Hindi 4: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LHN42
Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This advanced Hindi course aims to provide an opportunity to continue developing and improving your knowledge
of Hindi using a wide range of the topics and subjects that occur in everyday situations. You’ll build up your confidence in all four skills. The primary focus will be spoken Hindi in social settings with a view to being able
to have nuanced discussions about current affairs as they are presented in the mass media.
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?
Topics from everyday life.
Health and wellbeing.
Culture, society, customs and traditions.
Review news, movies, television documentaries
Reading and understanding short articles.
Summarising the main points of an article.
Express shades of meaning.
Express different degree of obligations
Indefinite pronouns and adjectives.
Adverbs, adverbial phrases.
Transitive and Intransitive pairs of verbs
Adjectival and adverbial participles.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Understand extended speech and lectures follow even complex lines of argument. Understand most
TV news and current affairs programmes.
2. Read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt
particular attitudes or viewpoints. Understand contemporary literary prose.
3. Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers
quite possible. Take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my
views. Present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest.
4. Write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects. Write an essay or report, passing on information
or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
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 or 4 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?
Please discuss with your tutor.
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.