Course Descriptions

01:013:160 Elementary Hindi I, Fall

An introduction to Hindi language and its script: Using a communicatively oriented, proficiency based approach students will develop basic communicative skills in the language through a combination of interactive classroom activities, take-home assignments and group work. Emphasis will be on the development of all language skills, including writing, reading comprehension and audio oral skills. In addition to the acquisition of a core vocabulary, the student will be prepared to manipulate basic grammatical structures of Hindi for purposes of basic communication in a variety of situations. Students will also be introduced to aspects of Hindi culture to build cultural awareness and communicative competence.