I had a strong background in applied linguistics. After obtaining M.Litt (Research Degree Course) from University of Delhi, I developed a keen interest in the teaching of Hindi as a foreign language. My long association with Professor H. H. Stern in Toronto (1973- 1974) and Professor Georgi Lozanov in Sofia (1974-1978) gave me insights into direct teaching with suggestopaedic system in foreign language teaching methodology.
My confidence to face and solve intricate stumbling blocks in language comprehension and in normal communication came from my teaching assignments in India and abroad. My assignments at the University of Toronto, Canada (1973-1974), University of Sofia , Bulgaria (1974-1978 ), University of South Pacific, Suva , Fiji Islands(1985-1986) and at the Max Muller Bhavan, American Institute of Indian Studies in Delhi and teaching Hindi to foreign students for more than four decades at the University of Delhi have greatly enriched me. I designed specifically for the needs of my Bulgarian students a language teaching kit. The University of Sofia Press and the publishing house “Nauka I Iskustvo”, published this in three volumes. Written in Bulgarian language, this gave me the chance to design and test in depth the language teaching material.
I authored three pedagogical dictionaries which have been published under the titles Bulgarsko- Hindi Rechnik (1978),Learner’s Hindi English Dictionary in 2007 and Learner’s Hindi- English Thematic Visual Dictionary (2014). Experts and students have welcomed these as tools for accelerated language learning.
My publications in the field of language Studies and Language Teaching / Learning are following :
1.Studies on Hindi: A Comprehensive Bibliography(2007)
2.Learner’s Hindi-English Dictionary ( Illustrated)
3.Learner’s Hindi English Thematic Visual Dictionary (2014)
4.Uchebnik Po Hindi ( In Bulgarian ) Translation Text Book of Hindi (1976)
5.Fonetika Na Hindi( In Bulgarian ) Translation Hindi Phonetics (1978)
6.Bulgarsko- Hindi Rechnik ( Bulgarian – Hindi Dictionaries ) (1978)
Expertise in Language Teaching & Curriculum Designing
I have planned and designed courses for Hindi teaching at various levels at the University of Delhi, University of Toronto, University of Sofia and University of South Pacific. I have also been associated with curriculum design of, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Central Hindi Directorate , and Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra
Teaching of Language Teaching Methodology
For more than two decades I have been teaching special study paper on Language Teaching Methodology for both Graduate and Post –Graduate students at the University of Delhi.