SPECLANG 152H: Heritage Hindi
This course is meant for students who have had some familiarity with the Hindi language, and who can, understand and speak Hindi with limited comprehension and proficiency. They may, or may not be familiar with the Devanagari (Hindi) Script. It will cover basic grammar of modern standard Hindi. As part of this course, students will learn popular Hindi songs, watch films and video clips, and become familiar with Indian culture. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. This course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of year, students will be able to interpret and create the language in speech as well as writing in a variety of communication contexts.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit