Bio


Sonia Taneja is a Lecturer in Hindi at Stanford University. She currently teaches first, second and third year Hindi courses. She has taught multilevel Hindi language classes to military and government personnel as an Assistant Professor of Hindi at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), US Dept of Defense in Monterey, CA. She has also taught Hindi as a Lecturer at UC Berkeley and Columbia University. She is certified as an OPI Tester and has worked on several city, state and federal Hindi projects.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Leadership Award of Distinction for outstanding contribution to student life, Columbia University
  • Award for attaining exceptional results in students, DLIFLC (2011)
  • Award for making a positive difference in student life, Columbia University (2008)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2005 - Present)
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi (2003 - Present)

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Basic Hindi 2 Workbook Taneja, S. Setu. 2019
  • Memorable films from Bollywood (2000-Present) The Language Compass Taneja, S. 2017: 2
  • My Stanford Story: From Namaste to Nirvana Taneja, S. Cardinal Compass. 2017
  • Hindi language teaching in the US Samayik Saraswati Taneja, S. 2017
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi Taneja, S. McGraw-Hill. 2012