What is the course about?
An opportunity to continue developing and improving students’ knowledge of Hindi with further revision, consolidation and extension of structure and vocabulary using wide range of the topics and subject from everyday life. This course while emphasising conversational use, looks at social and cultural aspects. You will build up your confidence in all four skills. We begin by setting out the main structure you have already learnt and then proceed further to the complex structures of the language.
What will we cover?
Using causative verbs – to get something done.
Talking about culture and society, customs and traditions.
Talking about travel and transport.
Expressing compulsion : I should, must, have to
Using conditional : ‘if…’
Using the passive: ‘this was bought’
Using the verb ‘lagna’ , how does it strike you?
Expressing the sense ‘although’
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 and leisure, etc. Understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
- 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, 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. Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions.
- 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 with 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: module 2 at City Lit, or have done approximately 180 hours somewhere else and has equivalent knowledge of Hindi.
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?
Textbook: ( Teach Yourself ) COMPLETE HINDI by Rupert Snell with Simon Weightman.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will be advised by the teacher.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details