Course code Valo4246
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 comes after "Hindi III".
The students will develop their Hindi language knowledge by:

1. acquiring the Future Tense;
2. consolidating reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
3. getting acquainted with more complicated grammatical structures;
4. adding at least 400 words to the their active vocabulary.
Results At the end of the term, the students are expected:

1. to be able to read, listen and understand difficult texts in the Present, Past and Future Tenses, to explain and retell their content in brief,
2. to be able to build compound sentences (affirmative, negative and interrogative) in all the tenses,
3. to be able to build compound complex sentences in all the tenses in conversational and written Hindi;
3. to correctly pronounce and write difficult words in the Devnagari script using the expressions acquired during the term.

Course plan
1. Hindi phonetics. 4(P)
2. Study of the Devnagari script ( making difficult words). 4(P)
3. Introduction of the Future Tense, reading text, study of devnagri script . 4(P)
4. Study of the Future Tense, Devanagari script, exercises in grammar. 4(P)
5. Study of the Future Tense, reading and writing a text in the Future Tense.4(P)
6. Review of the Hindi tenses by reading writing and exercises. 4(P)
7. Review of the Hindi tenses by reading, writing and role playing speaking. 4(P)
8. Glossary: numbers. 4(P)
9. Glossary: mythological words. 4(P)
10. Glossary: directions and climate. 4(P)
11. Glossary: religions and customs. 4(P)
12. Introduction to India’s great epic, “Ramayana”. 4(P)
13. The plot of Ramayana. 4(P)
14. The mythological story of Ramayana. 4(P)
15. Review: Grammar exercises and reading. 4(P)
16. Review: Listening and speaking. 4(P)

Requirements for obtaining credit points Students must have passed exams in courses Hindi language I, II and III.
Students must submit 2 written tests (50%), exam - oral and written (25% and 25%).

Study programmes Asian Studies