These courses, while emphasising conversational use, look at social and cultural aspects and the
grammatical structure of Hindi.
Who is this course for
This course is for students who wish to understand, speak, read and write India's national language accurately and with increasing fluency allowing them to communicate within a range of situations in which learners are likely to find themselves. A basic understanding of the language is required. Please refer to the course description for Stage 2A & 2B of which this course is a continuation.
To join language courses at stage 2, it is expected that you have reached A1 level of competency in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). If you are not sure, please take our self-assessment.
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What does this course cover
Students will be able to increase their knowledge of the language and use it more freely in conversation and for non-specialised situations - speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Some essential aspects of the language structure are briefly and adequately covered, e.g. tenses- past and future. The language is presented together with the cultural context in which it is used so that learners are able to appreciate such things as appropriateness and linguistic etiquette when interaction takes place in the target language.
Taking the language further, the course covers reading selected longer texts, stories and articles. writing simple sentences, letters and small dialogues.
Hindi stage 2 (A, B, C) courses aim to help you reach CEFR A2 level of competency. - Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
- Read very short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and understand short simple personal letters.
- Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Handle very short social exchanges, even though you may still find it hard to keep the conversation going yourself.
- Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your job.
- Write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. Write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something. - Use the present and past tense with confidence.
What will it be like
The class is taught in Hindi as much as possible in order to develop understanding and to encourage the students to speak spontaneously. There is a lot of group and pair work for conversations. Grammar is taught as it arises. We assess your learning in order to recognise and record your progress and achievement (RARPA). This is done through continuous dialogue, correction of homework and active listening, tutor's feedback oral or written, feedback on your worksheets or assignments, your own views, peer or pair assessments through role play assignments. A structured assessment will take place at the end of the course.
What else do you need to buy or do
File and notebook.
Textbook (mostly for self-study): Hindi Complete by Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman, Book + CD (Teach Yourself Books Pubs)
Recommended grammar: Hindi - An essential Grammar by Rama Kant Agnihotri (Routledge) You will be given homework to revise their learning and to prepare for the next lesson. It is expected that you do regular self study to further your language learning. You should ideally spend some time every day practising the language and the script. Independent work will be encouraged.
What this course could lead to
Hindi stage 3 courses at the MWC or other CEFR B1 level courses elsewhere
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
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