DAV Learning is affiliated with DAV Hindi Schools in India and Worldwide.  We use colored materials in a well-stocked binder containing reference cards for easy use.

Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India.  Written in the DevNagri script, it is the language of more than 400 million individuals residing in the northern states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and the capital territory of New Delhi.  Knowing Hindi also allows one to communicate with a large community of speakers who converse in Hindi within the other states in the middle and south of India.  It is also the language of the greater business community of India.  Learning Hindi is the first step towards understanding the rich, classical language of Sanskrit which has enlightened the most voluminous epic ever written – The Mahabharat.

Sanskrit and hence Hindi are parts of the most widespread family of languages on planet Earth: The Indo-Germanic group of languages.  An astute speaker of both German and Hindi/Sanskrit, for example, will discover similar root words and numbering systems.  And English has been described by many as a form of “low German”.  Therefore, the learning of Hindi enhances one’s comprehension of English via the many English root words that descend from common Indo-Germanic elements.

Why learn Hindi?  The importance of learning a second language is not merely limited to the ability of communicating with people who speak different languages. According to studies, it has been shown that learning a second language results in students achieving greater divergent thinking, creativity, and cognitive development compared to monolingual children. A number of studies have also shown that when students learn a second language they have a tendency of outscoring those who are proficient in only a single language on tests of nonverbal and verbal intelligence.  Still other studies have shown that the academic skills of students learning a second language are enhanced by in improving their abilities in mathematics, writing, and reading.