Hindi 4: module 2
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LHN41
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This advanced 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. You’ll build up your confidence in all four skills- speaking, listening,
reading and writing. The primary focus will be spoken Hindi in social settings with a view to
being able to have nuanced discussions about current affairs and everyday routine matters.
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?
Talking about everyday events and regular activities
Talking about travel
Review news, movies, television documentaries
Reading and understanding short articles
Summarising the main points of an article
Talking about the weather
Compound and conjunct verbs.
Indefinite pronouns and adjectives.
Indirect verbal constructions.
Adverbs, adverbial phrases.
Relative & co-relative constructions
Passive forms of verbs
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Understand extended speech and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
Understand the gist of most TV news and current affairs programmes.
Understand the majority of films in standard Hindi.
Read articles and summarise the main point of an argument, reports concerned with contemporary
problems or viewpoints.
Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers
Take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts. Present clear, detailed descriptions
on a wide range of subjects
Write about personal experiences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course. Suitable for learners who have completed Hindi 3 or have equivalent knowledge, i.e.
have studied Hindi for approximately 3 years. 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, noun, pronoun, adverb, articles, conjunctions etc.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work,
group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including
presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material. Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The textbook for this level is Hindi Tutor (Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook) by Naresh Sharma.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LHN42-Hindi 4: module 3.
Mrs Kamlesh Arora is a native speaker of Hindi with many years of teaching experience of Hindi at well-known adult centres, colleges and universities. She is a national Adult Tutors Award Winner. She won ‘ TUTOR OF THE YEAR’ award in the languages category by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England & Wales) NIACE.
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.