Hindi Holiday Kit

Course Dates: 03/10/20 - 04/10/20
Time: 11:00 - 15:30
Location: Online

Make the most of your holidays in India with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.


What is the course about?

This course will give you the tools to hold simple / survival conversations during a visit in India.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

1. simple conversation when you’re out and about-say hello and goodbye, give and ask for basic & personal information ( your name, which languages you speak, where you are from etc)
2. Buy items in shops, ask about prices
3. Order food & drinks & ask for the bill
4. Ask for directions
5. Numbers including the time
6. At the hotel
7. Buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays & platform number
8. At the chemist
9. Cultural advice (e.g. tipping, paying in a café) which may be different from the UK.

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

1. have a simple conversation when you’re out & about-say hello & goodbye, thank you ,excuse me ;give and ask for basic & personal information ( your name, nationality and occupation)
2. buy items in shops, ask about and understand prices
3. order food & drinks & ask for the bill
4. ask for locations
5. say and understand numbers
6. hold a simple conversation at the hotel/ aprtment/ bnb
7. buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays & platform number
8. hold a simple converstaion at the chemist
9. understand cultural differences (e.g. tipping, paying in a café).

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

This is a beginners' course - No previous knowledge of the language is required.
You will 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?

The emphasis is on speaking and listening. Methods include pair work and group work, and role play.

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

This course is based on tutors' own materials. You will just need to bring a pen and paper.
Course includes reference booklet for students with some of the following questions/phrases/situations:
• Please say it again ?
• Please speak slowly.
• I’m vegetarian/vegan
• Please give me a bag? ( in the supermarket)
• Do you speak English? I don’t speak…/I don’t understand.
• I need help.

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

Any complete beginner course starting in September.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The course taught me the basics to get by in Hindi and sparked a desire to learn more! The instructor was engaging and helpful, and managed to teach us a lot in a short amount of time!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 09/10/2019)
if you are thinking of going to India and want just the right amount of study of the basics of the language - really useful stuff - then this is the ideal course.
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Review by Isabel / (Posted on 07/10/2018)
Suitable for absolute a beginner who doesn't want too much details of grammar. Simple and useful and manageable.
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Review by Debibunny / (Posted on 07/10/2018)
Tutor Biographies
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.

Book your place

Course Code: LBH00

Sat-Sun, day, 03 Oct - 04 Oct '20

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.