Course code Valo3425
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 64 96
Course annotation This course is for students who have acquired the Hindi language I and Hindi Language II courses . In this semester, students’ knowledge in the Hindi language will be developed in terms of strengthening their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Past tense and future tense grammar will be taught and more complicated grammatical structures will be introduced; at least 300 new words will be learned. To enhance students’ listening skills, the Indian Epic MAHABHARAT will be studied by watching visual CD for 15 minutes in every alternate class of the week.
At the end of the semester, students are expected:
1. to be able to read average difficulty texts in the present, past and simple future tenses and to retell the content in brief,
2. to be able to build compound sentences (affirmative, negative and interrogative),
3. correctly pronounce and write the words and expressions acquired during the term.

Course plan 1. Repetition of Hindi phonetics. 4(P)
2. Study of Devanagari script by making words with compound letters 4(P)
3. Study of Devanagari script by making compound words (sandhi) 4(P)
4. Study of Devanagari script grammar (case) 4(P)
5. Compound Postposition 4(P)
6. Extensive study of the Present perfect continuous tense and the Past tense 4(P)
7. The Past perfect tense 4(P)
8. The Future simple tense 4(P)
9. The Imperative mood 4(P)
10. Compound verbs; sentence structure, using different compound verbs 4(P)
11. Vocabulary and reading: health care 4(P)
12. Vocabulary and reading: professions and trades 4(P)
13. Vocabulary and reading: planets and zodiac signs 4(P)
14. Vocabulary and reading: family life 4(P)
15. Review: phonetics, spelling, reading 4(P)
16. Review: grammar exercises and reading 4(P)
17. Final exam
Requirements for obtaining credit points
Regular attendance of classes, regular submission of homework (50%), written and oral exam (25% and 25%).

Study programmes Asian Studies