Learn a New Language at Home

Non-credit language courses at UTD

Want to learn Chinese, Hindi, Japanese or Korean?

Center for Asian Studies at UT Dallas has options for you! We offer Mandarin Chinese (4 levels, 6 courses), Conversational Japanese, Introductory Hindi 1 and Korean Beginners in fall 2020. All courses are non-credited (anybody can take) and taught virtually online by experienced teachers (native speakers of course!). Weekday evening or weekend class time, easy online registration, low and affordable price.....whether you learn the language for academic or business purpose, or simply for fun, here is the right place for you to start your learning journey!

2020 Fall Course Schedule

Beginning Chinese I: 9/15-11/5. Tuesday & Thursday. 7:00-8:30PM

Beginning Chinese II: 9/15-11/5. Tuesday & Thursday. 7:00-8:30PM

Intermediate Chinese: 9/19-11/7. Saturday. 9:00AM-12:00PM

Advanced Chinese: 9/19-11/7. Saturday. 200-5:00PM

Conversational Chinese: 8/24-10/15. Monday & Thursday. 12-1:00PM

Learn Chinese in Stories: 9/14-11/4. Monday & Wednesday. 7:00-8:30PM

Conversational Japanese: 9/1-10/22. Tuesday & Thursday. 7:00-8:30PM

Introductory Hindi 1:9/1-10/20. Tuesday. 7:00-9:00PM

Korean Beginners: 9/1-10/20. Tuesday. 7:00-9:00PM

Beginning Chinese I

The course is for beginners who have little/no knowledge but want to have a systematic study of the language. The course starts with Pinyin and teaches the fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar-the essential components for building the skills in Chinese speaking, listening, reading and writing. Relevant cultural background is also introduced to help students understand and acquire the language. By the end of this course, students will be able to read, write or type about 120 Chinese characters, use them and some fundamental grammar and structures to conduct simple conversations in a range of predictable everyday situations.

Teaching hours: 2 X 1.5 hour class per week for 8 weeks. Course fee: $288. The course will be taught virtually online by experienced instructor.

Introductory Hindi 1

An introduction to the Hindi language and Indian culture for true beginners, the course will focus on developing basic Hindi communication skills by listening, emitting, reading, utilizing simple vocabulary and short sentences. Students will also learn to read and write Hindi in Devanagari script with an introduction to the writing system and acquire elementary writing and reading skills. Relevant cultural knowledge is introduced at the same time. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to communicate at basic level with Hindi speakers on some simple daily topics such as greetings, self-introduction, numbers, likes and dislikes, family members etc. Teaching hours: 1 X 2 hour class per week for 8 weeks. Course fee: $192. The course will be taught virtually online by experienced instructor.

Beginner's Korean

This course is designed for students who have no/little previous knowledge in Korean. It aims to introduce the basics of Korean, including Korean alphabet, Hangul, grammar and spoken Korean used for daily communications. Each lesson will cover four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and interactive practices through which students can use the language actively and develop communication skills. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to read and write Korean characters; grasp basic grammar; master some essential cultural knowledge; conduct simple conversations about daily life such as greetings and introducing themselves, talking about family members, express likes and dislikes, asking time/price/location etc.

Teaching hours: 1 X 2 hour class per week for 8 weeks. Course fee: $192.00. The course is taught virtually online by experienced instructor.

Instructor Highlights

Vandana Rajpurohit

Vandana Rajpurohit is a Texas State Certified Hindi teacher with over 15 years of experience in teaching Hindi at High Schools and during STARTALK programs. She has a passion for language teaching and has also served in various leadership positions, Director of STARTALK programs, lead language instructor, and instructional coach. Vandana has an extensive experience working with students of different age groups, language proficiency levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds. She has been recognized for her mentorship, passion for Hindi, and for serving the community. Vandana holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Science. She lives in Fort Worth with her family.
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Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas

Tel: 972-883-4860, 972-883-2781. Fax: 972-883-2989

Email: asianstudies@utdallas.edu

Website: https://asianstudies.utdallas.edu/