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ABOUT CHAI & CHAT

We are a group of community-minded Hindi students and speakers who are enthusiastic to use language learning to build cross-cultural friendships. Learn or share some basic conversational skills in the national language of India.


On a typical night we will have a cup of chai, learn a few new Hindi words, practise what we have learnt in small group conversation and then chat some more in a relaxed café atmosphere. We are always on the look out for Hindi speakers to assist with group conversations and correct pronunciation. So if this is you, please come and help us learn your wonderful language.


There is no specific syllabus, so you can join in at any point. Casual attendance is welcome. If you wish to be an online friend, you're welcome to assist with answering questions that get posted on this group site as well.


We meet 7 - 9pm every Thursday night at Community Church Hornsby. Cnr of Jersey Rd & Bridge St Hornsby. Enter car park via Bridge St.


Gold coin donation.


A partnership between Community Church Hornsby and IABBV Hindi School.

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ABOUT CHAI & CHAT

We are a group of community-minded Hindi students and speakers who are keen to use language learning & a love for Indian culture to build cross-cultural friendships. Learn or share some basic skills in the national language of India.

 

On a typical night we begin by enjoying a cup of chai and snacks, up-date what’s on/new in the wider community, cover any events we are hosting & describe how we have practiced our Hindi with real people, together with sharing study tips and resources. We then have our lesson time, including small group practice of Hindi skills presented or cultural interest theme. We use a lot of visual aids and often finish off with an audio-visual segment. 

 

We have adopted a methodology of language "acquisition" as opposed to language "learning". This means we acquire language more like a child, through reptitive comprehensible input, rather than the traditional foreign language classroom with a text book and lots of grammar. This means anyone can join at any level and be able to participate from day 1 and it doesn't become "heavy". Our Hindi speaking friends act as language "parents"and you can join in from day one as well. You don't need to "teach" Hindi, just speak it. We are always on the look-out for Hindi speakers to join our team.  

You are also welcome to join our FB group community “CCH Chai & Chat” Ask, answer & contribute to questions & discussion.

 

Join us for additional social events held throughout the year. Bring the whole family & get to know our Australian-Indian community through local hospitality, Indian restaurant outings, attending local multi-cultural functions as well as our own which raise awareness & support for an Indian based not-for-profit.

We meet 7 - 9pm every Thursday night at Community Church Hornsby. Cnr of Jersey Rd & Bridge St Hornsby. Enter car park via Bridge St.

We will be starting meeting in person at Bridge St from 4th Nov. We are looking forward to seeing all your faces "for real"! Pls come and catch up. 

We need Hindi speakers. If you can speak Hindi, we are really interested in getting to know you! You only have to be able to speak Hindi. You do not have to be a teacher. You do not need teaching experience. You just have to be able to speak Hindi. Kya aap hindi bol sakate hain? Please contact us ASAP. 

Gold coin donation.

 

A partnership between Community Church Hornsby and IABBV Hindi School.

Supports DFN Dignity Freedom Network www.dfn.org.au

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updated 30 August 2020

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Community Church Hornsby cnr Jersey Rd & Bridge St HORNSBY

0432 920 259

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