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Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

April 22, 2016

Ahmad, Aftab
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

Great professor, more quiet than others, but he really is approachable and very nice to his students.

Workload:

Daily homework

September 09, 2009

Rajpurohit, Dalpat Silver_nugget
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

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Dalpat is an excellent teacher. He taught us Hindi language,literature, movies and so many other things. I learned a lot in two semester. He explains all the concepts very well and I would love to take any class with him again.

Workload:

grammar, literature and journal

September 08, 2009

Rajpurohit, Dalpat Silver_nugget
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

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Probably one of the most lenient and easiest professors I have ever encountered at Columbia. If you're new to hindi or are really looking to have a solid foundation, he's not that great. He has a thick accent and has a tough time explaining a lot of grammar concepts. That said, he does try and get a lot of reading practice in for the class.

Workload:

2 assignments and journal a week. Although I don't really think he checks for journal submission. Very very easy.

September 01, 2009

Rajpurohit, Dalpat Silver_nugget
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

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Has an accent, is a bit all over the place with lessons, doesn't explain concepts well. But he is a sweetheart (for the most part), and is lax on grading. If you're looking to REALLY understand the language, you won't get much speaking practice here, and he doesn't explain grammar rules very well.

Workload:

Homework once or twice a week in Intermediate, including journal entries. Not hard.

January 09, 2007

Matone, Christina
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

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Professor Matone is amazing! She makes Latin interesting & totally painless. At the elementary level, she expects you to learn a lot of grammar on your own time & gives daily quizzes, but she does not give massive amount of homework. In Intermediate, you are expected to do the translations but not to hand in. She reinforces grammar by asking identification questions for homework & periodic quizzes. Her exams are intense, but you will probably be pleasantly surprised by the grade you receive. She is also very good-natured & nice. Take Latin with her & you will have a great time.

Workload:

Elementary I: daily grammar/vocab quizzes; short grammar/translation assignments; 3 midterms; 1 final
Elementary II: daily grammar/vocab quizzes; grammar/translation assignments; 2 midterms; 1 final
Intermediate I: daily translations (not handed-in); a handful grammar identifications for hw based on the translations for much of the semester; 1 midterm; 1 final based on the previous translations

October 31, 2006

Sharma, Sonia
Elementary Hindi I, Elementary Hindi II, Intermediate Hindi I

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Professor Sharma is GREAT. I can't say enough about her. She goes out of her way to make Hindi accessible to both native and non-native speakers and she makes the class fun, bringing in songs, food, and video clips. It's a difficult language, but the grade is spread out over many quizes, participation, a presentation, homeworks, and a journal. The quizes are very fair. She tells the class the format and which vocabulary to study.

Workload:

Moderate. Nightly assignments in Elementary, weekly in Intermediate. A midterm and final presentation, 4 quizes, one being the midterm and one being the final. A journal in intermediate. 12 language lab hours.

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