Mandira Bhaduri : Bengali

Mandira Bhaduri
Subject : Bengali
Native : Bengali
(1) Lessons
(1) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
45 Min : $24.98 / £20.02 / €23.12
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Mandira Bhaduri and I'm 51 years old and currently living in India. I am a native Bengali speaker and teach Bengali. I have taught online with since September 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Bengali, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I have been teaching Bengali for 25 years. I love to teach and I always want my students should enjoy my class in every step of their learning process. I love literature and art. I teach all levels of Bengali, starting from elementary to advanced. I help my students to fulfil their short-term or long-term goals.

I am very comfortable in teaching virtual classes. My course materials are free and they are online.

So, welcome to my Bengali class.

Qualifications & Experience

I have a long history of teaching Bangla. After I finished my MA in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. I joined in American Institute of Indian Studies in Kolkata as a Bengali instructor in 1991. I was fascinated by my profession. Teaching Bangla to non-native speakers was very uncommon in those days and I was drawn to it because through teaching I came to know different people from different cultures and at the same time, I also had something to offer from Bengal.

In the beginning, I had to learn how to teach from my intuition and experiences. There was not a laid out template for me in the 90's. But later,I also got a lot of training through numerous workshops and I realised that my hunches in my early teaching time were correct and I was moving in the right direction all along.

In 2004, I moved to USA to teach Bengali in the University of Michigan. It was my first trip to USA and I loved teaching there and I stayed with University of Michigan until 2007. Then I moved to Chicago to teach in the University of Chicago until June,2016. Also almost every summer from 2005-2016, I taught Intensive Bangla in the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) in the University of Wisconsin. I love teaching in different scenarios and different people. Teaching bangla is the love of my life. While I was in Kolkata from 1992 to 2004, I gave private lessons of Bengali to scholars, NGO volunteers, business people and tourists from the United States, Europe, and Australia at basic, intermediate and advanced level.

Now, I am based in Kolkata and have recently started teaching Bengali online.

Teaching Approach

My approach of teaching is relaxed but methodical and organized. I prepare students before my class and write a post-class review. I explain each task and activity and remind students how they will benefit from it. My classes are fun as I do not like to have high stress-levels in class because I think that does not help either the students or the teacher. My handouts are useful. I am flexible in terms of teaching methods and my materials.

Since 2015, I have been doing Oral Proficiency Testing training. Completion of this training will help me to detect the accurate level of oral proficiency of any Bengali learner.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.

14 Nov 2016
By : Arunaksha
Subject : Bengali 

Mandira Di is an excellent teacher. I have a baseline knowledge of Bengali. She was able to quickly assess my strengths and weaknesses and adjust the lesson plan accordingly. The class was fun and interactive. I will be working with her again!

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