SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Hindi Language 2 (PG)

Module Code:
15PSAC296
Credits:
30
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Hindi Language 1 A (Postgraduate) and Hindi Language 1 B (Postgraduate) 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 of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics
  7. the ability to engage in short spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

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

Scope and syllabus

The module provides teaching and learning of intermediate level Hindi language with emphasis on practical written and spoken Hindi. It covers complex points of word and sentence structure as well as textual relations in Hindi writing and discourse. Communicative practice and structural knowledge is established through reading and discussing a variety of Hindi texts dealing with different topics and of different length and complexity.

The module provides students with intermediate knowledge of Hindi and practice of using Hindi in a variety of everyday and more specialised situations, including the understanding and expression of opinions and different points of view. It allows students to interact with Hindi speakers in Hindi and to use original Hindi language sources within the level covered in the course. This provides students with a basis to approach research topics relating to Hindi language and the histories, societies and cultures associated with Hindi.

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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