9660001 Hindi

Numbering Code U-LET49 29660 LJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.3
Instructor name NISHIOKA MIKI (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This intermediate 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, concretely 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 (Modern Hindi short stories and Hindi film songs)
Week: 6-10 (Newspapers and news)
Week: 11-15 (Hindi films and TV dramas: Ramayana, Vishnu Purana, 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.
Evaluation Methods and Policy The course will be graded based on class participation (40%) and final examination (60%).
Course Requirements Students are expected to attend class regularly.
Study outside of Class (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.
Related URL Hindi Aacharya
Indian Stories For Kids
Gyan Manthan
Doordarshan National
NDTV (New Delhi Television Limited)
Aaj Tak
Jansatta (a Hindi newspaper)
Nav Bharat Times (a Hindi newspaper)
Dainik Jaagaran (a Hindi newspaper)
Nishioka Miki, Handbook of Modern Hindi Grammar: For Primary and Pre-intermediate Levels (in Japanese)