SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Hindi Language 2

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year
The module aims to develop students’ linguistic skills through grammar work, translation, prose composition, and conversation. Previous knowledge of the language, whether acquired through a ‘Language 1’ module or elsewhere, is consolidated and developed by further class work on linguistic structures, sentence construction, drilling and conversation; students are introduced to a wide range of language use in diverse materials from contexts such as journalism, literature (e.g. short stories), play readings, recorded conversations, personal correspondence and so forth. Regular homework tasks reinforce the class learning, encouraging students to write with accuracy and confidence, and to read with increasing fluency; detailed marking of homework ensures that any individual problems or weaknesses can be addressed in a very direct manner.


Hindi 1 or equivalent

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…
1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Hindi grammar
2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Hindi vocabulary
3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Hindi structures and expressions in a given context
4. the ability to understand passages in written Hindi of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
5. the ability to produce passages in written Hindi of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
6. the ability to understand spoken Hindi and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics


Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (60%) and an 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).

Suggested reading

The module will be based on:

Sharma, Naresh. 2018. Hindi Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook. London: Hodder UK

Additional materials will be made available throughout the module.


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