This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Hindi 1 (Beginners) and Hindi 2 (Pre-Intermediate).
Hindi 3 (Upper-) Intermediate will aid further development of Hindi language skills acquired in Hindi 2 Pre-Intermediate to intermediate level. The course systematically expands vocabulary, grammar and language structures, leading to a deeper comprehension of style and usage in Hindi. It focuses on further development of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and three models of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive) in Hindi. The course emphasizes on advanced structures, reading and understanding of variety of authentic texts, and the development of oral and aural competency in Hindi. Conventional course materials will be supplemented by in class formative assessment tools, video clips, classroom games, and other authentic materials.
By the end of the course, students should have reached approximately the B1 standard (except in Writing) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the BA International Studies program.
The main objectives of the course are:
Ability to contextualize grammar skills acquired in the first year of Hindi instruction.
Introduction to higher level of structural complexity of Hindi and finer details of language use.
Competence in comprehension of simple literary texts, carry out conversations in various social situations, and express views on topics of interest in contemporary standard Hindi idiom.
Extended Knowledge of Hindi vocabulary.
Ability to express oneself in writing through simple letters or descriptions.
Apply this knowledge in translating sentences from English to Hindi or vice versa.
Equip students with the knowledge, skills and tools to become autonomous learners.
Equip students with a greater understanding of the culture, society and daily life in Hindi speaking areas in India/South Asia and be aware of cultural norms, social etiquettes, cuisine, traditions, and ways of living.
CEFR Self-assessment Levels
Understanding (Listening & Reading): B1
Speaking (Spoken Interaction & Production): B1
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.
Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 84 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 8 hours
Written exam and quiz
In-class oral/listening performance & home assignments
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 and exams.
If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.
How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.
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]
Course Materials (will be provided by the teacher in the class and made available on Blackboard for download)
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis can be found here.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.