June is the student of Anthropology from Australia .she came to Varanasi to learn about the children Parliament in Varanasi and also for learning Hindi.She was staying in Ganpati Guest House in old city of Varanasi.
She was in Varanasi for two weeks and taking two hours of Hindi lessons everyday.One day during the class she told me that she wanted to visit NGO Bharat Vikas sansthan in sigara area.she was struggling to get clue for this NGO. however she had a little idea about this NGO.
I had allready taken some students at this NGO in past so I know the founder Rajeev Srivastav of this NGO. I called him and took appointment for her .Next day we went to Bharat Vikas Sanshthan where she met the Rajeev Srivastav and other staff.
She had seen on the television in Australia about children parliament election so she was very much interested in talking in Details about this organization.we sat there for a while and had a nice talking with children.The elected member of parliament was on internet.
Meanwhile I had to go to mountain with Bridge Year Princeton Programme so I could not continue with her but she used to come to meet my wife for reviewing Hindi what he learnt with me .
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.
Hi Everyone It is my first opportunity that I am teaching a Hungarian student.his name is Adom wesp from the capitol city of Budapest.The day when he called me I was so busy therefore I could not meet him and we decided to meet next following day.as he is new comer in varanasi so he could not come directly at my place .
Our first meeting was in vatika cafe near assi ghat and we decided to have class .as his stay was not for longer period in Varanasi.so he asked me if i have time three to four hrs in a day Monday through Saturday. he is doing pretty well and he is very much interested in leaning writing and reading the Hindi.
I recommended teach your self Hindi book of Rupert Snell for reading and writing.now he can read Hindi well but he is slow in writing.he is just here for two and half week.tomorrow he is going to khajuraho.
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.
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
Now the Dragons students are in Varanasi.in this semester there are twelve students and two instructors.My classes started on 16Th February.Jackie and Debi instructing the students with help of Bantuji.we have divided the students in two groups .each groups is of six students and in each group have one instructor.they started learning Hindi by using hand leaf paper .this is my new experience using hand leaf paper for teaching Hindi through computer print out.with the help of printout the students are very comfortable in reviewing and in drills.some of Hindi students are really doing very hard work for learning Hindi.this year one of the student doing his independent study project in Hindi.therefore he is learning every day one or two hour extra for his I.S.P.