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.
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.
On 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..
• 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 be aware of cultural norms, social etiquettes, cuisine, traditions, and ways of living in the region.
CEFR Self-assessment Levels
• Reception (Listening & Reading): A2
• Speaking (Spoken Interaction & Production): A2
• Writing: A2
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.
Being absent will result in a lowering of the In-class performamce & participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours which is distributed as follows,
• Seminar – 2 hours three times a week: 2 × 3 × 13 = 78 hours
• Homework & Assignment – 5 hours per week : 5 × 12 = 60 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
• Project – 16 hours for one project: 16 × 1 = 16 hours (Audio blog, travel book, 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:
- 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
- Projects (1 project): 10 % of final grade (Audio blog, travel book, class presentation etc.)
- 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 all assessment components.
If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), 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.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2018 – 2019.
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.
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)
- 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]
- Rupert Snell, Complete Hindi [Paperback], London, Hodder, 2015 [ISBN-13: 9781444106091]
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 August/January 15. By September/February 1 at the latest the student will be able to see in uSis whether (s)he is registered or not.
Not 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.
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.
Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
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).