Hindi Classes (NYC & Online)

Welcome to Dr. Sonia Sharma Academy


  • Hindi is one of the national official languages of India, the largest democracy in the world.
  • Hindi is the primary language of Bollywood, the most prolific film industry in the world.
  • Hindi language is spoken within India and in several countries around the globe.
  • Hindi words have also been included in the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • It is a language with a rich history, heritage, culture, and literary and artistic expression.
  • It is a phonetic language with no capital or silent letters that is easy to learn.
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About industry expert dr. sonia sharma

Dr. Sonia Sharma (formerly Taneja) has 20 years of professional Hindi teaching experience from prestigious and world-renowned American universities such as Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University in the City of New York. She has served as a Hindi professor at the Defense Language Institute, part of the US Department of Defense. She is professionally certified by ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Dr. Sharma was also on a team who successfully wrote Hindi teacher certification exam for the state of California and Hindi Regents exam for New York City Department of Education and has worked on Hindi iPhone, Siri, and iTunes in the Silicon Valley. Dr. Sharma has written two textbooks for adult Hindi learners in America (available on Amazon), several articles, and the first ever doctoral dissertation on adult Hindi learners in American universities. Dr. Sonia Sharma has received several awards for her work. She is now glad to offer online Hindi classes.

Quick facts about Dr. Sonia Sharma’s Hindi classes

  • Dr. Sharma offers online Hindi lessons and online Hindi classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced Hindi students.
  • Online Hindi lessons and classes are professionally designed with learner-centered instruction. Rates are affordable.
  • Rapid progress is made on your goals. Real-life speaking, conversation, listening, grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, and culture skills. Your success is my goal!
  • Online Hindi lessons are live, individual or group and in person Hindi tutoring is also offered in New York City.


My doctoral research was based on adult Hindi learners in the US, though my students are both from the US and several other countries around the globe. My students are a mix of heritage learners of Indian background and non-Indian or nonnative learners. Students range from high school, college, university to adult working professionals, researchers, businesspersons, and diplomats. I have experience teaching Hindi successfully both in-person and online.

To begin working with Dr. Sonia, start by filling out the short contact form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.



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