Anna is from Germany and she came in contact with me through my blog, as she was very much interested in Indian bollywood movies and She said that she could understand the recent ones better than the old ones.as new bollywood movie are having conversation in English.
She was interested for intensive course as she had a very less time in Varanasi she was just here for three weeks.she was doing four hours of intensive Hindi class.since she is old so i told that i can come to your hotel for having the class.She decided to meet for two hrs with me and another two hours with my wife so that she gets the opportunity too talk with Indian women at my place and she was trying to have conversation with my neighbor.
One day she told me that she wanted to have her class on boat therefore I called my boatman we had boat ride on river Ganges with my wife ,son and my sister.it was festive mood at the assi ghat as one of the celebration of den kashi mahotsav and she wanted to see the one of most famous singer of bhojpuri language Manoj Tiwary ,hotels staff has told her about him.we went to gathering it was over crowded and we were there untill he came.I translated for her as the song was in bhojpuri .
At the weekend we all together went to see the movie kurban as it was the part of Hindi course she tried to give the summary of movie .what was movie all about and what was the story.
In the three weeks she improved a lot and I really appreciate her learning skill.in the beginning did a crash course and later on we were just reviewing .it was great experience with her.
Stephanie Roach is from Australia she came in to contact with me through my blog and she wrote me mail as she was interested in learning Hindi .when she came to Varanasi with one of her friend or fellow traveller.he had been in Varanasi for long time and he works for tour operating company called Intrepid.as Stephanie has more faith on her friend so he wanted to enquire about other teacher in varanasi .
fortunately he used to learn yoga with teacher in Varanasi his name is kameshwar pathak near main ghats. we know each other for long time .pathak ji also recommended for me only she became very happy.as i provide for the accommodation facilities for my student.Stephanie was interested in family home stay accommodation so she asked to me.
I took her one of my friend’s house near crossing Assi and she liked place and started learning Hindi.she is enjoying a lot with family and made village trip with family.she will be here until January and she is interested in doing some volunteering work with NGO particularly for orphanage and education.I make her connection with little star school where she is happy to work for the kid’s education and welfare.
This year I am teaching hindi in mountain with princeton students with where there be dragons in Kausani hill town of utrakhand.it is my first experince of teaching hindi in mountain.we have two hours hindi class everyday.This group consist of four students and two instructors and me. everything is well managed and it is running smoothly. we do yoga in the morning from 8 to 9 and then we have our breakfast and lesson.since two days it was raining here so could not go out side but today the weather is pretty good today.tmorrow we are going to village where students and we all live in same home stay and students will do some service in local N.G.O. I hope it would be my best experince of teaching hindi ever.
hI had just fifteen Hindi lesson with dragons student and they learn quickly all the conjugation of the verbs. they learn imperative,oblique pronoun conjugation of the transitive and intransitive verb which seems difficult in leaning Hindi.in the begning students were very nervous about the learning hindi but as I started taking lesson they began to communicate in hindi asking about the first experience about the city means ”apko banars kaisa laga”.every student began to progress and the same time they learnt how to read and write the script of Hindi which is very helpful for reading them sign and the marks on the wall while traveling .Before departure of Group to Bodhgaya I had taken hindi written test for those student who are for the credit they and score good marks .