ISpeakHindi.com was started in June 2007 after Nathan Price had spent several years of trying to learn Hindi but not making much progress. Progress should have been easy, his wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law were all Hindi speakers living with him. In fact, his mother-in-law was a Hindi teacher for 33 years. Nathan would study intensely for a week or so, and then get busy doing other things. In a few months, he would have to begin again having forgotten most of what he had learned.
In 2007, this changed. While preparing for a trip to Japan he happened upon a Learn Japanese Daily Podcast at JapanesePod101.com, and thought the format was a brilliant idea. When he could not find something similar for Hindi, he decided to create it. Having to produce a daily show would force him to study, and it would be a great family project too.
Over the years thousands of people have signed up to get the daily podcast via email, and thousands more come by the site to look at new and older podcasts and to interact with other Hindi learners, Hindi speakers, and Hindi teachers. The site is constantly being upgraded and improved.
In 2009, the site reached another milestone. The Paid Subscriber program was created ensuring that the site would have the financial resources to continue going and growing. While the vast majority of the site is free, some additional features have been made available to this select group of people.
In 2010, ISpeakHindi.com took another big step becoming a proper business allowing for ISpeakHindi.com to become what Nathan had origin envisioned all the way back in June 2007.
People Behind ISpeakHindi.com
|Nathan Price, founder and CEO
He has a passion for learning Hindi, programming, and creating things that help other people. He manages the day to day operations of the ISpeakHindi.com site, helping other Hindi learners, programming and creating new features.
Part time and Past Contributors
|Naraindas Bhatia – Native Hindi speaker|
|Meena Bhatia – Hindi teacher for 33 years|
|Sonia Price – Native Hindi Speaker|
|Richa and Ajay|
|Stacey Yount – Before Nathan learned to type Hindi, Stacey typed out the Devanagari for him.|
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