Hindi beginners: module 1/2
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Please note: we are offering an online" Hindi through Bollywood" taster class in December (course code LXDHN1) if you would like to try out Hindi before you enrol. 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LHN14
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To enable you to converse in basic everyday situations in Hindi and also to introduce you to the written form of the language.
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?
Introducing yourself, talking about your family, saying what you do and where you live, numbers, reading and writing 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 and be able to write some Hindi script
- use nouns, pronouns, demonstrative pronouns and possessive pronouns
- formally and informally address people
- start understanding sentence structure
- use interrogatives -who/what/how
- use first, second and third person and using auxiliary verb and other verbs
- use numbers, genders, postpositions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for complete beginners. Also suitable for students who have attended a short intensive course in Hindi or have a basic knowledge of the language but who would like to start again from the beginning, consolidate and progress rapidly.
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?
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?
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
Please try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Hindi beginners: module 2/3 in April.
After module 2/3 you will be able to progress to Hindi 2 in September.
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.