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Numbering Code
  • G-AAA05 85236 LJ48
Term 2020/First semester
Number of Credits 1 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Year From 1st to 5th year students
Target Student Graduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Tue.3
Outline and Purpose of the Course This advanced course aims to improve Hindi comprehension skills and communication skills for academic and daily life. The student uses various kinds of reading materials: short stories, newspapers, academic texts, Hindi poetry (mainly Hindi film songs). Audiovisual materials such as films, TV dramas, news, etc. will be used to develop communication skills as well as the comprehension ones.
Course Goals This course will enable participants to:

1.Improve their ability to read complex passages and texts.
2.Develop listening comprehension skills for academic and daily life.
3.Express their ideas more clearly and confidently.
4.Improve composition skills further with practice in using simple and complex sentences.
Schedule and Contents The course schedule is as follows.

Week: 1- 5 (Tales of Akbar Birbal, Panchatantra, comic tales, etc.)
Week: 6-10 (Tales from Indian mythologies: Mahabharata and Ramayana)
Week: 11-15 (Hindi films and TV dramas: Mahabharata, Katha Sagar, etc.)

Note: The schedule and course content may change in accordance with the students' level of comprehension. Feedback will be provided at the end of each unit.
Grading Policy The course will be graded based on class participation (40%) and final examination (60%).
Prerequisites Students are expected to attend class regularly.
Preparation and Review Pre-class preparation is essential for class participation.
Reading the material BEFORE the class ensures that you are familiar with the content. In addition, every participant is expected to listen to internet radio news or to watch TV programs and movies in Hindi for listening practice actively.
It is strongly recommended that participants use the above-mentioned applications as a feedback tool outside the class.
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