Review Comment

Hindi for Heritage Speakers I

January 21, 2020

Ranjan, Rakesh Gold_nugget
Hindi for Heritage Speakers I

Rakesh Ji is one of the best professors I've had at Columbia. He is extremely thoughtful, thorough, and takes the time to help his students and get to know them as well. I'm surprised he doesn't have a gold or silver nugget, but hope that one is on the way!

Workload:

Daily class + daily homework (approximately 10-15 questions, takes 30-45 minutes)
1 midterm
1 final (in-class and multimedia project)
8 quizzes (best of 5 towards grade)

January 04, 2010

Ranjan, Rakesh Gold_nugget
Hindi for Heritage Speakers I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Great class...Hindi for Heritage Speakers was a great a idea and definitely helped me solidify my speaking, reading, and writing skills...he is a very good teacher who knows exactly where you may have problems and can address those problems quickly...Rakesh ji is also extremely accessible... he makes himself available almost every single day to provide help to students and review concepts...generally easy but at the same time I felt like I was actually getting what I wanted and expected from the course. Take this class or take his elementary hindi if you dont have any previous experience with the language...

Workload:

Homework every day...1 midterm worth 10%...1 Final...8 quizzes (only 5 count)

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1608: Hindi for Heritage Speakers I Rakesh Ranjan 2012 Fall MTWR / 2:40- 3:45 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1608: Hindi for Heritage Speakers I Rakesh Ranjan 2010 Fall MTWR / 2:40- 3:45 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1608: Hindi for Heritage Speakers I Rakesh Ranjan 2009 Fall T / 4:10- 5:15 PM 1