The Hindi Urdu Flagship program recently released Language for Health (http://www.hindiurduhealth.org), an open educational resource for the
teaching of intermediate-advanced Hindi and Urdu language and culture.
Featuring over 100 original high quality videos produced in India
specifically for this project, the website combines moving images,
vocabulary lists, and interactive self-correcting quizzes centered around
the experience of the diverse health care system. In India, age-old
practices of Ayurvedic and Unani medicine are often available side-by-side
with the Conventional systems of modern science. This unique relationship
between patient, doctor, and translator creates a terrific opportunity for
advanced and superior level Hindi and Urdu learners to be challenged and
understand the complexities of these two world cultures.
The creators of Language for Health envision the site being used for
courses as well as by health care providers or Non Governmental
Organizations (NGOs) who wish to provide specialized medical, cultural,
and/or language training for the employees and communities.
The website is funded by a grant from The Language Flagship, a national
initiative for Americans to learn languages from kindergarten through
college and graduate school, as well as Liberal Arts Instructional
Technology Services and UT's FAST Tex program.
The site is free for the public top view and use at: