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 have completed Stage 2, or who have equivalent knowledge of Hindi and want to improve their proficiency in the spoken and written language. To join language courses at stage 3, it is expected that you have reached A2 level of competency in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). If you are not sure, please take our self-assessment.
Download self-assessment questionnaire
What does this course cover
An opportunity to continue developing and improving your knowledge of Hindi - revision, consolidation; extension and practice using wide range of the topics and subjects that occur in everyday situations.
This course provides students with the essential grammatical equipment and necessary vocabulary to conduct their affairs in Hindi speaking areas at a social and professional level.
We begin by setting out the main structures you have already learnt and then to proceed further to the other main structures of the language.
You will be working towards reaching B1 level of competency in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
- Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
- Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday language. - Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
- Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
- Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions.
- Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
(towards CEFR B1)
What will it be like
This course includes further expansion of vocabulary with extensive use of roleplay, oral, listening, reading and written activities. There is pair work, group work and whole class activities. The course covers conversation, listening, reading and writing , using different sources. 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
A ring-binder or file to put notes in and a notebook.
Textbook (mostly for self-study): Complete Hindi by Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman, Book + CD (Teach Yourself Books Pubs)
Hindi - An essential Grammar by Rama Kant Agnihotri (Routledge)
English- Hindi dictionary
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. Independent work will be encouraged.
What this course could lead to
Stage 3B at the Mary Ward Centre or elsewhere.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
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