Language Modules - Hindi

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAH1201 Hindi 1
LAH2201 Hindi 2
LAH3201 Hindi 3
Semester II, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAH1201 Hindi 1
LAH2201 Hindi 2
LAH3202 Hindi 4
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAH1201 Hindi 1 4 For beginners who do not have any formal and informal education in Hindi and have no proficiency in spoken Hindi. * Refer to below notes
LAH2201 Hindi 2 4 For students who passed LAH1201 or placement test. NIL
LAH3201 Hindi 3 4 LAH2201 or placement test NIL
LAH3202 Hindi 4 4 LAH3201 or placement test NIL
LAH4201 Hindi 5 5 LAH3202 or placement test NIL
LAH4202 Hindi 6 5 LAH4201 or placement test NIL
* Preclusions for Hindi 1
Hindi 1 is intended for students who are complete beginners. It is not suitable for students who are:
  • native speakers of Hindi or Urdu
  • students who have studied Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Marati or Punjabi at 'O' or 'A' levels (or equivalents) or have previously undertaken any formal study of Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati or Punjabi for any duration of time.
  • Students who are from India have to provide a complete transcript of subjects studied to prove that they have not taken Hindi at any level.

LAH1201 Hindi 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 Nil Nil Nil

LAH2201 Hindi 2

Hindi 2 is a beginners' module, and is a continuation of Hindi 1. It is an integrated course which will help students gain higher basic proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), grammar, vocabulary (including Devanagari, the Hindi alphabet), for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAH1201 or placement test Nil Nil

LAH3201 Hindi 3

Hindi 3 is a continuation of Hindi 2. It is an integrated module which will help students gain intermediate proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), grammar, vocabulary for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAH2201 or placement test Nil Nil

LAH3202 Hindi 4

Hindi 4 is a continuation of Hindi 3. It is an integrated module which will help students gain higher intermediate proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), grammar, vocabulary for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAH3201 or placement test Nil Nil

LAH4201 Hindi 5

This module builds on the skills attained through studying Hindi 4. The aim is to introduce students to a range of typical forms of Hindi language likely to be encountered in authentic texts such as fiction, news, media, broadcast media and cinema. Issues addressed in the module will include: strategies for the development of higher level vocabulary and the study of advanced Hindi grammar and usage.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-2-0-0-6.5 LAH3202 or placement test Nil Nil

LAH4202 Hindi 6

In this module, students build on the skills attained through studying Hindi 5. Students are exposed to a wide range of authentic texts including novels, short stories, print media, broadcast media and cinema. The development of the novel in Hindi will be studied in order to equip students with the tools needed to appreciate contemporary Hindi literature. The relationship between the film industry and contemporary broadcast media will be studied in order to equip students with the skills they need to comprehend complicated discourses in Hindi and engage in communication on contemporary issues in Hindi and studies of Hindi literatures.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-2-0-0-6.5 LAH4201 or placement test Nil Nil
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week