Exciting Hindi Collaboration Brings SU and NY6 Together

Gusain and Bhatia with studentsThe South Asia Center and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics teamed up with NY6, a consortium of New York State liberal arts colleges, to offer Hindi to their students through a synchronous video connection. This is the first year of a three-year pilot agreement which will open instruction in Hindi at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels to consortium students. The program is off to a strong start. In the Fall, seven students from four NY6 schools took HIN 101: Introductory Hindi-Urdu with instructor Lakhan Gusain. In addition to meeting virtually, the students also joined Gusain and South Asia Languages Coordinator, Tej Bhatia, over lunch. More information can be found at www.newyork6.org/ content/ny6-offers-hindi-instruction-starting-fall-2016.