Hindi beginners: an introduction

Course Dates: 05/10/22 - 23/11/22
Time: 19:15 - 20:45
Location: Keeley Street
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Learn the basics of this captivating language with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasises the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00

Course Code: LHN03

Available start dates 

Wed, eve, 05 Oct - 23 Nov '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?


To provide students with an understanding of the basics of spoken Hindi. To provide students with the ability to
understand simple conversational Hindi and with the confidence to speak and respond in an appropriate way.

What will we cover?

Introducing yourself, talking about your family, saying what you do and where you live, numbers, reading the Hindi alphabet.

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

- introduce yourself and greet people
- talk about where you’re from and what you do
- talk about your family
- recognise some Hindi script
- use Hindi numbers 1-25.

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

Suitable for complete beginners.

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?

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?

Based on the tutor's own materials.

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

Please ask your tutor for advice.

Rohini Bakshi

Rohini Bakshi has an M.A in Hindu Studies from SOAS, University of London. She teaches Sanskrit, Hindi, Vedic Chanting, and introductory courses on the Upanishads, Patanjali's yoga sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita. Oxford alumna, columnist and blogger, Rohini has been teaching Sanskrit on social media for years and has published an independent reader for Sanskrit students based on this work. She is currently teaching Katha Upanishad at the advanced level.

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.