Having successfully finished 5481K1HI Hindi 1. Please, contact the student advisor or Dhr A. Avtans, MPhil, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the above mentioned requirement.
Further development of elementary language skills acquired in Hindi 1. Further strengthening of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Hindi for effective communication. Translation exercises involving simple sentences in English and Hindi. The course is designed to improve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing of Hindi for practical purposes. Conventional course materials will be supplemented by popular songs, TV clips, movies and videos.
On the successful completion of the course, students will achieve A2 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A2 level of CEFR entails that the learner –
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).Can communicate in some simple and routine tasks, which require the simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe his/her own background, temporal environment and matters, his/her own requests in simple terms..
- Extended knowledge of the basic grammar of Hindi and the ability to apply this knowledge in their own oral and written language.
- Ability to read and write in Devanagari script of Hindi.
- Extension of basic knowledge of vocabulary and sentence structures of Hindi to a simple level to speak, read, write and understand simple spoken messages in day to day situations.
- Ability to apply this knowledge practically in simple translations between English and Hindi.
- At the end of the year students are expected to have a usable proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Hindi.
- Be familiar with related cultural information about India/south Asia e.g. society, cuisine, traditions, festivals, social etiquettes etc.
Mode of instruction
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.
Seminar – 2 hours three times a week: 2 × 3 × 13 = 78 hours
Homework & assignment – 4 hours per week : 4 × 12 = 48 hours
Listening, speaking, writing & reading practice at home – 6 hours per week : 6 × 13 = 78 hours
Preparation for quizzes – 6 hours for each quiz: 6 × 4 = 24 hours
Projects – 14 hours for each project : 14 × 2 = 28 hours (Audioblog, travelbook, class presentation etc.)
Preparation for final exams – 12 hours for each exam = 12 × 2 = 24 hours
Total study load – 280 hours
Review of Hindi 2 will consist of the following components:
- Attendance, 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
- Projects (2 projects): 20 % of final grade (Audioblog, travelbook, class presentation etc.)
- Term end oral exam (Oral proficiency interview): 15% of final grade
- Term end written exam (Grammar, Vocabulary, Written expression, Reading comprehension etc.) : 15 % of final grade
Re-sit: Only term end written and oral exams can be retaken if a student scores an overall insufficient grade (i.e 5.49 or less) in the course. In that case the total weight for term end written and oral exam is 30 % of the final grade.
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.
Blackboard plays a vital role in this course. Students are advised to check the course blackboard site regularly for study materials and information.
- 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, 2012 [[ISBN-13: 978-0071759953]
(These are NOT required books)
- Richard Delacy and Sudha Joshi, Elementary Hindi, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, 2014 [ISBN-13: 9780804844994]
- R.S. McGregor, The Oxford Hindi English Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002 [ISBN-13: 9780198643395]
- DK Eyewitness Travel, Bilingual Visual Dictionary: Hindi-English, London: DK Publishing, 2008 [ISBN-13: 9781405331630]
This literature does not need to be studied beforehand.
Students of the BA program South and Southeast Asia Studies are required to register through uSis before August/January 15. To avoid mistakes and problems, students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetable in the column under the heading “Act.nbr.”.
Other students are requested to send an email to the study co-ordinator including their name, student ID number, course title and prospectus or catalog number. Depending on the availability of places, the study co-ordinator will register these students after January 15. By February 1 at the latest the student will be able to see in uSis whether (s)he is registered or not.
Not being registered, means no permission to attend this course. See also the ‘Registration procedures for classes and examinations’ for registration deadlines and more information on how to register.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
(Studeren à la carte is not possible for this course.)
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.
Students with disabilities
The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact Fenestra Disability Centre at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accommodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.
Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations).