Intermediate Hindi-Urdu Language and Culture II|
Spring 2022 not offered
This course prepares students to achieve intermediate low-to-high level speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills. With a strong emphasis on achieving proficiency in spoken Hindi-Urdu, students are encouraged to speak Hindi-Urdu as much as possible, both in and outside of the classroom. Enrolled students are encouraged to form study groups that meet regularly outside of class to practice conversation in Hindi-Urdu and to learn nuances of the culture.
Students will work with a variety of web-based materials to learn songs; watch short film clips and advertisements; and read letters, dialogues, song lyrics, poems, and short stories in Hindi-Urdu. This course will introduce students to many aspects of Hindi-Urdu-speaking cultures through authentic language use, and students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Hindi-Urdu language learning community on campus.
Standard text, course materials prepared by the instructor, and authentic materials (contextualized in the target culture) available on the internet will be used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi-Urdu. The structure and conversations will be prepared in a variety of authentic contexts of Hindi-Urdu. Students are also offered extensive exposure to spoken language emphasizing speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation. By the end of this course, the students will be at the intermediate-high level of the ACTFL proficiency scale. At this level student are expected to converse comfortably in colloquial Hindi-Urdu on a wide variety of familiar subjects.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GLEN-MN)(SAST-MN)
: Recommended Textbooks
1. SPOKEN HINDI IN SOCIAL CONTEXT (Mithilesh K. Mishra & Awadesh K. Mishra)
2. LET'S STUDY URDU: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE (Asani, S. & Hyder, A.S., (2008)
3. URDU: AN ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR. (Schmidt, R. Laila. (1999). Recommended text, great grammar reference resource)
4. ADVANCED HINDI GRAMMAR (Usha Jain)
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2. Weekly Quizzes
3. Oral Assessments
4. Course Projects
5. Mid exam
6. Final Exam
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