What is the course about?
The course aims to give students a basic knowledge of Hindi, enabling them to understand how the language works and to start communication in Hindi in various situations.
What will we cover?
The course will cover some of the following topics: Talking about your daily routine, needing and wanting things, your likes and dislikes; talking about the present and future, describing your surroundings,make plans to meet a friend or colleague.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about your hobbies, likes and dislikes
- talk about your daily routine
- make plans to meet a friend or colleague.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Hindi 1: module 1, an introduction course or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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://bildutrapagaran.info/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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook & CD pack: Teach yourself - Get started in Hindi , Absolute Beginner Course Dr Rupert Snell
ISBN 978 1 4441 7468 7.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your teacher will advise you. These are possibilities:
LHN01 Introduction into the script
LHN21 Hindi 2, module 1.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details