Hindi is an official language of India and Fiji. It is the most widely spoken language of the Indian subcontinent and is also widely spoken throughout the world in countries that include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mauritius, the Gulf countries and Australia. Modern Standard Hindi is based on the Khari Boli dialect spoken in the Delhi area and written in Devanagari script.
More broadly, the notion of Hindi also includes a variety of dialect forms. Hindi was adopted as the Official Language of the Union on 14 September 1949, now celebrated each year as Hindi Day.
Hindi is the first language of a large proportion of the population of India and is spoken by more than half the overall population. Hindi’s role as a lingua-franca is evidenced in many forms of popular culture, such as music and film.
Significant Indian migration to Australia began in the 1980s and continued through the 1990s. According to the Australian Census, in 2011 there were 111,352 Hindi speakers in Australia. Most Indians are multilingual and Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the Australian Indian community.
The community’s commitment to maintain and to express Hindi identity through language, culture and religion is reflected in the strength of Hindi language use in home and community contexts.
Increasing enrolments into Hindi language programs reflect the growing Indian community in Australia and the Australian Government’s commitment to support linguistic diversity in the community and to develop capabilities in the languages of the region, including Hindi.
Who We Are
The School of Languages is a government school which specialises in languages education. Since its establishment in 1986, this unique South Australian school has supported thousands of students to pursue their interest in languages learning and to experience the joy of embracing another culture.
The school was initially founded as a secondary school for students from all three sectors. In 2000 the school introduced its first classes for students from Reception to Year 7. Since then our primary classes have continued to grow in popularity and demand.
The School of Languages aims to enhance access, choice and continuity in language learning for South Australian learners, through the provision of quality programs in a broad range of languages R-12, that complement and supplement languages programs offered in mainstream schools and ethnic schools.
Our Unique Context
Students from Government, Catholic and Independent schools come together after school hours to learn the language of their choice, which is not available in their home school. Lessons are held once a week in a friendly environment of committed professionals and motivated students. This provides for a sustained focus and time for extending students’ learning through a wide range of activities.
Our classes are held in schools across Adelaide, with Adelaide High School being the largest centre. Approximately 25 other teaching centres offer a variety of languages at various year levels, in response to local demand.
We give special acknowledgement and appreciation to the many schools across Adelaide that host our programs, thus enabling students and their families to benefit from learning a language.
Choosing To Learn A Language
Studying another language offers many rewards, including:
being able to communicate, interact and negotiate within and across languages and cultures
understanding one’s own and others’ languages, thus improving literacy skills, including in English
understanding selves and others, and the diverse ways of knowing, being and doing
further developing cognitive skills through thinking critically and analytically, solving problems, and making connections in learning
becoming more competitive in the global market.
A wide range of languages is available through the school, both at primary and secondary levels.
Learn Hindi for everyday situations. We offer Hindi classes that are interactive, communicative and affordable. Step into one of IML’s online or on-campus classes, where you will learn from a qualified Hindi tutor and meet like-minded language students.
Hindi is one of the two official languages of IndiaHindi is also spoken in countries outside India, notably Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal. Hindi is a member of Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages.Hindi has 48 dialects.Hindi has relatively fre...
You can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified, locally-based Hindi tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can be organised in the morning, afternoon or evening so you can learn Hindi whenever it’s convenient to you.