Developing pedagogical material – interesting lessons, interesting lesson plans, grammar, grammar points, exercises etc. – is never an easy task, especially for a language like Hindi where preformulated resources are few. I developed these topic specific powerpoints presented here for instructional use in my class. As such, they have proved to be of immense use, acting as an ever developing “text,” and for easy linkage on Blackboard as PDF files. Students have made good use of them inside as well as outside of the class.
These powerpoints are presented here for fellow colleagues and Hindi learners for their instructional use, and for further development as they fine tune them for their particular needs. While the topics in question do have a grammar orientation to them, they are not the only “text” the instructor should use in class. They should be used in conjunction with the instructor’s own creative lesson plan, supplementing material with these powerpoints where grammar and cultural points need to be highlighted.
Jishnu Shankar Hindi Urdu Flagship
- Topic Specific Language
- The Alphabet
Click on the GRAMMAR and TOPIC SPECIFIC tabs above to access the slideshows.
Presenting Hindi is an ongoing project regularly updated with new episodes. You can receive new slideshows in this series via the channels listed to the right. New episodes are delivered as multimedia PDFs that contain embedded videos. All video can be played within the PDFs themselves provided you use an updated version of the free Adobe Reader.
Presenting Hindi makes use of a number of free, readily available web-plugins. If you have trouble with online playback of any of the slideshows, you may need to download the plugins using the links to the right. The downloadable Powerpoint files also make use of Unicode Devanagari fonts. Windows users may need to download a Unicode compliant font to view the slideshows.