Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary Hindi. This course is designed for students who want a structured course of tuition in the language. It starts with a gentle introduction to the language and prepares students for some new social or practical situations whilst also gradually introducing grammar. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in the language.
The course is taught in English and Hindi with coverage of the four key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and a good balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Students are encouraged to start speaking the language from the outset, and exercises are set that require pair work and group activities. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
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Entry Requirements and Progression Route
You need no prior knowledge in the language to enrol on Hindi Beginners 1. If you wish to join Hindi Beginners 2 or 3, you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours blended learning per sub-level). The progression route from Hindi Beginners 1 is to Hindi Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3. Upon successful completion of Hindi Beginners 3 you will be able to progress to the Elementary level course in Hindi.
The course will be based on the textbook: Snell, R. (2014) Get Started in Hindi (2nd Ed. + CDs). Teach Yourself Books: London. The textbook is not included in the fee and can be purchased from SOAS bookshop email@example.com.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Hindi language and courses in Hindi offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Hindi Language Homepage.
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