hindi learning site for kids/Vowels, consonants and more
  • The Hindu Online Edition
  • 100 Desi Topsites
    Find Tons Of Indian Sites, Pakistani Sites, And Desi Sites Ranked By Traffic

  • Rocket Languages
    Learn Hindi Online with Rocket Hindi Premium
  • Surface Languages Hindi Homepage



    Super Indian Food




  • Indian Cuisine
    All those who think Indian cuisine begins and ends with curry, get ready for a big surprise.
  • India Cuisine/India Food/Eating Habits
  • Hindi Food Glossary
  • All about food from India
  • Hindi Food Recipes - Lots of them
  • Indian Recipes Index



    Hindi Tutorial Lessons
    A great means to improve your Hindi online



  • Hindi to English Tutorial Lessons
  • Janjan's Hindi Tutorials - YouTube
  • Learn Hindi Language - A Tutorial
    Learn Hindi Language is based around reading Hindi newspapers and developing the language skills and vocabulary needed for following current affairs in major Hindi language daily newspapers.
  • Websites for Hindi Learners
    Including Lessons, Tutorials and Teaching Aids
  • Websites for Hindi Learners
    Hindi Resources including literature, newspapers and more
  • Language Learning Hindi Tutorial
  • Hindi Learner
    Hindi Language Tutorials
  • Hindi Simple Phrases-Choose Hindi



  • India Holidays and Tours
    India holiday is an unforgettable trip of sights, sounds and tastes<
  • How to learn Hindi for Kids
  • hinkhoj.com /Hindi resource section
    A very good dictionary and web directory
  • An exceedingly rich resource for Hindi
    The Open Directory Project is the largest, most
    comprehensive human-edited directory.
  • Learn Hindi Online
    Exclusively formed for learners of Hindi worldwide
  • Hindi Children's Songs
  • Hindi Songs: Loved by a billion around the world
  • Welcome to Akhlesh.com
    The easy resource center for elementary Hindi learning needs





    Play Games in Hindi

  • Play Games in Hindi
    Numbers, Colors, Animals and Vocabulary
  • Hindi Vocabulary Language Games
    A GREAT NEW FIND so I put it at the top here...
  • Hindu Baby Names
  • Hindi Games
    Play games free in Hindi/Fun Site too.
  • More Hindi Games
    Play Hindi a Free Game at Fupa Games.
  • A fun Asia Map game
    Identify countries by their outlines
  • HindiGym
    HindiGym is your FREE resource to get ready-to-print Hindi learning materials./a>
  • Hindi to English
    Simply input the text or type in using the Virtual Hindi Keyboard
    then click the TRANSLATE Button. A marvelous new find just for you.

  • Huffington Post on India NEWS
  • Festivals of India
  • Indian Baby Names
    Indian Names with meanings, Muslim Names, 17,347 Indian Boy and Girl Names
  • Hindi Language
    Hindi Language schools, dictionary and other resources
    Here you'll find some useful resources to help you to understand the Hindi Language better. It's spoken by almost 500 million people over the world, the third most spoken language. It's the official language of India, the country with the second largest population in the world.
  • Hindi Script
    Learning Devanagari Script





    Come and Visit India


  • Select a tour to India here
  • Must Visit India
  • The Languages of India
  • A visit to India
  • Ten reasons to visit India
  • Learn to Read Hindi Online
  • Hindi Movies
    A recap of BOLLYWOOD in 2009
  • India Image
    A Gateway to Government of India Info over the Web


  • Multiple Sites Focusing On India
  • Maps of India



    Hindi Quizzes

  • Take the Hindi Quiz based on Transparent Language
  • The Ultimate Hindi Language Quiz
  • Webdunia's Quiz on Hindi
  • Hindi Vocabulary Quiz
  • Test your knowledge on Hindi
  • My School Hindi Language Quiz
  • Quizmoz Hindi Quiz


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    Hindi Vocabulary

  • Hindi Word of the Day from Transparent Language
  • How to Learn Hindi Vocabulary
  • Learn Hindi Vocabulary with Word Games
  • Basic Hindi Vocabulary help from Syracuse University
  • Build your Hindi Vocabulary here
  • Hindi Vocabulary here
    Hindi vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge.
  • Hindi Vocabulary Lessons via YouTube
  • First learn the words and then Play the Game
  • Basic Hindi, Everyday phrases and more from Wikibooks

  • The Hindi Corner/Lots of sites here



  • An English word put into Hindi w/sound
  • Learn Hindi for free/software downloads
  • Learn to Speak Hindi
    Language Exchange via Email, Text Chat and Voice Chat
  • Hindi Language and Literature
    Great Aids from Colorado State University
  • Learn Hindi with the help of English
  • Wikipedia on Hindi
  • Hindi Language Website



  • UPenn Page for Hindi Alphabet
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction
  • Hindi Resources
  • Hear Elementary Spoken Hindi
  • Hindi Lessons from Penn State University










    Find out about this major world language and take the first steps to learning it.
    Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language with about 104 million speakers, including those who speak it as a second language. It is the national language of Pakistan and is closely related to and mutually intelligible with Hindi, though a lot of Urdu vocabulary comes from Persian and Arabic, while Hindi contains more vocabulary from Sanskrit.

  • Learn Urdu Online for Free
    Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Urdu topics, including the numbers in Urdu, Urdu days, Urdu greetings and the months in Urdu. All the phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
    This is one great new "find" and the sound enhances the resource. Be sure to give it a try.


  • A Guide to Urdu
  • BING Guide to Learning Urdu
  • Learn to Read Urdu
  • The Urdu Language
  • How to Learn Urdu

  • Videos for learning Urdu
  • English to Urdu Translation
  • Punjabi, Hindi, and urdu translation, editing, and voice over services
  • Learn to Speak Urdu
  • Urdu Phrases and Common Sentences
    This page contains a table including the following: Urdu phrases, expressions and words in Urdu, also called Pakistani conversation and idioms, Urdu greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Learn Urdu Online with Glovico
    Have you been on the lookout for a credible and affordable way to learn Urdu? If so, you have come to the right place to kick start your Urdu journey.
  • Learn Pasto
    Have you always wanted to learn Pashto online, but failed to come across a suitable language platform that offers affordable, reliable, yet fun-filled lessons at your convenience? Look no further, for your search ends here at Glovico.




  • The Culture of India from Answers.com
  • Indian Culture
  • Baby names in India and what they mean
  • Manas: The Culture of India
  • INDAX: A comprehensive guide to India

  • The Cities of India
  • List of Cities in India
  • National Portal of India
    Official site of the Government of India
  • US Dept. of State Info on India

  • The Official Tourism Website of the Ministry of Tourism of India


  • TOPIX News Front Page
  • Hindi Language and Culture/ Rich!


  • GOOGLE News India

  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites



    Hey, we're flying the wrong direction. Let's turn around.
    India is the other direction behind us off to the east.



    Great Art
  • The Art of India
  • Great Hindi Art on YouTube
  • Google finds lots of Art in India
  • As well as Hindi art






    With Jim's Great Language Homepage...
    SHREK can leap over donkeys in fifteen languages!
  • ==>Jim's 15 Languages Homepage
    And with this great site we can learn dozens more.







  • I'd rather be sleeping in Agra -

    __________________________



    Hop in with one of us. We're on our way to India to learn Hindi.



    Jim's Travel Websites



    Now work on the Hindi accent, okay?



    I'll just howl Jana Gana Mana with you, okay?

    I just want to know if I can go skiing in India.










  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,
    faithfulness the best relationship.



  • The Ultimate Hindi Language Quiz Game
    This quiz is about the Hindi language, and includes questions on its grammar and vocabulary.

  • Name the Hindi Movie Game
    This quiz is based on all the famous Hindi movies and the people who star in them. How high is your Bollywood quotient?

  • Beginner Grammar Lessons for Learning Hindi
    In these lessons we're going to look at Basic Grammar rules in Hindi. This is perfect if you want to expand your knowledge and be able to make your own Hindi sentences.

  • Virtual Hindi
    Five lessons from New York University

  • Hindi Grammar
    Simple Sentences via YouTube | An attempt to make a lesson teaching some Hindi grammar. The transcripts can be found at www.learnhindifree.blogspot.com.

  • A Door into Hindi
    24 lessons step by step with a Final Review. Great site.


  • Jano Duniya
    A Hindi news & Infotainment channel and brings various genres of interests such as latest hindi news, business news, political news.

  • Hindi Pod
    Learn Hindi with HindiPod10. No more dry, out of date textbook story lines! Here at HindiPod101, you'll learn Hindi with fun, interesting and culturally relevant lessons that are easy to listen to. Leave a message while you are there.


  • The Language Gulper
    A neat NEW find with detailed descriptions of the main languages of the world in a clear, concise way. Its scope is not only living languages but also ancient ones of historical or cultural importance. So far, "The Language Gulper" includes 131 individual language pages, 40 about families and branches and 8 about linguistic areas. These two have an insatiable appetite for ancient and modern tongues. 2013 Alejandro Gutman and Beatriz Avanzati


  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Hindi vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND.

  • Explore India via beautiful photos
    You can even choose which rein of India you want to explore. Enjoy.

  • One India
    India's #1 Language Portal


  • GOOGLE India
    A top site for India


  • BBC News in Hindi

  • Conversation in Hindi Tutorial Lessons
    Helping real people learn Hindi.

  • Learn Hindi for Free
    If you want to learn Hindi, then this is the right website for you. They offer free Hindi (Devanagari) lessons online, from Phrases, Alphabet, Numbers, Adjectives, Words, Survival Terms, Vocabulary and Hindi Translation used in India. It's a loaded site. Give it a try.


  • Learning Hindi
    Namaste and Welcome to Learning Hindi! On this website you'll find completely free lessons teaching you everything you need to know about Hindi!

  • Hindi for Beginners
    Video help online tutorial. Learn the "basics of Hindi" here.

  • Hindi Flashcards
    Teach yourself Hindi using Flashcards. A wide variety to choose from.


    360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse.

    Taj Mahal at sunset
    A super view of the Taj in the early evening. Now go exploring all over India for more sites.


  • Languages on the Web
    Lonweb.org is a huge resources with thousands of language related links. A super new find.


  • Learn Hindi Online for Free
    You Can Learn Hindi Easily Here. They say over 200,000,000 Lessons. Gotta see that.


  • LanguageReef Hindi Websites
    A NEW find with help with the alphabet, vocabulary building, worksheets, games and more.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Hindi Website Directory

  • Hindi Sites- Directory of Hindi Web Sites in Hindi


  • Learn Hindi WEBSITE

  • Hindi Pod 101

  • Learn Hindi Online
    How difficult will it be for an average person to learn Hindi online?It's not difficult at all. But it sure depends on how motivated you are. This site is designed to help you learn Hindi language.

  • WriteKA Directory - Learning Hindi Website Listing


  • Akhlesh's Homepage of PreSchool Hindi


  • Indian Movies, New Hindi Movies
    Along with English, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil Films

  • Hindi Phrases and Common Sentences
    This site contains a table including the following: Hindi phrases, also called Devanagari expressions and words in Hindi, conversation and idioms, Hindi greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.

  • Urdu Phrases and Common Sentences
    This site contains a table including the following: Urdu phrases, expressions and words in Urdu, also called Pakistani conversation and idioms, Urdu greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.

  • Learn Hindi Phrases
    This page contains a table including the following: Hindi phrases, also called Devanagari expressions and words in Hindi, conversation and idioms, Hindi greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.


  • Learn Hindi - Audio and Writing
    Verbs, shopping, fruit, colors, first words, greetings, clothing and much more.


  • Travel to India
    Top Travel Destinations this Season. A collection of some of India's most enticing holidays.

  • Learning Hindi
    Get tips on learning to speak Hindi, the most widely spoken language in India. Read articles on mastering Hindi grammar and resources for vocabulary and common phrases at BrightHub's language learning channel.



  • Quizlet's Hindi Flashcards A nice variety nt>
  • Hindi Flashcards
  • Hindi Flashcards for Body Parts
  • Hindi Flashcards Devanagari

  • Improve your Hindi vocabulary with word games here
    Choose the topic you are interested in. Our word games are fun and can teach you thousands of new words.
  • Learn Hindi on your iPhone
    This application gives an introduction to the Hindi Script (Devanagari) and pronunciation. Speakers are native.
  • Words and Music from Hindi movies
    In addition you will find games, videos and more.
  • The Latest News from India
    Google News in English.
  • A Ton of Word Game Drills for Hindi Vocabulary
    A wide wide variety of topics for having fun with words in Hindi.



  • Learn Hindi Online for Free
    Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Hindi topics, including the numbers in Hindi, Hindi days, Hindi greetings and the months in Hindi. All the phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
    This is one great new "find" and the sound enhances the resource. Be sure to give it a try.




    Take a Quiz on India

  • National Geographic Quiz on India
  • The Authentic Quiz on India
  • Quiz on the Map of India
  • India Quizzes and India Trivia
  • General Knowledge Quiz on India
  • National Geographic Quiz on India
  • Quiz on Ancient India


  • An Online Culture Quiz on India
  • Quizmoz India Quiz



  • "If we hang around much longer Donkey, we'll be speaking Hindi"

    "Well Shrek, I just love the site just below us, and it's FREE."


  • And with this site we can learn 30 more languages.

  • Nirantar's going on and on and on ---
    From Dr. Rajendra Tela, Nirantar
  • Beginning/Intermediate Hindi Conversation & Learning
    In this group we learn and practice our Hindi. We have fun doing it and meet good people! We are friendly and informal, and we speak some English too.
  • Learn Hindi = Most Used Expressions
    Practice using these common expressions online via YouTube.
  • Learn Hindi through Bengali
  • Hindi Language Info
    This site is dedicated to providing information about the Hindi language.
    The goal of this site is to serve as a comprehensive grammatical reference for the Hindi language.
  • Learn Hindi Online
    Read, Write and Speak.
    This website is for those who want to learn to communicate effectively in Hindi. You will learn Hindi grammar starting from the basics to help you reach fluency. Great New Addition / Your Webmaster


  • Online Free Spell Checker
    Email, or e-mail as it is often spelled, is a massive part of everyday life, and whether business or personal emails, the words contained within an email represent the sender.

  • And now if you are real serious about learning ENGLISH
    Check out my English as a Second Language sites.
  • Quizlet Hindi Flashcard Sets
    A Super New FIND
    Vocabulary drills and quizzes on many aspects of the language.
    A Webmaster Choice Site
  • Hindi Learner
    You can find some helpful links to Free Hindi resources online in several categories.
    More here for those interested in knowing about Indian culture and traditions.
  • A Hindi Learning Site for Kids
    Lots of them
    Give them a try.
  • Indian Language Resources Listing
  • Hindi Ki Bindi- Online Hindi Learning Website for all age of Indian People
    HindiKiBindi.com is a website launched by infinity ventures. It contains material to learn hindi. This site is dedicated not only to promote hindi language but also to ensure that our children regard the values of our culture. Its content is for all age, and for every taste.

  • Learn Hindi via YouTube
    Many other videos on this site as well.

  • A Great Map of Interactive India
    A closeup view of all portions of India
    This source will let you explore 7 million world places.

  • Here comes the train
    An amazing video as a train passes right through an outdoor market.
  • A Hindi Mobile Translator
    I seem to collect translators BUT this one is really different.
    I give it a TOP WEBMASTER'S CHOICE as it is well done and accurate.
    English to many languages. Don't miss it. It can do your homework for you.

  • Hindi Language Apps on the mobile Phones.
    aimkara (pronounced as 'eye-m-kara') brings you innovative Indian language teaching methods to the growing mobile applications platform. Mobile applications is the best and the most fun way to learn Indian languages, utilize the unproductive time, still have the 'cool' factor.
  • Hindi Language Resources/Rich site!
  • Aussie Educator site for Hindi links
    This page provides access to online courses, Hindi/English/Hindi dictionaries, current events, cultural information, grammar, vocabulary activities, alphabet / script / pronunciation help, tutorials, podcasts, Free and Fee-based software, other selected resources and general information.
  • GOOGLE India
    Google India (google.co.in): Indian version of this popular search engine.
  • HINDI UNIVERSE Plus lots of new sites
    THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO HINDI LANGUAGE. THE LANGUAGE OF MORE THAN 600 MILLION PEOPLE. YOU CAN FIND HERE HINDI LINKS, HINDI LANGUAGE, HINDI BLOGS, HINDI WEBSITES, HINDI NEWS, HINDI CINEMA, HINDI MOVIES, HINDI MUSIC, HINDI MOVIE MP3 SONGS, HINDI SONGS LYRICS, HINDI TV CHANNELS, HINDI BHAJAN, HINDI LITERATURE, HINDI POETRY, HINDI EBOOKS, HINDI MAGAZINES, HINDI NEWSPAPERS, HINDI BOOKS, HINDI RESOURSES, HINDI SEARCH.


  • Jim's Popular Spanish Website in Hindi


  • Jim's Popular French Website in Hindi


  • Jim's Popular German Website in Hindi


  • Text to Hindi speech translator
    A powerful and fun site with sound and a variety of voices/TRY IT!


  • Pen Pals in India
  • Christian Pen Pals
  • Pen Pals from India (Pen Friends)

  • Make friends who live all across India and the world.

  • Are you looking for new friends? This is the right place.


  • Indian Pen Pals
    IndianPenpals.net is a free service that allows one to not only find new Indian Penpal friends, but also allows people to get in touch with other penpals around the World as well.
  • Bing Directory for more Pen Pal Information


  • Indian Newspapers
    India has the largest number of daily newspapers in the world with over 1,795 publications.
  • List of all the Newspapers of India
  • Dailies, Regional, Film Related, Monthlies, Magazines and more
  • More News in Hindi
  • The Top Hindi Magazines Online
  • News Sites
  • The Hindu
    An up-to-date newspaper
  • Hindi Directory

  • Maplandia for India from GOOGLE
    India Google Satellite map that maps India locations. Maplandia.com enables you to explore everywhere in India through detailed satellite imagery - fast and easy as never before. Try it... it is an awesome site.

  • Inditoy, Inc.
    IndiToy, Inc. is a global provider of educational toys and e-learning services in USA and for the rest of the world.
  • Babylon Hindi Translation
    Become a true multilingual speaker by using our online Hindi translator. Translate Hindi words and phrases into many languages with one simple search. This is a powerful and very useful program. Enjoy!
    (Another webmaster selection as a TOP NOTCH link


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  • A Door Into Hindi

  • Fluent Future/multiple Hindi language videos
    Fluentfuture is a community-based language exchange platform.
    You can learn languages for free
  • Hindi Learning Resources on the Web
  • CNN News about India
    A new addition to this site / check it out



  • The Times of India





  • Let's Learn some Hindi together/lots of lessons here

  • Ayurveda - The Science of Life
  • World Language Books for Learning Hindi
  • How to read and write Hindi characters
  • Learn Hindi with Transparent Language
  • YAHOO India
  • Hindi for children
  • Bollywood This Week
  • Bollywood This Week
    The site is a one stop information on Bollywood be it movie reviews, songs lyrics or biographies. The site is completely in Hindi.
  • Hindi books and magazines



    I learned to speak Hindi in just a couple of winks


    Munnar, India
    Munnar is a town and hill station in the southwestern
    state of Kerala, India. Munnar is situated around 1600 m
    above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains.





  • SUPER TRANSLATOR SITES FOR YOU TO CONSIDER


    English to Hindi or Hindi to English


    Google Translations Services
    Good translations in a variety of languages
    This one is JIM'S PREFERRED TRANSLATOR SITE


    Reverso Translator
    Free online translation service with Reverso translation solutions






  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage


    --- "Can you find Raipur on this map? ---






    Hindi language teacher hints, advice and tips:

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Hindi language association plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their language classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Hindi students.

    Keep your Hindi classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your Hindi students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their moccasins." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. jeb BA, MA, ABD





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