SOAS University of London

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Hindi Elementary Course

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This course is aimed primarily at those who have completed the Hindi Beginners course with the Language Centre and who wish to continue their studies. It is nevertheless available to those with the requisite level of Hindi, but applicants new to the Language Centre will have to undertake an assessment prior to registration.


The course is taught in English and Hindi and includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

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One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week


Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.



Course materials, if not supplied, are not included in the fee but can be purchased from SOAS bookshop Please see under the syllabus tab for course content and materials.


Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session). 

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