Punjabi Language 1
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- Full Year
Not open to students with a prior knowledge of spoken or written Punjabi.
This course is only available to final-year undergraduate students with the permission of the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- knowledge and understanding of basic Punjabi grammar
- knowledge and understanding of essential Punjabi vocabulary
- knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Punjabi structures and expressions in a given context
- the ability to understand short passages in written Punjabi on everyday topics
- the ability to produce short passages in written Punjabi on everyday topics
- the ability to understand spoken Punjabi and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week (normally scheduled in the evenings).
Method of assessment
One three-hour written exam (60%) and one oral exam (20%) taken in May/June. Two one-hour written tests in week 2 of Term 2 and the week after Reading Week in Term 2, counting for 10% each. These tests will be on vocabulary acquisition, comprehension or specific language structures and will be agreed in class beforehand. 20% of total mark (10% each).
- Surjit Singh Kalra, Navtej Kaur Purewal and Sue Tyson-Ward, Teaching Yourself Panjabi (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1999).
- Mangat Rai Bhardwaj, Colloquial Panjabi: a complete language course (London: Routledge, 1995).
- SS Joshi and MS Gill, eds., Panjabi-English dictionary (Patiala: Punjabi University, 1994).
- Gurcharan Singh, Saran Singh and Ravinder Kaur, eds., Punjabi-English dictionary (Amritsar: Singh Brothers, 1992).
- Gurcharan Singh and Narinder Singh Kapur, eds., English-Punjabi dictionary (Patiala: Punjabi University, 1986).