What is the course about?
The course aims to give you a basic knowledge of Hindi, enabling you to understand how the language works and to start communication in Hindi in various situations.
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?
Telling the time, days of the week, months, meals of the day, talking about daily routine, giving commands and making requests (in a shop) ordering food in a restaurant, reading and writing basic Hindi words/phrases.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- say what the days of weeks and times of day are
- talk about your daily routine
- introduce a friend
- ask for items and prices in a shop
- order Indian food in a restaurant
- use Hindi numbers
- write simple sentences using Hindi script
- grammar: present imperfective tense, imperative, oblique nouns, how much/ many, gender and number, possessive, to have.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Hindi beginners: module 1, or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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 skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please check with the tutor before purchasing the book.
The suggested textbook & CD pack is Teach yourself - Get started in Hindi , Absolute Beginner Course Dr Rupert Snell
ISBN 978 1 4441 7468 7.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Hindi beginners: module 3.