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Hindi 2


Admission requirements

Having successfully finished 5481K1HI Hindi 1. Please, contact the student advisor or A. Avtans MA MPhil, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the above mentioned requirement.


Hindi 2 is an integrated communicative course for further development of elementary language skills acquired in Hindi 1. The course focuses on further strengthening of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and all three models of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive) in Hindi for effective communication. This is an interactive course where communicative skills are improved through role-plays, drills and practical communicative tasks. Conventional course materials will be supplemented by in-class formative assessment tools, Video clips, classroom games and other authentic materials. The course intensively uses Devanagari script for reading and writing Hindi. This course actively uses blended learning method by integrating face-to-face classroom component with an appropriate use of online tools in & outside the classroom.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students should have reached approximately the A1 standard of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This course is the second course in a series of four language acquisition courses within the BA South & South-East Asian Studies.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • Further development of 4 skills of - listening, speaking, reading and writing in Hindi in areas of immediate relevance such as personal information, study, work and leisure.

  • Enable students to interact in situations and routine tasks requiring exchange of information on familiar matters and activities.

  • Extended knowledge of the basic grammar of Hindi and the ability to apply this knowledge in their own oral and written language.

  • Ability to apply this knowledge practically in simple translations between English and Hindi.

  • Equip students with a greater understanding of the culture, society and daily life in India/South Asia and to be aware of cultural norms, social etiquettes, cuisine, traditions, and ways of living in the region.


CEFR Self-assessment Levels:

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2
Writing A1/A2
Listening A2
Speaking A1/A2


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar (three two hour tutorials every week)

Attendance and participation are obligatory. Classes missed for a good reason (to the discretion of the conveners and to be discussed BEFORE the class takes place) will have to be made up with an extra assignment. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.
Being absent will result in a lowering of the In-class performance & participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first five (5) times.

Assessment method


Assessment of Hindi 2 will consist of the following components:

  • In-class language Performance, Class preparation and participation: 10% of final grade

  • Homework and Assignments: 10% of final grade

  • Quizzes (four – one every 2.5 weeks): 30% of final grade

  • Listening Comprehension Test: 10% of final grade

  • Term End Oral Exam (Oral proficiency interview): 15% of final grade

  • Term End Written Exam (Grammar, Vocabulary, Translation, Written expression, Reading comprehension etc.): 25% of final grade

There will be no make-ups for any missed quiz, presentation or other activity. Only in case of a medical or personal emergency should the lecturer be informed immediately by e-mail with documented evidence for special consideration.


  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, quizzes, oral & written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 5.50 (=6) or higher to pass the course.


If the end grade is insufficient, there is a possibility of retaking only the Term End Written exam in the course (25%). Individual exams cannot be retaken.

The course is an integrated whole. The final examination and the assignments must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Rupert Snell, Get Started in Hindi [With audio CD], London: Hodder, 2014 [ISBN-13: 9781444174687]

  • Rupert Snell, Essential Hindi Dictionary: A Teach Yourself Guide, London: Hodder, 2011 [ISBN-13: 9781444104004]


This has to be filled out by the key-user of the department.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.



For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason (to the discretion of the conveners and to be discussed BEFORE the class takes place) will have to be made up with an extra assignment.

This course uses integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.