Systematic expansion of vocabulary and grammar. Intermediate-level prose and poetry readings. Oral drills. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: HINDI 313. Offered: A.
Students in this class will be able to expand their abilities in Hindi beyond the level attained at the end of first-year Hindi (HINDI 313). Attention is paid in this class to each of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. listening comprehension.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Teaching methods used in this class vary with the different skills addressed. Speaking skills in Hindi are improved through a variety of oral drills and through structured conversation. Reading is taught by the systematic reading and translation from Usha Jain and Karine Schomer's INTERMEDIATE HINDI READER.
There is no magical formula for success in this course. Students should expect to attend class regularly, keep up with the assigned work, and ask questions when there are things that they don't understand. In this class, as in language classes in general, it is important for students to stay current with assigned material and not to try to catch up in a hurry after missing many class sessions.
Class assignments and grading
Exercise sheets based on points of grammar; translation passages into and out of Hindi; memorization of brief dialogues.
Weekly quizzes; final examination; homework assignments; dictations; class participation and preparation.