Hindi 3 (Upper-) Intermediate

Course description Hindi 3 (Upper-) Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL12B
Teacher(s):
  • A. Avtans
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 200
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

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

Description

Hindi 3 (Upper-) 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 on advanced structures, reading and understanding of 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.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students should have reached approximately the 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.
CEFR Self-assessment Levels
  • Understanding (Listening & Reading): B1
  • Speaking (Spoken Interaction & Production): B1
  • Writing: A2

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 84 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 8 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written exam and quiz
  • In-class oral/listening performance & home assignments

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Speaking 20%
Listening 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 exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), 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.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

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

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

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

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

A. Avtans

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

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

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