An introduction to the most widely spoken language of South Asia. The aim of this course is to achieve proficiency in spoken comprehension, and to enable the student to acquire the major language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. A standard text, web-based materials, a reader prepared by the instructor, as well as audio materials are used, with equal emphasis on both spoken and written Hindi. The language presented in the course is colloquial. The Hindi (Devanagari) script will be taught as part of the same class. Please note: There are no prerequisites (no previous knowledge of Hindi is required). Students with some previous Hindi language background must take a placement examination.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS LCD; AS LS