Rami Nair Hindi Language Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of Instruction

Rami Nair grew up as a multilingual in India and Poland. She completed her high school education in New Delhi, India. She then proceeded to pursue a five year integrated M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw in Poland, which she received in 1992.

In 1998 she completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics at Northwestern University, the same year that she started the Hindi language program within the now no longer existing Program of African and Asian Languages at NU.

Nair currently teaches first and second-year Hindi classes, and has developed a "true beginners" and "accelerated" version of the first-year course. She teaches the “accelerated” section every other academic year.

Her research interests include language pedagogy, second language acquisition, phonetics and phonology.