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Hindi Beginners 1 - Online Intensive Aug-Sept 2022

An online intensive Hindi course for complete beginners

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Hindi Beginners 1 online intensive aims to provide 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.

Duration: 15hrs of classes, 5 weeks

Hindi Beginners 1 Online Intensive (42885)
August-September 2022 Timetable:

Day Date Time
Tuesday 2nd August 19:00-20:30
Thursday 4th August 19:00-20:30
Tuesday 9th August 19:00-20:30
Thursday 11th August 19:00-20:30
Tuesday 16th August 19:00-20:30
Thursday 18th August 19:00-20:30
Tuesday 23rd August 19:00-20:30
Thursday 25th August 19:00-20:30
Tuesday 30th August 19:00-20:30
Thursday 1st September 19:00-20:30


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 course.


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

Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page.

£299. Please see our Fees Page for full information and discounts available.

Terms and Conditions
Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply
This Hindi Beginner 1 course is aimed at complete beginners, no previous knowledge is required. Click here to enrol for Hindi Beginners 1 (42885) online intensive. ​Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.

Continuing Your Study
This Hindi Beginners 1 course is equivalent to the 10 week Hindi Beginners 1 level; students who complete this course may be able to join a Beginners 2 for our term starting October 2022, or a future term at SOAS Language Centre.


Hindi Beginners 1

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Spell out words
  • Be aware and use the Hindi writing system
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others
  • Ask and give personal information
  • Talk about your family
  • Talk about interests and hobbies
  • Describe people and places
  • Order food and drink at a restaurant
  • Buy food and objects
  • Give instructions, commands
  • Use numbers 1-40
  • Talk about your daily routine
  • Describe things using colours

The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.