Here are my most highly recommended resources for learning the Hindi language.
I frequently refer to them in many of the articles I write on this site because I know they’re fantastic and they’ve been crucial to my own learning.
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Learn Hindi With Podcasts
HindiPod101: This is an excellent Hindi course in the form of audio podcasts and downloadable lessons.
As well as podcast-style lessons, you’ll find videos, a vocabulary database and dictionary, grammar explanations and various other useful features.
Best Online Hindi Audio Course
Rocket Hindi: This is one of my favorite online courses which has some of the highest quality Hindi dialogue material available.
Rocket Hindi doesn’t follow a ‘cookie cutter’ approach like other well-known programs such as Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur, and it has a tonne of excellent audio content for all levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
Here’s a video I made recently showing the new edition’s features:
Hindi Fluency Courses And Guides
Glossika Hindi: This is another very unique product that improves your fluency through a highly repetitive ‘listen and repeat’ approach.
It is, in my opinion, one of the the most useful tools I’ve seen for training Hindi listening comprehension (read my Glossika review).
Definitely not a conventional course but you’ll be amazed at how effective it is at improving your Hindi fluency if you use it daily.
Inexpensive Hindi Lessons Via Skype
italki: Not too long ago it was really difficult or impossible to practice Hindi without actually traveling to India.
Thankfully, tools like italki have made it possible to connect with native speakers from all over the world to practice or to take personalized lessons over Skype.
The great news is, Hindi lessons over Skype through italki are incredibly cheap compared to most teachers in person. All the frustration of payments and scheduling is handled brilliantly by italki too which makes it very easy and stress free to arrange sessions.
Other Free Tools To Help Your Hindi
Memrise: This is an outstanding online vocabulary training tool that lets you select Hindi ‘courses’ to study (or create one yourself). Many of the courses also include audio.
AnkiSRS: A highly versatile flashcard app.
Forvo: If there’s ever a Hindi word or expression that you’ve seen written but don’t know how to pronounce, you can search for it here (or request it) and hear a native speaker pronounce it for you.
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