Course Code SL22
Tutor Kamlesh Arora
Thursdays, for 11 weeks
21/05/20 – 30/07/20
Full fee £109, Conc fee £48
Who Is This Course For
This course is for students who have completed Stages 2 & 3b at the Mary Ward Centre, or have done aproximately 180 hours somewhere else and has an equivalent knowledge of Hindi. 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.
What Does The Course Cover
An opportunity to continue developing and improving students’ knowledge of Hindi with further revision, consolidation and extension of structure and vocabulary. 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. A variety of activities and sources are used to stimulate and develop students’ linguistic skills. Students are encouraged to discuss and express views on different topics.
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, 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.
What Will It Be Like
This course includes further revision, consolidation and extension of students’ knowledge of language structure and vocabulary. All linguistic skills are covered with various speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. There is pair work, group work and whole class activities. Grammar explanations are kept brief and to the point.
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 evaluation will take place at the end of the course.
What Do You need To Bring 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, and presentations (by students) integrated into the course.