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Learn Bengali through conversations

It’s easy to fall in love with Bengali, the local speech of the most easternmost Indo-European languages. Spoken in Bengal, a colorful region rich in natural beauty matching well with its warm and friendly people, Bengali is a key component in tying together Bengal's regional pride and cultural diversity.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Bengali language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Bengali culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Bengali culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Bengali language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Bengali

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Unit 1
  • 2Unit 2
  • 3Unit 3
  • 4Unit 4
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop Till You Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Know how to frame a question in present tense
  • Use present tense verbs to denote 'happiness', 'comfort'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships.
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the rules of identifiers - "there," "here" and their use
  • Use possessive pronouns 'mine', 'yours', 'his', 'ours'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Frame sentences with 'Do you think ?', 'How do you feel ? ' in present tense
  • Use 'with her', 'with him'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Use 'from' in relation to a place (coming from) or in relation to an institution or person (learning from)
  • Use the verb 'can' - I can আমি পারি

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the grammar rule to frame interrogative sentence
  • Use verb 'to study' in relation to a college or university and its usage in past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Ask questions using 'why', 'what', 'where'
  • Use the prepositions - 'it', 'this', 'that'
  • Use verbs -'to learn', 'to tell' in present tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Use numbers
  • Use the key verb - 'to like to'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Form future tense verbs
  • Use the verb 'to wear' in terms of different objects - clothes, shoes, ornaments

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop Till You Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Use prepositions denoting 'between', 'within'
  • Use the verb - 'to buy' in present and future tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Form imperative sentences
  • Use words denoting 'direction', 'side', 'vicinity'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Use past tense verbs
  • Use the verb 'to play' in relation to a game and its usage in future, past and present tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Use superlatives
  • Use the verb 'to enjoy'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays

Grammar Goals

  • Ask questions regarding one's age, birthday
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Use future tense with time identification
  • Use the term "let's" to suggest something

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Modify the subject and verb according to number
  • Use past tense verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Describe different parts of the body
  • Use the term "need"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use the verb "to drink"
  • Use the verb "to order"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Make a proposal or suggestion to an individual or a group
  • Use the expression "to be hungry"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Use the passive voice
  • Use verbs - "to look for", "to search"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Use past participle
  • Use past perfect

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