Discover Hindi

Course Dates: 20/07/21
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. Get an insight in some cultural facts. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

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Course Code: LBTHN1

Finished Tue, eve, 20 Jul - 20 Jul '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Hindi language. You will have a chance to learn some everyday expressions and get a taste of the grammar and pronunciation of Hindi.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Greet people
Say your name and ask others for their name
Order food and drink
Gain an insight into Hindi language and culture.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Hindi necessary.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classroom activities will include: repetition of words and sentences, individual work, pair work, group work, role-plays and mingling activities.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on the tutor's own materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Hindi beginners: module 1 in September (daytime LHN001 / evening LHN11/ LHN17 ).

Sabrina Osborne

Sabrina graduated from Aligarh Muslim University, India with a BA in Hindi & Sanskrit in 1990 and was awarded three University Gold Medals. Sabrina then went on to study Fine Art for a BFA & MFA in 1994 and 1996 respectively from Delhi University, India and an MA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, London University in 2007-9. Sabrina has 7 years of experience in teaching Hindi- her first language. She enjoys using audio/visual resources and activities in language teaching along with her own original teaching materials. Her in-depth knowledge of the language and teaching experience with specially designed lessons make her lessons very enjoyable. Her cultural inputs and anecdotes provide a deeper understanding of her fascinating country - India. Her research interests include contemporary Hindi in urban/rural settings and in Bollywood. She is also a proofreader for Hachette. Recently she reviewed the Hindi Grammar book for Routledge.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.