Following the article about online apps to learn Hindi, some of us prefer to learn the traditional way of being in a classroom environment and learn through a teacher and textbook. With a rise of Indian migrants to Australia, why not learn Hindi or other languages of India such as Tamil?
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Prices vary depending on whether you want a Skype or a Face-To-Face Lesson and how many hours you want to dedicate to studying, from the cheapest option of $35/hr for a 60-hour course on Skype to $99/hr for a 10-hour at home course. Listen & Learn boasts previous clients organisations such as the Commonwealth Bank wanting to get some language learning.
WEA South Australia provides two types of language learning – Fun & Travel and Year-Long programs. Hindi for Fun & Travel is a class targeting the basics of Hindi so students can be understood when traveling over to India. Classes are 2.25hrs long and go for 9 weeks. Student fees range from $185 to $162.
Partnered with the University of Queensland, the Institute of Modern Languages holds regular classes for different languages. Held at the University of Queensland’s St Lucias Campus, the 22-24hr indicative course is reasonable in terms of price.
Universities are now offering language classes without requiring students to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Non-award courses are ways to study languages without aiming to get a degree. ANU is one of the most reputable universities in Australia and allows students to take Hindi classes online or in person.
With an option to have a Skype ($37) or a Face-to-Face lesson ($49), Language Trainers boasts worldwide clients including BP and Etsy having used its services. Additionally, they can offer Hindi and Tamil not just in Hobart but also across Australia and New Zealand. The material is supplied to you. Language Trainers also take pride in offering custom made classes suited your individual needs and schedules.
With regular classes starting at $349 ($332 for concession), CAE Hindi and language classes are divided up into different levels from Elementary to Expert. Based in CAE’s Flinders Lane campus in Melbourne, the weekly night classes help improve your Hindi.
The broad range of classes have been developed for kindergarten to undergraduate and adult classes for new and pre-existing Tamil speakers. With smaller classes and a focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing with an addition of the history and culture of the language, it’s a great place to start your Tamil learning.
Possibly the cheapest option at $75 per term, Hindi Samaj of Western Australia targets different curriculums depending on the age of the learner. They have four centres where you can attend these classes – Perth Modern School (Subiaco), Campbell Primary (Canning Vale), Kenwick Primary (Kenwick) and UCMAS Center (Riverton). If you prefer learning one on one, they also offer private tutoring.
Offering a range of various cultural classes, Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya teaches Tamil across their semester programs. The cost of the lessons are $300/semester (20 classes) and offered as a group only class taught by a native speaker.
Want to learn Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language? WEA Sydney offers to teach you Sanskrit for $248 (early bird price). This 9-week course will certainly make you appreciate this ancient language.
Sydney Language Solutions (SLS) offers small classes between 5-8 students. The 10-week course focusing on the basics of Hindi to help you prepare for work, study and living in India. The $290 course fee does include textbooks and a 2hr weekly class, which is quite a bargain compared to other courses around Sydney.
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