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.
Dragons fall semester groups are in varansi.they arrived in varansi on 27th of october and started learning hindi from the next day of arrival.usually when students used to arrive in varansi they had some free time for getting in to the city or for fitting in the city but this time student were so excited for learning hindi that they started earlier.as usual this year also they are twelve students with two instructors.
one of the instructor is the same of last year her name is Debi but we have one new instructor whose name is Dan and i do not know their full names.I have already divide in to two groups of students as in smaller group they can lear more faster than in large group.two students are doing the credit so i have queses em every week.so far ia have taken two queses .
Students are doing very well and up to now they have learned many random phrase ,seven ko construction present habitual tense.present continuous tense .simple past .imperative ,used to construction, past continuous tense and want to constructions.
They also started reading Hindi script and some of them are writing in Devanagari script.however it is little difficult for writing.
For two weeks I am teaching Gabrila online through skype .she is my old student from the vision of India semester programme of where there be dragons.she lives in New york city in U.S.A.she wanted to continue her Hindi as she is studying international development.how ever it not my first experience.I have already taught some of my old students from vancouver Canada and states.First day I had great experience with skype as there was not any problem but one the second day there was a little problem with Internet.
Now she is taking four hrs in a week.every Friday and Saturday we meet on 7.30 pm according to India time.I have already sent some teaching stuff on her email address and which she has got the print out and we work both together.how ever i have recommend her teach yourself by rupp snellbut once she will have confidence in speaking Hindi
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.
Bronwyn Grace Macbride is volunteering in little star school .she is teaching English to students and also how to do the circus as she is a professional in circus. Asha didi (elder sister) who is the founder of the school intruded me with her.she is from Vancouver Canada.she has keen interest to learn Hindi all though she knows Little Hindi.In the beginning she takes one hour every day but now she is taking two hours everyday.she emphasises mostly on conversation and practice with real native accent of Hindi speaker.she is very dedicated as she is planning to go to mumbai to work as extras .It is very enjoying for me and we are talking about the life ,culture and different issue of India
Stephanie Abbot is staying in Bal Ashram in samne gaht and volunteering in little star school in nagwa ,Varanasi.she came to varanasi in the month of January and since that time she is working for the school children there.she admits that being the native speaker of English it was a great challenge for her to communicate with children.then she got motivation to learn Hindi.she contacted me through the Bantu Bhaya who is the programme coordinator for the where there be Dragons.as I teach there.I began to teach her Hindi.she learnt quite a lot of stuff and she began to handle the students nicely.
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 .