Online resources for teaching Hindi grammar

TitleOnline resources for teaching Hindi grammar
Duration2 Year
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSunil Kumar Bhatt
Year 1: Funded Amount6,156
Year 1: Team Members

Sunil Kumar Bhatt, Instructor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: Summary

This project will create online resources to learn Hindi grammar via video tutorials. We plan to create 60-70 short videos tackling one grammar point in each tutorial, covering entire basic grammar for HINU102 and HINU200. Videos will be available to students on Canvas as well as an open resource site where all videos will be shared publicly. Students will have access to them any time and they do not need to wait for the office hours or class to resolve their confusion or not understanding of a grammar point. By allowing self-paced practice and review of grammar concepts, the digital material will free up the class time which will then be utilized to practice communicative language skills and elaborate on the cultural aspect of the second/foreign language learning.

In year 2, I plan to create digital language learning activities and exercises based on the grammar points along with additional videos to cover Hindi script.

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorSunil Kumar Bhatt
Year 2: Funded Amount7,776
Year 2: Team Members

Sunil Kumar Bhatt, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Summary

The second year of the project will create online resources to teach Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts to learn Hindi and Urdu scripts. We plan to create 40-50 short videos to teach entire Hindi and Urdu writing systems: how various letters are written and the letters are connected with other letters to create syllables in Devanagari and also in Perso-Arabic Nastaliq. The videos will have picture in picture format where the instructor will make the correct pronunciation of the letter with description on the main back ground and in the smaller screen on the foreground will show how the letters and different letter combinations are written.

The videos will be shared publicly on an open resource site. The 24 hour access will allow the students to prepare themselves before coming to the class and also review the material after the class. The self-paced methodology will give students autonomy over their learning.