Become a fluent Hindi speaker
I am currently teaching the Hindi language at university. I have done M.A. in Hindi.
Experience: 16 years
I teach through a virtual whiteboard where the lessons are recorded to revise anytime. I add an audio-visual presentation to make learning interesting.
Don't you think that if you want to make full use of learning another language, you HAVE to speak it? In these lessons, you're going to learn how to speak Hindi in a conversation without hesitation. This is VITAL because by learning to take part in conversations yourself, you are going to teach yourself to respond aloud in real, spoken Hindi. Even if you already know some Hindi, this course will be a great revision and may even teach you some things that you don't know. This course teaches you Hindi in an innovative, comprehensive learning package based on how people actually say things. Work through the lessons, listen, speak, and learn! Hindi derives from the Indo-European language family, which includes English, but completely removed from English in that family. Which makes the similarities virtually non-existent except it’s as easy to talk in like English. 'As per the research conducted by 'World Languages department' in New York, Hindi language stands in the list of most widely spoken languages in the world. Hindi is used as a spoken language right from Nepal, Kabul-Kandahar (Afghanistan) till Dhaka (Bangladesh). Hindi is the commercial language of Mauritius and Fiji. A 'World Hindi summit' was also conducted' in which the lead was taken by those countries in which Hindi is spoken.
There are many things that you can do to improve your pronunciation and your speaking skills.
1. Listen to spoken Hindi as often as possible. Listen to how speakers pronounce various words and phrases and "model" your pronunciation on what you hear.
2. Learn the phonetic alphabet. Use the phonetic alphabet page as a guide to pronouncing new words. 3. Don't forget to learn the word stress of a new word. Every Hindi word has its own stress or intonation. Word stress is important. In fact, it is more likely that someone misunderstands you because of wrong word stress than because of the wrong pronunciation of a sound.
4. Work out which sounds cause you most problems in Hindi. Depending on what your first language is, you may have problems with certain sounds. For example, French speakers have difficulties with "th"; speakers of Mandarin have difficulties with "r" or "l", and Arabic speakers have difficulties with "p" and "b".
5. Practice the sounds you find difficult. A useful exercise is a "minimal pair" exercise. For example, if you have difficulty distinguishing between "p" and "b", try practising pairs of words which are the same except for the sound "p" and "b"
6. Be aware of intonation and sentence stress. Not all words in a sentence have equal stress, and generally, only the "information" words (nouns and verbs) are stressed.
7. Learn to recognize spelling patterns. There are often many ways to pronounce a particular spelling pattern, but it certainly helps to know what the variations are.
8. Don't rush. If you speak too fast, the danger is that you could skip over some words, fail to pronounce them completely or mix them up. If you speak too slowly, you might end up sounding unnatural. But it's better to speak slowly and clearly than too quickly. Do not wait for someone to correct your accent or do not hold up speaking publicly with the fear of being ridiculed. Sincerity and devotion to learning a language is the keyword. Speaking right Hindi is a task. Once there is mastery over the language and when your inner voice tells you that you were effective, this serves as a confidence booster. Continuous efforts are required when learning anything and this applies much to the Hindi language. It is interesting to note that there are more words incorporated into daily routine styles of Hindi speaking as well as much needs to be updated in the writing matter. Reading is the trick also when you listen to check out for pronunciations. There is no harm in being vernacular, your effort is a self-gesture for improvement. Erase you the curling of your tongue and pronounce the vowels well. Adhere to punctuation and exclamations. Oratory is an art, but each individual should aim towards striking a connective conversation. The effectiveness of expression is the keyword. Starters should primarily be more keen to listen, watch the lip movements and understand a lot about grammar. Many a time we form a sentence and the other person responds but it is advisable to get the grammar right. Many times it is natural that we do not get the pronunciation right, possibly because we haven't heard it before or else our interaction with good Hindi speakers in less. If there is someone you look up to, be it a television celebrity or other programs on the Radio then make an effort to listen as though you are studying. Many audios of the speaking talents enable you to speak fluent Hindi.