Basic Level

Course summary

This course is mostly for those people who don’t have much time to learn Hindi. If students are coming to Varanasi for short period of time, the basic level may be the right choice.

The basic level course is based on general conversation. A student can learn Hindi by spending just two to three hours a day. Our emphasis will be more on general conversation for day-to-day life, rather than extensive grammar and vocabulary. The course does cover basic terminology and grammar.

Many tourists who travel to India for a short time find the language barrier is a big problem in their journey. After taking this course, tourists will find their travel more pleasant as they are able to become closer to Indians and can get around more easily. Learning the local language allows students to travel with less inconvenience and fewer misunderstandings, as well as build meaningful relationships along the way.

Focus of the course

  • Introducing yourself
  • Greeting others
  • Going shopping
  • Getting around
  • Asking people about themselves
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Wants and needs
  • Health problems
  • Food
  • Time and date
  • Emergencies
  • Finding accommodation
  • Transportation, including handling the airport
  • General conversation
  • Basics of Indian culture and history
  • … and much more

Teaching materials

For this course we use our custom handouts, created just for basic level Hindi students. I also recommend for reference Teach Yourself Hindi by Rupert Snell. If you want to buy this book, then let me know. We can get a copy for you.


The duration of the basic level course is usually one to two weeks. However, the timing is quite flexible.

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