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Hindi 3 Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Hindi 1 Beginners and Hindi 2 Pre-Intermediate.

Description

Hindi 3 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 advanced structures, reading and understanding of a 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. 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 A2 / 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.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2 / B1
Writing A2
Listening A2 / B1
Speaking A2 / B1

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written & Oral exams and quizzes

  • Project work

  • In-class oral / listening performance & home assignments

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Listening 20%
Speaking 20%
Participation 20%

End Grade

  • 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 written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), 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.

Exam review 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

  • Course Materials (will be provided by the teacher in the class and made available on Brightspace for download)

  • 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

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

A. Avtans MA MPhil

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

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