What is the course about?
This intermediate Hindi course aims to continue developing and improving your knowledge of Hindi – revision, consolidation, extension and practice using a wide range of the topics and subjects that occur in everyday situations. This course, while emphasising conversational use, looks at social and cultural aspects, and the grammatical structure 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
-Describing past events.
-Distinguishing regular actions from one-off events.
-Linking verbs in sequence.
-Telling the time.
-Talking about availability: ‘to get’
-Using reflexive pronouns – ‘I myself’
-Talking about ability to do things
-Expressing nuance in verb actions.
-Grammar: Perfective tenses,absolutive, reflexive pronouns, verbs in combination, relative clauses, the verb ‘Milna’, compound verb.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday language. - Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
- Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
- Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
- Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. - Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an intermediate course. This course provides students the essential grammatical equipment and necessary vocabulary to conduct their affairs in Hindi speaking areas at a social and professional level. A variety of activities and sources are used to stimulate and develop students' linguistic skills. Students are encouraged to discuss and express views on different topics. This course is for students who have completed Hindi 3: moduole 1 at Citylit or have done approximately 150 hours somewhere else and have an equivalent knowledge of Hindi. You will need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. It would be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology: such as: a verb, nouns, adjectives, tenses and conjugations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- Active students’ interaction.
- Emphasis on speaking and listening.
- Pair and group work.
- Role plays.
- Use of pictures and authentic material.
- Use of audio-visual techniques when and where appropriate.
Please note: students are expected to participate in the class activities. You will be given homework to revise your learning and to prepare for the next lesson. Independent work will be encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please check with the tutor before purchasing the book.
The suggested textbook is Hindi Tutor (Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook) by Naresh Sharm (available from Amazon).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Hindi 3, module 3 (LHN33).