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Michael Shapiro
HINDI 401
Seattle Campus

Advanced Hindi

Rapid reading of contemporary Hindi prose, poetry, and drama. Advanced conversation and composition. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

Class description

This course provides students the opportunity to develop their skills in each of reading, writing, speaking, and listening beyond the level attained in second-year (intermediate) Hindi.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Different methods of instruction are used as appropriate to individual skills. Techniques employed in class incluss grammar and situational conversational drills, free conversation; reading and translation; dictations, and formal grammar lectures.

Recommended preparation

Students wishing to enroll in Hindi 401 need to have completed the equivalent of two years of formal instruction in Hindi at the college or university level. Students should have worked in detail through one of the standard grammar texts for the language. A thorough familiarity with the Devanagari writing system and the ability to write simple Hindi prose are presupposed.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments include prepared readings, memorized conversations and vocabulary, and composition in Hindi.

Written homework assignments; written and oral tests; final examination; spoken performance in Hindi; dictations; and overall class preparation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Michael Shapiro
Date: 09/26/2006