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Sonia Sharma (previously Sonia Taneja)

Sonia Sharma (previously Sonia Taneja)


Sonia Sharma (previously 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.

Professional Affiliations & Activities: 
Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2005 - Present)
Member, Kappa Delta Pi (2003 - Present)
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)

Taneja, S. (2019). Basic Hindi 2 Workbook. Setu.

Taneja, S. (2017). Memorable films from Bollywood (2000-Present). The Language Compass.

Taneja, S. (2017). My Stanford Story: From Namaste to Nirvana. Cardinal Compass. Retrieved from

Taneja, S. (2017). Hindi language teaching in the US. Samayik Saraswati.

Taneja, S. (2012). Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi. McGraw-Hill.