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If you are a graduate student with an academic need for knowledge of Hebrew or Hindi we have the classes below available.

Please note that these classes are not normally available to those outside of the University.

If you are interested in learning any of our languages just for conversation or holiday purposes, you may wish to contact the University Language Centre.


Open Classes in Modern Hebrew

All those interested in taking part in open classes in Modern Hebrew (beginner and intermediate levels) are requested to contact Dr Aaron Hornkohl, Hebrew Language Teaching Officer, at The number and schedule of classes will be determined based on the degree of interest and the respective Hebrew levels of the participants.

Hindi - Beginners' Level 1 Courses

These classes will begin on Monday, 19th January, 2015.

Please note: this course started in Michaelmas Term, 2014 and continues in Lent and Easter terms, 2015.

Level 1 (Beginners' Class) meets twice a week as follows:

  • Every Monday 17:00 - 18:00pm in Room 7 and
  • Every Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00pm in Room 214

Venue: All classes are held in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, on the Sidgwick Site.

Teaching is provided by a native speaker, Mr Aishwarj Kumar, and specific questions about the class(es) should be addressed to him:

As well as attending the classes, you are also entitled to use the Faculty Library and access the Faculty's online teaching resources.

Registration: please complete the online form.


Anyone interested in studying other languages might like to contact the University Language Centre in Downing Place for possibilities.


Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of the Middle East and Asia. This Faculty prides itself on exploring these fields through the local languages and encourages students to learn through real world engagement. If you are interested in these world regions and want to discover their languages, cultures, histories, religions, and politics, then this is the home for you.

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