Critical Language Scholarship alumna to host informal Q&A

Emily Brandt, UT alumna and 2012 Critical Language Scholarship Ambassador, will host an informal Q&A session for HUF students interested in the CLS program on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm over coffee at the Starbucks on 24th St . The Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the United States Department of State, will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012.

National Boren Director to discuss scholarships with HUF students

The Hindi Urdu Flagship is excited to host the Chris Powers, the National Boren Director, from 12-1pm on Wednesday, November 2nd in CBA 4.328. In a session exclusively for Flagship students, Powers will discuss the prestigious Boren Scholarship Program and answer any questions pertaining to HUF students in particular.

HUF to celebrate family weekend

In conjunction with UT’s Family Weekend, the Hindi Urdu Flagship is hosting a luncheon Saturday, October 22nd in the main HUF center (HRH 3.102). HUF students are encouraged to bring their parents to meet HUF faculty, staff, and students. As this is a catered lunch, RSVPs are required as soon as possible.

Prestigious scholarship program recruits HUF students

Hindi Urdu Flagship students will have an opportunity this week to meet with a representative for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.There will be two sessions with the CLS representative, Andrea Turpin. The HUF sponsored session will be this Friday, October 14th at 11am in Parlin 301. An earlier session will be held today (Thursday, October 13th) at 4pm in WMB 6.146.

Seminar on Bengali Cinema

Hindi Urdu Flagship students are invited to attend a talk on Bengali cinema by Dr. Shohini Ghosh this Monday, October 17th at 12pm in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). Ghosh is the Zaki Hussain Professor of Media at the AJK Mass Communication Research Center. She is an essayist on popular culture and a documentary filmmaker.

HUF students begin new year

HUF faculty and staff welcomed new and returning HUF students with a reception and orientation session on Tuesday, August 23 in the Hindi Urdu Resource Center. After students greeted their peers and welcomed our returning overseas cohort, HUF Director Rupert Snell introduced new faculty and staff to the community and talked briefly about plans and expectations for the coming academic year.

Open house for prospective students

Interested in study abroad in India? Want to learn a critical language that will complement your current major and enhance your professional career? The Hindi Urdu Flagship is hosting an open house for interested undergraduate UT students this Friday, August 26 from 12pm to 4pm.

HUF to host teacher training workshop

At the beginning of each year, the Hindi Urdu Flagship holds a workshop on teaching South Asian Languages to undergraduate students. The primary purpose of this workshop is to train our new TAs, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for a general exchange of views on language teaching, and we encourage anyone involved in South Asian language teaching at UT to attend. The schedule includes a useful session on the use of Blackboard (the full schedule is listed below). The workshop will be held on Monday, August 22nd from 2-5pm in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).

HUF to host teacher training workshop

“Teach Yourself Hindi” books in new editions

Students of Hindi worldwide may be interested to know that Rupert Snell’s five Hindi books in the Teach Yourself series have been published in new editions. In response to queries from individuals confused about names and editions, we have listed below the latest edition of each book in the series. Further information can be found… Read More

HUF Director publishes book on Hinglish

In collaboration with Rita Kothari, HUF Director Rupert Snell has just published a new book on the phenomenon of Hinglish.