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Vidhu Chaturvedi

Lecturer MA, Banaras Hindu University, (Varanasi, India)

Contact

  • Phone: Work: 512-471-0304, Cell: 512-924-4630
  • Office: WCH 5.114
  • Office Hours: SPRING 2014: M 12-4; T Th 2-4; WF by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: B7700

Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi

 

Education & Qualifications

1. M.A. English Literature: Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi: 1984

2. Hindi Literature (as a compulsory subject) till B.A.

3. Educated in Elementary Sanskrit and Writing of Literary Hindi (critiques, essays and creative writings) by a Private Tutor, Late Pt. Janaki Naath Tripathi (Familial Guru ji).

4. Self educated -through various AIIS Workshops focusing on use of technology, with help from friends and colleagues and with consistent practice- in the use of computers for Language Teaching

5. First Language: Hindi

6. Other Languages: English, Various Dialects of the Hindi Language

 

Teaching & Working Experiences

Miscellaneous Jobs / Occupations 

1985-90: Worked as Private Tutor (English and Hindi) with Indian, college- level students, and as Research Assistant with some American Scholars. (Around this time, in my eager youthfulness, I also tried my hand on some odd jobs like Medical Representative {Microlabs} and Office Assistant {AIIS}, but was not able to cope with them.)

 

1990-91: Taught English Language to Law Students at Kashi Vidyapith (State {Provincial} Level University), Varanasi, in the capacity of a Temporary Lecturer. The position was temporary. (The department soon ran into financial problems and was closed down!)

  

1992-98: As Research Assistant

Worked on this occasion much more earnestly and with total commitment- in the capacity of Research Assistant for several European and American Scholars working for their Ph.D., with Professors writing books / doing research work, and with Authors writing books and “Desk Top” books. 

 

The work involved explorations for information, establishing and strengthening contacts, numerous translations, and incisive, penetrating interviews with people from almost all social registers. My field was entire U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) and parts of M.P. (Madhya Pradesh) in India.

 

Some important people with whom I have worked are Professor John E. Gent, Department of Political Science and Foreign Affairs, Virginia University, now Treasurer of the AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies), Pramila Jaypal, Author with Institute of Current World Affairs and the author of "Pilgrimage" and other books on socio-cultural scenario of India, Stephen P. Huyler, author of "Village India", "Painted Prayers" and "Gifts of Earth", 

Professor David Kinsley from Canada, Professor Don Statner  

 

Translations included instant oral translations (Hindi / Hindi Dialect-English and Vice-Versa) and much more time-taking, challenging, written translations of various texts, both classical and vernacular

 

Enjoyed excellent reputation and recognition as the most competent and resourceful Research Assistant in Varanasi, India.

 

Interests

1.Preparation of Instructional Materials, 2. Vocabularies (Love words and nuances of their meanings and usage), 3. Classical and Popular Hindi Films, especially from 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s 4. Popular and Classical Hindi Literature and 5. Language in the Socio Cultural Context and 6. Influence of Socio-Cultural Environment in the Formation, Structure and Expressions of Language.

  

AS LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

September 1998-December 2009: Worked as Teacher of the Hindi Language at the Hindi Language Program, American Institute of Indian Studies, India -teaching all components of the Hindi Language to all levels of learners.

 

The HLP, AIIS is primarily designed and equipped for Advance Level American Students / Scholars. There is Summer Language Program (SLP) that runs during June-August and the Academic Year Language Program (AYLP) that runs during September-April.

Over the years, under the auspices of this great institute, AIIS,  I was assigned several additional responsibilities, even while I was working with the AIIS regular students alongside:

 

1. Was given charge of SOAS (England) students when the AIIS decided to open its doors for them in 2002. Professor Rupert Snell (author of the celebrated 'Teach Yourself Hindi'), who is presently Vice Chair, HUF at UT was then with the SOAS. Heaps of weekly reports sent to the SOAS during 2002-2009 are testimony to my hard work. Professor Snell has called these reports "valuable documents in themselves" in his communications with us.

SOAS students have been regularly with the AIIS in India ever since for the AYLPs (Academic Year Language Programs: September-April) and the SOAS-AIIS tie-up has become of a permanent nature now: a testimony to my hard work.

 

2. In the year 2006 was sent for some weeks to Hyderabad University to help Hindi

Learners and to guide and train their faculty

 

3. Was given charge of students of the NYCG (New York Consortium Group), now known as NYSICCSI, when in the year 2007 the consortium approached the AIIS to facilitate Hindi teaching for its students. The students, usually 20-24 in numbers, are mostly at the Novice-Mid Level, having initiated Hindi Learning for a few weeks at the Landour Language School, Mussoorie, India.

 

While working with the NYSICCSI and the SOAS students, I continued to work with the regular AIIS students as well. In 2008 I was invited to Mussoourie for a week to study Landour Language School’s pedagogy and the methodology while the NYSICCSI students were being instructed there. Worked with NYSICCSI students in 2007, 2008 and in 2009. 

 

The NYSICCSI was very much impressed with the AIIS for the excellent teaching offered and now this tie up of the NYSICCSI with the AIIS has also become of a permanent nature.

 

 

4. In the Summer of 2008 the AIIS for the first time admitted beginner students to the Hindi Language Program. Was given charge to run the first ever Elementary Hindi Language Program launched by the AIIS. It was very successful, both in the years 2008, and 2009 and now the AIIS, for the Summer Programs (June-August), has three programs: the Advance Language Program, the Intermediate Language Program (initiated and made successful by Dr. Rakesh Ranjan, previously with the Atlanta University and now with Columbia University, New York) and the regular Advance Language Program.

 

January 2010-Till Date: Working for the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA under the Department of Asian Studies. Teaching the HIN 506 (First Year Hindi -I) and 

HIN 507 (First Year Hindi -II) along with HUF foundation course.

 

Teaching Materials

While working with the AIIS, haveconsistently prepared numerous vocabularies for Magazine Articles, Hindi Literature, Listening Comprehension (Audio / Video), Film Classes, teaching materials for Grammar Classes and Vocabulary Classes and Various Reference Materials (notes and vocabularies pertaining to various festivals and technical, situational vocabularies etc.) Have produced so much material, almost on daily basis that it was near impossible to keep track and account of them.

 

During the recent years, production of vocabulary materials pertaining to nuances of meanings and usage of terms / words, with various illustrious examples, has earned me immense credit and popularity among Advance / Intermediate Level learners.

 Produced lots of materials for all levels of students: ranging from the very Beginner (Grammar Handouts and others) to very Advance / Superior Level. 

Have also updated, modified or refined almost all the pre-existing teaching materials at the HLP, AIIS.

Have also prepared and posted -and keep preparing and posting- on the Blackboard quite a bit of Instructional Materials of all kind, Drills and Reference Materials while working for the HIN 506 / 507 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Quite expeditious and effective in preparing teaching materials, for I simply love doing it to help my students. I endeavor to prepare materials according to students’ current levels and in accordance with their pre-existing and ever growing knowledge and skills, always keeping the  A+1 theory in mind. (A= what the leaner knows, 1 = the right amount of input)

 

Professional Development Activities

 

  • 7 (Seven) Annual Workshops and 02 Mini Workshops during 1998-2008 for Language Faculty Development, American Institute of India Studies, on various topics, presided by Dr. Suren Gambhir of University of Pennsylvania (Ex-Chair, Language  Committee, AIIS), Professor Herman Van Olphen of University of Texas at Austin (Ex-Chair, Language Committee, AIIS)  and Professor Philip Lutgendorf of University of Iowa (Ex-Chair, Language Committee, AIIS).

 

  • In addition, Language Teaching Workshop & Conference on "Study Abroad Programs" under the auspices of UCEFI, 2007.The Language Workshop was presided by Professor Michael Shapiro of University of Washington. 

 

  • Have been attending talks and workshops organized by the Texas Language Center :

 

  • September 14, 2011 :Language Matters: Song in the Language Classroom 
  • September 24, 2011 : Teaching the Whole Class: Teaching Different Learners in the

        Language Classroom

  • October 11, 2011 : Workshop onHeritage Learners
  • Hindi Urdu Flagship Language Teaching Workshops

All annual workshops organized by the HUF (Hindi Urdu Flagship)

 

 

Projects / Talks

  •  Currently working on an online project related to Assisting Students Find The Right Word / Verb and Use it Correctly. This will be an ongoing work -gradually and consistently developing and expanding- perhaps through several years to come.

 

  •  Gave a Presentation related to the topic mentioned above under the auspices of the Texas Language Center (UT) on November 09, 2011 titled “Developing Vocabulary Building Resources : Some Challenges”.

 

Award

Award from the AIIS, for being evaluated Best Teacher (2003-04). 

The system of such an award was cancelled during the same year and does not exist anymore at

the AIIS. Still, am still considered the best teacher at the AIIS by my colleagues and superiors.

 

Curricular Innovations

At The Hindi Language Program, A.I.I.S. 

 

  • Developed curriculums for Ten Weeks’ and Four Weeks’ teaching at the Beginner Level
  • Introduced Grammar Topics, hitherto considered suitable only for Intermediate and Advance Level Students (like the Compound Verbs) to the teaching of Novice Level Students (Beginners), as the students were being consistently exposed to such constructions in India.
  • Introduced effectively and to the best advantage activities like the "Community Interaction / Participation" at the Novice Level Teaching as well.
  • Devised a way to rearrange the HLP library (housing more than 2500 books on Hindi Literature and Linguistics) according to topics / genres / subjects instead of the traditional Accession Numbers. It was a total success and came in very useful.
  • Helped prepare useful guidelines and tips for safe and productive community participation, various socio-cultural and host family adjustments.

 

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Interests

1.Preparation of Instructional Materials, 2. Vocabularies (Love words and nuances of their meanings and usage), 3. Classical and Popular Hindi Films, especially from 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s 4. Popular and Classical Hindi Literature and 5. Language in the Socio Cultural Context and 6. Influence of Socio-Cultural Environment in the Formation, Structure and Expressions of Language.

HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hindi

32310 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am JES A203A
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For speakers of Hindi who have not studied it formally.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 507 may not both be counted.


HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hindi

32315 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm PAR 305
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For speakers of Hindi who have not studied it formally.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 507 may not both be counted.


HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

32335 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 330pm-500pm CAL 419
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Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 612 and 312K may not both be counted.   Prerequisite: Hindi 507 with a grade of at least C.



HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32650 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm MEZ 1.204
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Unique Number 32650 Constant section number 113451

 Meeting times and venue

TTh 05:00-06:30 PM MEZ 1.204

MW 02:00-03:00 MEZ 1.204

 

Primary Instructor : Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi (vsc276)

Office Hours : Monday - 12:00-04:00; Tuesday / Thursday - 02:00-04:00

Wednesday / Friday - by prior appointment (mail or in person)

Office Location : WCH 4.104 (Hindi Urdu Flagship, main hall) / 5.114 (chamber)

E-mail : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone : (Please use in emergency) 512-924-4630 (cell)

 

Teaching Assistant : Stella Wojdyla (smw2668)

Office Hours : HIN 604: Tuesdays / Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Students can also email me about individual appointments.

E-mail : stellawojdyla@utexas.edu

Office Location : WCH 4.104

 

Course Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course.

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. This is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor it is open for students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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. 

 

Course Objectives

1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple to complex everyday conversation

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple to complex situations and express oneself

C. Reading : Ability to read simple to complex reading materials

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To become familiar with the cultural contexts of the Target Language (Hindi).

 

Text

Textual materials developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). 

When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent. 


Required Grammar and Vocabulary Reference (Textbooks)

 
1. ‘Teach Yourself Complete Hindi’ byDr. Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman, 

with audio back up.

2. McGregor, R.S., ‘Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary’, latest edition : available online

 
Optional Reference

Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 

 

Classroom Policies

VOCABULARY

 

  • Vocabulary Acquisition during the course will be students’ responsibility.
  • All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be considered IMPORTANT WORDS.
  • No list of Important Words will be given before any exam or assignment.
  • Remember : it is but natural that the wealth of diction will go on expanding and increasing as we progress. There is no alternative to learning new words / terms everyday !!

 

SPELLINGS

Spelling errors will be taken more seriously after the Third Week of Semester in assignments and in exams.

 

TEXTBOOK

Students must bring their textbooks to classes regularly.

 

CONCENTRATION / FOCUS

Distracting or inappropriate behavior in the classroom will not be permitted. A student, distracting the class will be warned. Failing the warning such student / students will be asked to leave the classroom and will be marked as absent. Such behavior will instantly affect Class Participation Grades adversely.

 

ATTENDANCE

Only three absences will be excused on written (e-mail) requests, without any documentary support.

 

After three absences, students will be required to provide legitimate documentary evidence (medical certificate, etc.) to qualify for leave of absence. 

 

GRADING  

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit.The final grade is based on the level of proficiency attained by the student, taking into account the student's overall progress and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

 

Class participation (including conversations) : 15% 

This includes your preparation for and participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class. Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. 

Additionally, your proficiency and effort to participate in Hindi conversations as perceived during such conversation sessions will also count towards your class participation grade.

Class participation grades will be recorded on the Blackboard / Canvass each month.

Home Works and Weekly Journals : 20%

This includes all assignments handed out/discussed in class and/or posted on the class assignment link on the Blackboard. It is the students' responsibility to check the Blackboard regularly.

Starting the SECOND week of classes (JANUARY 21st, 2014) a लेख (creative writing / journal writing) is due each Thursday. Students are expected to write their journals neatly on ruled letter sized paper with a margin an reasonable lined spacing fore feedback and corrections in double space. Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice. Sloppy and messy works will receive only half credit. Corrected / reviewed journals will be returned on following Tuesdays.

At the end of the semester, Home Works and Journals will be equally weighted, i.e. HW will be weighted as half of the 20% assigned to this category, and लेख will be weighted as half of the 20% assigned to this category. 

Home works and Journals need to be turned in on time to receive full credit

Quizzes : 15%

This includes both, scheduled quizzes and pop-quizzes given over the course of the semester. Dates of scheduled quizzes shall be posted on the class Blackboard page starting 2nd week of semester (view Weekly Schedules regularly).

 Oral Presentations / Graded Conversations : 10%

As the name suggests, there will be Oral Presentations by students in classrooms each second Tuesday / Thursday (in case of a holiday). Students will be expected to speak for 3-5 minutes on a topic assigned for that week. 

  • Prior to each scheduled day for this presentation, part of a class will be used for ‘Preparation of Oral presentation’ in order to facilitate students to ask words, constructions (“How would I say it, if I wanted to say..”) etc.
  • Presentations will be graded on spot and the grades will be posted on Bb (Blackboard) the following day. 
  • ‘Speakers’ will be expected to use recently learned elements and words in their presentations.
  • Reading from a paper will disqualify entire presentation.
  • Students’ suggestions  will be useful in determining the topic of each upcoming presentation.
  • Just for some examples, topics will / may include :

My Family

My Routine

My Best Friend

My brother / sister (or other relations)

What I did during the Spring Break

What I did last weekend

An unforgettable day ... and so on.

 

Exams (3 @ 10% each) : 30% 

This includes 3 scheduled mid-term exams, administered over the course of the semester-

  • First exam : Thursday, February 13th
  • Second exam : Thursday, March 20th 
  • Third exam : Thursday, April 24th

There is no ‘final’ exam during the final exam period, this semester.

 

Final Individual Project Presentation : 10%

Towards the conclusion of semester students are expected to work on an individual project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines shall be discussed in class.

Note

All assignments, including but not limited to home works & weekly journals, must be turned in on time to receive full credit.

Sloppy and messy work/papers will receive only half credit.

On the last Monday of classes Students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, journals, quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file would affect students’ grades, as the file is used to assess each student's individual progress in the Target Language. 

Final Grades

The final grades shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies:

Percentage Grade

92-100  A

89-91   A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

 

Weekly Schedules

In a language class, it is important to remember that there is no set formula for all learners; and that each learner of the language has a different pace of learning and may need to focus on a particular skill / skills e.g., Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the Vocabulary Acquisition and Grammatical Accuracy. 

Hence flexibility of schedule is important. 

Since the weekly schedule may be modified as required, detailed weekly Schedule for the upcoming week will be posted on Blackboard by the end of each week. Please view it, and make necessary preparation for classes accordingly.

Most importantly, remember that language is a connected, integrated entity - it can be divided in various aspectual tenses and various constructions to give some order and ease to our learning; but it can not be broken into parts. So, when it says, “Practice of the Future Tense” on our weekly schedule, it does not mean that we will not be incorporating previously learnt expressions of time, expressions with -कर, तो, ही, भी, perfective aspectual tense .. and so on. 

Continuous and consistent review and drilling are the keys to total assimilation ! 

Following is a detailed map of activities to be undertaken and things to learn on a weekly basis. 

As mentioned above it lists only the new elements to be learnt; elements learnt previously naturally being incorporated and becoming integral part of the ‘new’ elements as we practice and drill :

First Week (January 13, 14, 15 and 16)

  • Discussing the syllabus; question-answer
  • Review, of the Perfective aspectual tense, of vocabulary and of oblique forms through question-answers method
  • Review of Transitivity (TYCH 11.1), More practice of तो (TYCH 4.2 )
  • Some expressions of quantity (TYCH 9.5), Preparation for Oral Presentation

 

Second Week (January 21, 22 and 23)

  • Practice of the Perfective aspectual tense continued (TYCH 11)
  • -कर construction (TYCH 12.1 )
  • Comparisons  (TYCH 4.3 )
  • Telling the time (TYCH 12.2)
  • Writing of weekly journals commences
  • Oral Presentations

 

Third Week (January 27, 28, 29 and 30)

  • The Future Tense (TYCH 9.1, 9.2)
  • Practicing conjunct verbs (TYCH 7.6) with all aspectual tenses
  • Dates (TYCH 8.4), अपना (TYCH 6.3)
  • Preparation for Oral Presentations
  • Quiz

 

Fourth Week (February 03, 04, 05 and 06)

  • Understanding चाहिये with things (TYCH 7.3) and with verbs (actions) (TYCH 13.2)
  • चाहिये (TYCH 7.3, 13.2) and चाहना (TYCH 10.3) : differences and subtleties
  • Revisiting the को construction with some practice : an overview of all grammatical devices that are governed by this (indirect) verb constriction
  • Oral Presentations

 

 

Fifth Week (February 10, 11, 12 and 13)

  • Review of all learnt elements, preparation or the next oral presentation
  • Reading comprehensions
  • Listening comprehensions
  • First exam (February 13)

 

Sixth Week (February 17, 18, 19 and 20)

  • Review of exam, Understanding कोई and कुछ (TYCH 7.2)
  • The Subjunctive : it’s various uses (TYCH 10.1), कहीं (TYCH 16.3)
  • Future tense in the auxiliary verb (TYCH 9.2)
  • ‘Presumptive’ uses of the future (TYCH 9.3)
  • Oral Presentations

 

Seventh Week (February 24, 25, 26 and 27)

  • सकना, पाना and चुकना (TYCH 12.3)
  • Compound Verbs with -जाना, -लेना & -देना (TYCH 12.4), Verbs in combination (TYCH 12.5)
  • Some conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions  (TYCH 17.2 and more...)
  • या तो ... या, न (तो) ... न, (either ... or, neither ... nor); चाहे ... चाहे (TYCH 16.6)

 

Eighth Week (March 03, 04, 05 and 06)

  • Repetition of words and Echo words 
  • More on Compound Verbs  (TYCH 17.3)
  • Obligations (TYCH 13.2 {review}) and Compulsions (TYCH 13.3)
  • लगना and मिलना (TYCH 13.5, 13.6)
  • Quiz (make sure you are present, as there can be no ‘make-up’ quiz..)

 

SPRING BREAK

 

Ninth Week (March 17, 18, 19 and 20)

  • जैसा, -सा (TYCH 15.4, 15.5)
  • Relative-Correlative (TYCH 13.1, 13.4, 14.5, 14.6, 14.7 and 14.8)
  • Review, review and review of all learnt elements
  • Second exam (March 20)

 

Tenth Week (March 24, 25, 26, and 27)

  • The Passive Voice (TYCH 14.1), contrasting the Passive Voice with Intransitive Verbs
  • Vने लगना (TYCH 14.3), Vने देना (TYCH 14.4)
  • Revisiting the infinitive as verbal noun (TYCH )
  • करता रहना, करता जाना, किया करना (TYCH 15.1, 15.2)
  • Oral Presentations

 

Eleventh Week (March 31;  April 01, 02 and 03)

  • Conditional Sentences (TYCH 10.4, 17.1)
  • More reflexive pronouns (खुद, अपने आप, आपस में...) (TYCH 15.7)
  • Inverted Postpositions (TYCH 15.6)
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Quiz (Reading Comprehension)

 

Twelfth Week (April 07, 08, 09, and 10 )

  • Participles (TYCH 18.1)
  • Causative Verbs (TYCH 18.3)
  • Letter Writing
  • Review through Listening and Reading Comprehensions
  • Oral Presentations

 

Thirteenth Week (April 14, 15, 16 and 17 )

  • Intensive Review of all learnt elements
  • Quiz on vocabulary

 

Fourteenth Week (April 21, 22, 23 and 24 )

  • Intensive Review of all learnt elements
  • Preparations for the Third (cumulative) Exam
  • Third exam (April 24)

 

Fifteenth Week (April 28, 29, 30; and May 01  )

  • Preparation for the Final Project Presentations
  • Final Project Presentations

Requirements and Tips for Learning Hindi Language

  1. In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class. Remember : Language-Learning requires much more learning than teaching.
  2. Students are expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. PLEASE DO VIEW THE ‘WEEKLY SCHEDULE’ on the BB regularly.
  3. Students are required to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.
  4. They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.
  5. Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing and mastering the increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. Language Learning requires constant review of previously learned materials.
  6. Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter of the textbook.

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodation should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Accommodation for students with disabilities will be provided if the student identifies himself/herself to the instructor at the beginning of the course. The student will need to register with SSD and present the instructor with an official letter from the SSD office. For further details, see the guidelines at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/register.php 

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HIN 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Hindi

32655 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm MEZ 1.204
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Unique : 32655 Constant Section Number 112167

 

Meetings and Venue

TTh 12:30-02:00 MEZ 1.204

MWF 03:00-04:00 MEZ 1.204

 

Primary Instructor : Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi (vsc276)

Office Hours : Monday - 12:00-04:00; Tuesday / Thursday - 02:00-04:00

Wednesday / Friday - by prior appointment (mail or in person)

Office Location : WCH 4.104 (Hindi Urdu Flagship, main hall) / 5.114 (chamber)

E-mail : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone : (Please use in emergency) 512-924-4630 (cell)

 

Teaching Assistant : Stella Wojdyla (smw2668)

Office Hours : HIN 604: Tuesdays / Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Students can also email me about individual appointments.

E-mail : stellawojdyla@utexas.edu

Office Location : WCH 4.104

 

Course

This is First Year accelerated Hindi Course. This is a multi-section and limited enrollment course.

This is continuation of the HIN 604 course (First Year accelerated Hindi, Fall Semester).

 

This course is meant for students who have passed HIN 604 and have familiarity with the Hindi language; and who can understand and speak Hindi with limited comprehension and proficiency. 

They must also be familiar with the Devanāgarī (Hindi) Script. Students who have passed this course (HIN 612) will be expected to proceed to HIN 330 classes rather than to second-year Hindi language classes.

 

If an applicant’s proficiency level in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) is close to Intermediate High- Advance Level according to the ACTFL Guidelines (available in the web), they should not apply for this course. Such applicants must opt for higher level courses in Hindi according to their proficiency level. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including but not limited to contemporary Hindi films and songs, TV Clips and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards bringing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language at an Advanced Level

Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

 

Course Objectives and Means to Achieve those Objectives

The course objective is to acquire and improve proficiency in all four skills of the target language while striving to become well familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used.

HIN 612 course will strive to bring students proficiency level in all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) at Advance Level (2) according to the ACTFL (American Council of the teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines; and / or at 4ILR Level 3 – Professional working proficiency according to the ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) guidelines.

Students are strongly advised to click on the following links to visit these websites and read thoroughly about the guidelines and hallmarks of the proficiency levels mentioned above.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Interagency Language Roundtable

 

Listening

Acquiring the ability to understand simple to complex Everyday Conversation, Films, Songs 

Radio and TV Programs. A number of various authentic Hindi materials will be used.

 

We will begin by using in the class short and entertaining clips (2-5 minutes) of

  • Film Scenes (clips) and Songs
  • Interesting TV programs (for example, watch on YouTube : वाह वाह क्या बात है..)
  • Advertisements and Announcements, Hindi Voice Mails
  • News from the web radio
  • News and other interesting TV programs

 

We will then move on from shorter to longer clips to full length movie / program.

Such materials may also be used for assignments, quiz and tests.

 

Speaking

Discussion and conversation will be an important part of each class

Even when we are working on written or audio visual materials students will be expected to answer in Hindi questions pertaining to the general idea and theme of the material.

 

The objectives will be

  • Acquiring the ability to handle simple to complex situations and express oneself.
  • To be able to engage in a debate.
  • Acquiring the ability to discuss within the context of given audio visual and written materials.
  • Acquiring the ability to converse effectively on a given topic.
  • Being able to discuss politics, market trends, fashion and socio-cultural issues.

 

To reach these objectives we will have in class activities like :

  • Tell a joke to the class (in Hindi, of course)
  • Model, situational conversation (as, at a railway station / airport / asking for directions...)
  • Real conversations
  • Discussions on a material used in the class
  • Discussion on a given topic
  • Debate
  • Oral Presentations on various socio-cultural topics and question answer sessions based on such presentations
  • Easy Projects like recording and then presenting short interviews with Hindi speaking people
  • Final Project Presentation on a serious topic of your choice

 

Reading

We will begin with the script slowly at first but will move quickly to paragraph length narratives.

The objective will be acquiring the ability to read simple to complex reading materials like -

  • Billboards
  • Advertisements and Announcements
  • Anecdotes, Jokes, Tangy Idioms
  • Communications - real life or contrived letters / mails
  • Dialogues
  • Short Stories : moving on to stories from Folk Stories (like from the पंचतंत्र in 604) to stories and plays from Classical Hindi Literature
  • Segment of newspaper / magazine articles and full length news items

 

In other words, lots of authentic Hindi materials will be used for this course besides the textbook.

Writing

Acquiring the ability to write simple to complex texts like :  

  • Short Notes
  • Letters
  • Applications
  • Journals
  • Short, simple critique and description of reading and audio visual material, of events
  • Short essays

 

Spelling errors and level of the diction / vocabulary will be taken more seriously this semester.

 

Grammar and Vocabulary

We will mostly learn contextual grammar, that is, grammar used in a model conversation or in a  material being used in the class. However, formal grammar lessons will also be given when and as necessary and drills to assimilate those lessons will be done in the classroom. Students’ command of the grammar will be assessed and tested through home works, quizzes and tests. We will cover as many topics / chapters of the book as will be naturally covered by the contextual grammar learnt with various materials.

 

Students will be encouraged to ask for words, meanings of words at any given time in the classroom or even through e-mail. However, vocabulary acquisition during the course will be students’ responsibility mainly. Students will be expected to note down new words used in materials, by classmates or teachers in the class and maintain a notebook of important glossary. 

 

Text

Textual, audio and audio visual material developed / selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). 

When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent. 


Required Grammar Reference (Textbook)
Teach Yourself Complete Hindi’ byDr. Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman, with audio back up 

Optional Reference

McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition : available online

Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 

  

Weekly Schedules

It is important to remember that there is no set formula for all learners to acquire a language. 

Each learner of the language has a different pace of learning and need for focussing on particular skill / skills e.g., Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the Vocabulary Acquisition and Grammatical Accuracy. Hence flexibility of schedule is imperative. 

Since the weekly schedule may be modified as required, detailed weekly Schedule for the upcoming week shall be posted on Blackboard by the end of each week. 

 

GRADING  

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit.The final grade is based on the level of proficiency attained by the student, taking into account the student's overall progress and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

Class participation (including conversations) : 10% 

This includes your preparation for and participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class. Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. The class participation grade will be recorded at the end of each month. 

 

Home Works & Weekly Journals : 20%

This includes all assignments handed out/discussed in class and/or posted on the class assignment link on the Blackboard. It is the students' responsibility to check the Blackboard regularly.

Starting the FIRST week of classes a लेख (creative writing / journal writing) is due each Thursday. Students are expected to write their journals neatly on ruled letter sized paper with a margin an reasonable lined spacing fore feedback and corrections in double space. Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice. Sloppy and messy works will receive only half credit. Corrected / reviewed journals will be returned on Tuesdays.

At the end of the semester, Home Works and Journals will be equally weighted, i.e. HW will be weighted as half of the 20% assigned to this category, and लेख will be weighted as half of the 20% assigned to this category. 

Home works and Journals need to be turned in on time to receive full credit.  

Quizzes : 10%

This includes both, scheduled quizzes and pop-quizzes given over the course of the semester. Dates of scheduled quizzes shall be posted on the class Blackboard page starting 2nd week of semester.

 Oral Presentations / Graded Conversations : 10%

As the name suggests, there will be Oral Presentations by students in classrooms each second Tuesday / Thursday (in case of a holiday). Students will be expected to speak for 3-5 minutes on a topic assigned for that week. 

Prior to each scheduled day for this presentation, part of a class will be used for ‘Preparation of Oral presentation’ in order to facilitate students to ask words, constructions (“How would I say it, if I wanted to say..”) etc.

 

Exams : 20% (2 @ 10% each)

This includes 2 scheduled mid-term exams, administered over the course of the semester:                        

Proposed Dates-

Exam 1 : Thursday, February 27

Exam 2 : Thursday, April 10

 

Individual Project (Final Oral Presentation) : 10%

Towards the conclusion of semester students are expected to work on an individual project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines shall be discussed in class.

 

Final Exam : 20%  

This will be a 3 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. The date of the exam shall be determined by the Registrar. Schedule of the exam shall be posted on the class Blackboard page once available from the registrar.

Final Grades

The final grades shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies :

Percentage Grade

92-100  A

89-91   A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

 

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodation should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Accommodation for students with disabilities will be provided if the student identifies himself/herself to the instructor at the beginning of the course. The student will need to register with SSD and present the instructor with an official letter from the SSD office. For further details, see the guidelines at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/register.php 

 

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HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hindi

32308 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ 1.204
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This is accelerated First Year Hindi Course. This is a multi-section and limited enrollment course.

Naturally, the course objective is to acquire and improve proficiency in all four skills of the target language while striving to become well familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used.


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 Devanāgarī (Hindi) Script. Students who have passed 604 and 612 will be expected to proceed to HIN 330 classes rather than to second-year Hindi language classes.


If an applicant’s proficiency level in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) is close to Intermediate High- Advance Level according to the ACTFL Guidelines (available in the web), they should not apply for this course. Such applicants must opt for higher level courses in Hindi according to their proficiency level. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level.
With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including but not limited to contemporary Hindi films and songs, TV Clips and computer based assignments, 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.

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HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hindi

32309 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ 1.204
show description

This is accelerated First Year Hindi Course. This is a multi-section and limited enrollment course.


Naturally, the course objective is to acquire and improve proficiency in all four skills of the target language while striving to become well familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used.

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 Devanāgarī (Hindi) Script. Students who have passed 604 and 612 will be expected to proceed to HIN 330 classes rather than to second-year Hindi language classes.


If an applicant’s proficiency level in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) is close to Intermediate High- Advance Level according to the ACTFL Guidelines (available in the web), they should not apply for this course. Such applicants must opt for higher level courses in Hindi according to their proficiency level. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level.


With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including but not limited to contemporary Hindi films and songs, TV Clips and computer based assignments, 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.

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HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32310 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm MEZ 1.204
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Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.


HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32208 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm GAR 0.132
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This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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.

 

Grades shall be based on class participation, weekly homework and essays, quizzes, 2 mid-terms, 1 individual presentation and a final exam.

 

Class Days and Times

Unique 32208 : TTH 11:00-12:30 MW 10:00-11:00

Unique 32223 : TTH 03:30-05:00 MW 09:00-10:00

 

Course Objectives

1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation and beyond

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations, and beyond

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials and beyond

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in the the Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To acquire basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Vocabulary Acquisition

  1. Vocabulary Acquisition during the Second (Spring) Semester will be students’ responsibility.
  2. All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be ‘important words’.

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements

  • In learning a foreign / second language, it is important to study everyday.

          Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class.

 

  • They will be expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities before classes. 

   

  • Students will be expected to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  • They will be expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice with the audio CD that come with the textbook.

 

  • Review: Students will be expected to develop a systematic way of organizing the increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. 

     Language learning requires constant review of previously learned material.

     Students will be expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of

     each chapter of the textbook.

 

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HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32223 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ 2.102
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This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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.

 

Grades shall be based on class participation, weekly homework and essays, quizzes, 2 mid-terms, 1 individual presentation and a final exam.

 

Class Days and Times

Unique 32208 : TTH 11:00-12:30 MW 10:00-11:00

Unique 32223 : TTH 03:30-05:00 MW 09:00-10:00

 

Course Objectives

1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation and beyond

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations, and beyond

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials and beyond

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in the the Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To acquire basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Vocabulary Acquisition

  1. Vocabulary Acquisition during the Second (Spring) Semester will be students’ responsibility.
  2. All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be ‘important words’.

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements

  • In learning a foreign / second language, it is important to study everyday.

          Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class.

 

  • They will be expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities before classes. 

   

  • Students will be expected to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  • They will be expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice with the audio CD that come with the textbook.

 

  • Review: Students will be expected to develop a systematic way of organizing the increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. 

     Language learning requires constant review of previously learned material.

     Students will be expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of

     each chapter of the textbook.

 

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HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32110 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm BUR 112
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HIN 506 : First Year Hindi I  : Fall 2012

Course Description

Unique Number

32110

 

Unique Numbers of Three Sections

32110

32125

32135

 

Instructor

 

Name : Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID : VSC 276

e-mail : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

 

Unique Numbers of Sections he will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 TTH 12.30-02.00 BUR 112

32125 TTH 02.00-03.30 BUR 228

32135 TTH 03.30-05.00 GEA 127

 

Office Location:

HRH 3.102 A

 

Office Hours:

Wednesday : 11.00-04.00  

Monday / Wednesday : anytime of the day (10.00-05.00) by prior appointment only

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Name : Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 25295

e-mail : manomohini@gmail.com

 

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 MW 11.00-12.00 MEZ 1.204

32125 MW 02.00-03.00 MEZ 1.204

32135 MW 01.00-02.00 MEZ 1.118

 

Office location:

WMB 1.114

 

Office Hours: (To be declared)

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This course is a limited enrollment course. 

This course is designed for the "Hindi Beginner" and assumes no background in the language. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi should consult the instructor for placement in the course. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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 the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

Course Objectives

  1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation and beyond

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations, and beyond

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials and beyond

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in the the Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To acquire basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Text:

Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent.
Required Grammar Reference (Textbook):
(i) Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach yourself Hindi", latest edition, with audio back up.
Optional Reference:
(i) McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.
(ii)Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 

 

 

Classroom Policies

1. VOCABULARY

  1. Vocabulary Acquisition during will be students’ responsibility.

 

  1. All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be IMPORTANT WORDS.

 

  1. No list of Important Words will be given : before any exam or assignment.

 

2. SPELLINGS

Spelling errors will be taken more seriously during the Fourth Week of Semester in assignments and in exams.

 

3. TEXTBOOK

Students must bring their textbooks to class daily. 

 

4. CONCENTRATION / FOCUS

Distracting or inappropriate behavior in the classroom will not be permitted. A student, distracting the class will be warned. Failing the warning such student / students will be asked to leave the classroom and will be marked as absent. Such behavior will also affect the 10% of the Final Grade (Class Participation).

 

5. ATTENDANCE

Only three absences will be excused on written (e-mail) request. After three absences, students will be required to provide legitimate documentary evidence (medical certificate, etc.) to qualify for leave of absence. 

 

Grading:  

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit.The final grade is based on the level of proficiency attained by the student, taking into account the student's overall progress and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

  • class participation: 15% 

This includes your preparation for and participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class. Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. The class participation grade will be recorded bi-weekly. 

  •  homework & weekly journal: 25%
  • This includes all assignments handed out/discussed in class and/or posted on the class assignment link on the Blackboard. It is the students' responsibility to check the Blackboard regularly.
  • Starting the 5th week of classes a लेख/ lekh (creative writing / journal writing) is due every Monday. Students are expected to make write their lekh in journal. Students are expected to write their lekh neatly on ruled letter sized paper with a margin an reasonable lined spacing fore feedback and corrections. Rewrites of the corrected lekh are due the Wednesday after the corrected lekh has been returned. Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice. Sloppy and messy wprks will receive only half credit. 
  • Also, as part of the home works students are required to participate in an hour (01) conversation practice in assigned / self-chosen group each week. Students shall be assigned to their conversation group during the 2nd or 3rd week of classes. If  in a particular week you cannot make it to your assigned conversation group you are expected to make up by attending another group that week. Participation in the conversation groups is obligatory as required homework.
  • At the end of the semester, home works and लेख/lekhs will be equally weighted, i.e. hw will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and lekh will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. Homeworks and lekh need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 
  • quizzes: 10%

This includes both, scheduled quizzes and pop-quizzes given over the course of the semester. Dates of scheduled quizzes shall be posted on the class Blackboard page starting 2nd week of semester.

  • exams: 20% (2 @ 10% each)

This includes 2 scheduled mid-term exams, administered over the course of the semester:                        Proposed Dates - Exam 1: Thursday  October 18                                                                                                    Exam 2: Thursday November 15

  • individual project: 15%

Towards the conclusion of semester students are expected to work on an individual project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines shall be discussed in class.

 

  •  final exam: 15%  

This includes a 3 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. The date of the exam shall be determined by the Registrar. Schedule of the exam shall be posted on the class Blackboard page once available from the registrar.

 

Note

All assignments, including but not limited to home works & weekly journals, must be turned in on time to receive full credit.

Sloppy and messy work/papers will receive only half credit.

On the last Monday of classes Students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, lekhs (journals), quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file would affect students’ grades, as the file is used to assess each student's individual progress in the Target Language. 

 

 

Final Grades:

The final grades shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies:

Percentage Grade

92-100  A

89-91   A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

 

 

Weekly Schedules:

The weekly schedules listed below refer only to the main (but not all) grammatical points that we hope and strive to cover in a particular week. The (term “actual” erased) weekly schedule may be modified depending on the pace of the class, needs of the students and current events, etc in a given week.

 

 

In a language class, it is important to remember that there is no set formula for all learners and that each learner of the language has a different pace of learning and need to focus on particular skill / skills e.g., Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the Vocabulary Acquisition and Grammatical Accuracy. Hence flexibility of schedule is imperative. 

Since the weekly schedule may be modified as required, a detailed weekly Schedule for the upcoming week shall be posted on Blackboard by the end of each week. 

 

Week 1- Aug 29, 30: 

Introductions; Introductory phrases in Hindi; Introduction to the Hindi Script (Hindi Varnmala), Discussion on the Syllabus

 

Week 2- Sep 04, 05, 06: 

Hindi Script continued,; Introductory Phrases continued; Personal pronouns; Verb “to be” (honaa); Introductions to some interrogatives (question words); Simple Conversation

 

Week 3- Sep 10, 11, 12, 13: 

Possessive ; Hindi script continued; Personal pronouns continued; Verb “to be” (honaa) continued; Introduction to nouns and adjectives; interrogatives continued; Numbers

 

Week 4-Sep 17, 18, 19, 20: Hindi script Continued; nouns and adjectives continued; Numbers continued

 

Week 5- Sep 24, 25, 26, 27: Nouns and Adjectives continued; Postpositions & Oblique; Possession; Introduction to the infinitive and the imperative

 

Week 6- Oct 1, 2, 3, 4: Postpositions & the Oblique Case continued; Possession (possessive postposition, possessive pronouns / adjective) continued; Postposition “to”; infinitive and the imperative continued 

 

Week 7- Oct 8, 9, 10, 11: 

Postposition “to” continued; Imperative continued; Possession continued

 

Week 8- Oct 15, 16, 17, 18: 

Imperatives continued; Habitual / Imperfective Aspect; constructions with conjunctive participle “kar”

 

Week 9- Oct 22, 23, 24, 25: 

Habitual/Imperfective Aspect; More pronouns

 

Week 10-Oct 29, 30, 31, Nov 1: 

Imperative, Habitual & Continuous Aspects continued

 

Week 11- Nov 5, 6, 7, 8: 

Verb Tenses continued; Word Order reviewed

 

Week 12- Nov 12, 13, 14, 15: 

Compound verbs; Conjunct verbs; Future tense; General review

 

Week 13-  Nov 19, 20, 21:

Future Tense continued; Perfective tense introduced

 

Week 14- Nov 26, 27, 28, 29: 

Perfective Aspect continued, Review of learnt elements

 

Week 15- Dec 3, 4, 5, 6: 

Individual Project presentations

 

In addition to the above, several other grammatical constructions may be introduced in the course of the class. The weekly schedule as posted on the Blackboard shall be updated accordingly and it will be students’ responsibility to view it regularly and frequently.

 

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements and Tips

  1. In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class. Remember : Language-Learning requires much more learning than teaching.

 

  1. Students are expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. PLEASE DO VIEW THE ‘WEEKLY SCHEDULE’ on the BB regularly.

 

  1. Students are required to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  1. They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.

 

  1. Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing and mastering the

     increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. 

     Language Learning requires constant review of previously learned materials.

 

  1. Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter of the textbook.

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodation should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Accommodation for students with disabilities will be provided if the student identifies himself/herself to the instructor at the beginning of the course. The student will need to register with SSD and present the instructor with an official letter from the SSD office. For further details, see the guidelines at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/register.php 

 

 

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HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32125 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BUR 228
show description

HIN 506 : First Year Hindi I  : Fall 2012

Syllabus and Course Description

Unique Number

32110

 

Unique Numbers of Three Sections

32110

32125

32135

 

Instructor

 

Name : Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID : VSC 276

e-mail : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

 

Unique Numbers of Sections he will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 TTH 12.30-02.00 BUR 112

32125 TTH 02.00-03.30 BUR 228

32135 TTH 03.30-05.00 GEA 127

 

 

Office Location:

HRH 3.102 A

 

Office Hours:

Wednesday : 11.00-04.00  

Monday / Wednesday : anytime of the day (10.00-05.00) by prior appointment only

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Name : Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 25295

e-mail : manomohini@gmail.com

 

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 MW 11.00-12.00 MEZ 1.204

32125 MW 02.00-03.00 MEZ 1.204

32135 MW 01.00-02.00 MEZ 1.118

 

Office location:

WMB 1.114

 

Office Hours: (To be declared)

_____________________________________

This course is a limited enrollment course. 

This course is designed for the "Hindi Beginner" and assumes no background in the language. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi should consult the instructor for placement in the course. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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 the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

 

Course Objectives

1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation and beyond

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations, and beyond

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials and beyond

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in the the Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To acquire basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Text:

Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent.
Required Grammar Reference (Textbook):
(i) Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach yourself Hindi", latest edition, with audio back up.
Optional Reference:
(i) McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.
(ii)Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 

 

 

Classroom Policies

1. VOCABULARY

  • Vocabulary Acquisition during the course will be students’ responsibility.

 

  • All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be IMPORTANT WORDS.

 

  • No list of Important Words will be given before any exam or assignment.

 

2. SPELLINGS

Spelling errors will be taken more seriously during the Fourth Week of Semester in assignments and in exams.

 

3. TEXTBOOK

Students must bring their textbooks to class daily. 

 

4. CONCENTRATION / FOCUS

Distracting or inappropriate behavior in the classroom will not be permitted. A student, distracting the class will be warned. Failing the warning such student / students will be asked to leave the classroom and will be marked as absent. Such behavior will also affect the 10% of the Final Grade (Class Participation).

 

5. ATTENDANCE

Only three absences will be excused on written (e-mail) request. After three absences, students will be required to provide legitimate documentary evidence (medical certificate, etc.) to qualify for leave of absence. 

 

Grading:

                                                                                                                                                  Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit.The final grade is based on the level of proficiency attained by the student, taking into account the student's overall progress and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

  • class participation: 15% 

This includes your preparation for and participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class. Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. The class participation grade will be recorded bi-weekly. 

  •  homework & weekly journal: 25%
  • This includes all assignments handed out/discussed in class and/or posted on the class assignment link on the Blackboard. It is the students' responsibility to check the Blackboard regularly.
  • Starting the 5th week of classes a लेख/ lekh (creative writing / journal writing) is due every Monday. Students are expected to make write their lekh in journal. Students are expected to write their lekh neatly on ruled letter sized paper with a margin an reasonable lined spacing fore feedback and corrections. Rewrites of the corrected lekh are due the Wednesday after the corrected lekh has been returned. Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice. Sloppy and messy wprks will receive only half credit. 
  • Also, as part of the home works students are required to participate in an hour (01) conversation practice in assigned / self-chosen group each week. Students shall be assigned to their conversation group during the 2nd or 3rd week of classes. If  in a particular week you cannot make it to your assigned conversation group you are expected to make up by attending another group that week. Participation in the conversation groups is obligatory as required homework.
  • At the end of the semester, home works and लेख/lekhs will be equally weighted, i.e. hw will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and lekh will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. Homeworks and lekh need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 
  • quizzes: 10%

This includes both, scheduled quizzes and pop-quizzes given over the course of the semester. Dates of scheduled quizzes shall be posted on the class Blackboard page starting 2nd week of semester.

  • exams: 20% (2 @ 10% each)

This includes 2 scheduled mid-term exams, administered over the course of the semester:                        Proposed Dates - Exam 1: Thursday  October 18                                                                                                    Exam 2: Thursday November 15

  • individual project: 15%

Towards the conclusion of semester students are expected to work on an individual project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines shall be discussed in class.

 

  •  final exam: 15%  

This includes a 3 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. The date of the exam shall be determined by the Registrar. Schedule of the exam shall be posted on the class Blackboard page once available from the registrar.

 

Note

All assignments, including but not limited to home works & weekly journals, must be turned in on time to receive full credit.

Sloppy and messy work/papers will receive only half credit.

On the last Monday of classes Students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, lekhs (journals), quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file would affect students’ grades, as the file is used to assess each student's individual progress in the Target Language. 

 

 

Final Grades:

The final grades shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies:

Percentage Grade

92-100  A

89-91   A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

 

 

Weekly Schedules:

The weekly schedules listed below refer only to the main (but not all) grammatical points that we hope and strive to cover in a particular week. The (term “actual” erased) weekly schedule may be modified depending on the pace of the class, needs of the students and current events, etc in a given week.

 

 

In a language class, it is important to remember that there is no set formula for all learners and that each learner of the language has a different pace of learning and need to focus on particular skill / skills e.g., Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the Vocabulary Acquisition and Grammatical Accuracy. Hence flexibility of schedule is imperative. 

Since the weekly schedule may be modified as required, a detailed weekly Schedule for the upcoming week shall be posted on Blackboard by the end of each week. 

 

Week 1- Aug 29, 30: 

Introductions; Introductory phrases in Hindi; Introduction to the Hindi Script (Hindi Varnmala), Discussion on the Syllabus

 

Week 2- Sep 04, 05, 06: 

Hindi Script continued,; Introductory Phrases continued; Personal pronouns; Verb “to be” (honaa); Introductions to some interrogatives (question words); Simple Conversation

 

Week 3- Sep 10, 11, 12, 13: 

Possessive ; Hindi script continued; Personal pronouns continued; Verb “to be” (honaa) continued; Introduction to nouns and adjectives; interrogatives continued; Numbers

 

Week 4-Sep 17, 18, 19, 20: Hindi script Continued; nouns and adjectives continued; Numbers continued

 

Week 5- Sep 24, 25, 26, 27: Nouns and Adjectives continued; Postpositions & Oblique; Possession; Introduction to the infinitive and the imperative

 

Week 6- Oct 1, 2, 3, 4: Postpositions & the Oblique Case continued; Possession (possessive postposition, possessive pronouns / adjective) continued; Postposition “to”; infinitive and the imperative continued 

 

Week 7- Oct 8, 9, 10, 11: 

Postposition “to” continued; Imperative continued; Possession continued

 

Week 8- Oct 15, 16, 17, 18: 

Imperatives continued; Habitual / Imperfective Aspect; constructions with conjunctive participle “kar”

 

 

Week 9- Oct 22, 23, 24, 25: 

Habitual/Imperfective Aspect; More pronouns

 

Week 10-Oct 29, 30, 31, Nov 1: 

Imperative, Habitual & Continuous Aspects continued

 

Week 11- Nov 5, 6, 7, 8: 

Verb Tenses continued; Word Order reviewed

 

Week 12- Nov 12, 13, 14, 15: 

Compound verbs; Conjunct verbs; Future tense; General review

 

Week 13-  Nov 19, 20, 21:

Future Tense continued; Perfective tense introduced

 

Week 14- Nov 26, 27, 28, 29: 

Perfective Aspect continued, Review of learnt elements

 

Week 15- Dec 3, 4, 5, 6: 

Individual Project presentations

 

In addition to the above, several other grammatical constructions may be introduced in the course of the class. The weekly schedule as posted on the Blackboard shall be updated accordingly and it will be students’ responsibility to view it regularly and frequently.

 

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements and Tips

  • In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class. Remember : Language-Learning requires much more learning than teaching.

 

  • Students are expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. PLEASE DO VIEW THE ‘WEEKLY SCHEDULE’ on the BB regularly.

 

  • Students are required to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  • They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.

 

 

  • Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing and mastering the increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. Language Learning requires constant review of previously learned materials.

 

 

  • Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter of the textbook.

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodation should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Accommodation for students with disabilities will be provided if the student identifies himself/herself to the instructor at the beginning of the course. The student will need to register with SSD and present the instructor with an official letter from the SSD office. For further details, see the guidelines at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/register.php 

 

 

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HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32135 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm GEA 127
show description

HIN 506 : First Year Hindi I  : Fall 2012

Syllabus and Course Description

Unique Number

32110

 

Unique Numbers of Three Sections

32110

32125

32135

 

Instructor

 

Name : Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID : VSC 276

e-mail : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

 

Unique Numbers of Sections he will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 TTH 12.30-02.00 BUR 112

32125 TTH 02.00-03.30 BUR 228

32135 TTH 03.30-05.00 GEA 127

 

Office Location:

HRH 3.102 A

 

Office Hours:

Wednesday : 11.00-04.00  

Monday / Wednesday : anytime of the day (10.00-05.00) by prior appointment only

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Name : Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 25295

e-mail : manomohini@gmail.com

 

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

Unique # Days Time Location

32110 MW 11.00-12.00 MEZ 1.204

32125 MW 02.00-03.00 MEZ 1.204

32135 MW 01.00-02.00 MEZ 1.118

 

Office location:

WMB 1.114

 

Office Hours: (To be declared)

_____________________________________

This course is a limited enrollment course. 

This course is designed for the "Hindi Beginner" and assumes no background in the language. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi should consult the instructor for placement in the course. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.

 

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 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 the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

Course Objectives

1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation and beyond

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations, and beyond

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials and beyond

D. Writing : Ability to write letters, themes and journals in Hindi Language,   in the the Devanāgarī  script.

 

2. To acquire basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

Text:
Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent.
Required Grammar Reference (Textbook):
(i) Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach yourself Hindi", latest edition, with audio back up.
Optional Reference:
(i) McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.
(ii)Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 

 

Classroom Policies

1. VOCABULARY

  • Vocabulary Acquisition during the course will be students’ responsibility.

 

  • All words used in classroom teachings, used from the textbook, used during oral / written drills, and used in various assignments will be IMPORTANT WORDS.

 

  • No list of Important Words will be given before any exam or assignment.

 

2. SPELLINGS

Spelling errors will be taken more seriously during the Fourth Week of Semester in assignments and in exams.

 

3. TEXTBOOK

Students must bring their textbooks to class daily. 

 

4. CONCENTRATION / FOCUS

Distracting or inappropriate behavior in the classroom will not be permitted. A student, distracting the class will be warned. Failing the warning such student / students will be asked to leave the classroom and will be marked as absent. Such behavior will also affect the 10% of the Final Grade (Class Participation).

 

5. ATTENDANCE

Only three absences will be excused on written (e-mail) request. After three absences, students will be required to provide legitimate documentary evidence (medical certificate, etc.) to qualify for leave of absence. 

 

Grading:

                                                                                                                                                Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit.The final grade is based on the level of proficiency attained by the student, taking into account the student's overall progress and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

  • class participation: 15% 

This includes your preparation for and participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class. Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. The class participation grade will be recorded bi-weekly. 

  •  homework & weekly journal: 25%
  • This includes all assignments handed out/discussed in class and/or posted on the class assignment link on the Blackboard. It is the students' responsibility to check the Blackboard regularly.
  • Starting the 5th week of classes a लेख/ lekh (creative writing / journal writing) is due every Monday. Students are expected to make write their lekh in journal. Students are expected to write their lekh neatly on ruled letter sized paper with a margin an reasonable lined spacing fore feedback and corrections. Rewrites of the corrected lekh are due the Wednesday after the corrected lekh has been returned. Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice. Sloppy and messy wprks will receive only half credit. 
  • Also, as part of the home works students are required to participate in an hour (01) conversation practice in assigned / self-chosen group each week. Students shall be assigned to their conversation group during the 2nd or 3rd week of classes. If  in a particular week you cannot make it to your assigned conversation group you are expected to make up by attending another group that week. Participation in the conversation groups is obligatory as required homework.
  • At the end of the semester, home works and लेख/lekhs will be equally weighted, i.e. hw will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and lekh will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. Homeworks and lekh need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 
  • quizzes: 10%

This includes both, scheduled quizzes and pop-quizzes given over the course of the semester. Dates of scheduled quizzes shall be posted on the class Blackboard page starting 2nd week of semester.

  • exams: 20% (2 @ 10% each)

This includes 2 scheduled mid-term exams, administered over the course of the semester:                        Proposed Dates - Exam 1: Thursday  October 18                                                                                                    Exam 2: Thursday November 15

  • individual project: 15%

Towards the conclusion of semester students are expected to work on an individual project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines shall be discussed in class.

 

  •  final exam: 15%  

This includes a 3 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. The date of the exam shall be determined by the Registrar. Schedule of the exam shall be posted on the class Blackboard page once available from the registrar.

 

Note

All assignments, including but not limited to home works & weekly journals, must be turned in on time to receive full credit.

Sloppy and messy work/papers will receive only half credit.

On the last Monday of classes Students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, lekhs (journals), quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file would affect students’ grades, as the file is used to assess each student's individual progress in the Target Language. 

 

 

Final Grades:

The final grades shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies:

Percentage Grade

92-100  A

89-91   A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

 

Weekly Schedules:
The weekly schedules listed below refer only to the main (but not all) grammatical points that we hope and strive to cover in a particular week. The (term “actual” erased) weekly schedule may be modified depending on the pace of the class, needs of the students and current events, etc in a given week. 

In a language class, it is important to remember that there is no set formula for all learners and that each learner of the language has a different pace of learning and need to focus on particular skill / skills e.g., Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the Vocabulary Acquisition and Grammatical Accuracy. Hence flexibility of schedule is imperative. 

Since the weekly schedule may be modified as required, a detailed weekly Schedule for the upcoming week shall be posted on Blackboard by the end of each week. 

 

Week 1- Aug 29, 30: 

Introductions; Introductory phrases in Hindi; Introduction to the Hindi Script (Hindi Varnmala), Discussion on the Syllabus

 

Week 2- Sep 04, 05, 06: 

Hindi Script continued,; Introductory Phrases continued; Personal pronouns; Verb “to be” (honaa); Introductions to some interrogatives (question words); Simple Conversation

 

Week 3- Sep 10, 11, 12, 13: 

Possessive ; Hindi script continued; Personal pronouns continued; Verb “to be” (honaa) continued; Introduction to nouns and adjectives; interrogatives continued; Numbers

 

Week 4-Sep 17, 18, 19, 20: Hindi script Continued; nouns and adjectives continued; Numbers continued

 

Week 5- Sep 24, 25, 26, 27: Nouns and Adjectives continued; Postpositions & Oblique; Possession; Introduction to the infinitive and the imperative

 

Week 6- Oct 1, 2, 3, 4: Postpositions & the Oblique Case continued; Possession (possessive postposition, possessive pronouns / adjective) continued; Postposition “to”; infinitive and the imperative continued 

 

Week 7- Oct 8, 9, 10, 11: 

Postposition “to” continued; Imperative continued; Possession continued

 

Week 8- Oct 15, 16, 17, 18: 

Imperatives continued; Habitual / Imperfective Aspect; constructions with conjunctive participle “kar”

 

 

Week 9- Oct 22, 23, 24, 25: 

Habitual/Imperfective Aspect; More pronouns

 

Week 10-Oct 29, 30, 31, Nov 1: 

Imperative, Habitual & Continuous Aspects continued

 

Week 11- Nov 5, 6, 7, 8: 

Verb Tenses continued; Word Order reviewed

 

Week 12- Nov 12, 13, 14, 15: 

Compound verbs; Conjunct verbs; Future tense; General review

 

Week 13-  Nov 19, 20, 21:

Future Tense continued; Perfective tense introduced

 

Week 14- Nov 26, 27, 28, 29: 

Perfective Aspect continued, Review of learnt elements

 

Week 15- Dec 3, 4, 5, 6: 

Individual Project presentations

 

In addition to the above, several other grammatical constructions may be introduced in the course of the class. The weekly schedule as posted on the Blackboard shall be updated accordingly and it will be students’ responsibility to view it regularly and frequently.

 

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements and Tips

  • In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class. Remember : Language-Learning requires much more learning than teaching.

 

  • Students are expected to come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. PLEASE DO VIEW THE ‘WEEKLY SCHEDULE’ on the BB regularly.

 

  • Students are required to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  • They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.

 

 

  • Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing and mastering the increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. Language Learning requires constant review of previously learned materials.

 

 

  • Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter of the textbook.

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodation should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Accommodation for students with disabilities will be provided if the student identifies himself/herself to the instructor at the beginning of the course. The student will need to register with SSD and present the instructor with an official letter from the SSD office. For further details, see the guidelines at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/register.php 

 

 

***

 

 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32145 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm BUR 228
show description

Course Number and Title

HIN 507 SP 12

Unique Numbers of Sections

32145

32150

32165  (HUFP)

 

Instructor’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID - VSC 276

email : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

Location : HRH 3.102

Office Hours : Wednesday 12.00 - 04.00 

and by appointment (e-mail / cell) on Mondays and Fridays

 

Teaching Assistant’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 2595

email : manomohini@gmail.com

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

32145

32150

32165

Office location : WMB 1.114

Office Hours : Monday / Wednesday 11.15 - 12.45

 

Course Objectives

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. 

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.   

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. 

Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 

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. 

Text

Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent. 


Text Book
Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach Yourself Hindi", latest edition.
Dictionary

McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.

Optional Reference:
Chaturvedi, M and B.N. Tiwari, "A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.
Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition.
Southworth, F.C., Gambhir, Surendra and Vijay Gambhir 

"नयी दिशायें, लोग (Nayī Dishayẽ, Naye Log)". 

 

Grading   

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit. The final grade is based on the students’ overall progress; and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

 

Class participation : 15%
The class participation grade will be recorded once in three weeks. This includes your preparation for and active participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. 

Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class.  Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as cracking irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. 

 

Home Works & Weekly Journals : 25%

1. Home Work

Home work includes all assignments handed out in class and /or posted in the Home Work folder on the class Blackboard. 

 

2. Weekly Journals

Starting the 2nd week of February one page (minimum) Weekly Journal written in double space is due every Thursday. 

Corrected / graded works will be returned to students on the next Thursday.

Credit will be given to students who omit to repeat mistakes of spellings and grammar.

 

Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice.

 

At the end of the semester home works and weekly journals will be equally weighted; 

i.e. home work will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and weekly journals will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. 

 

Home works and weekly journals need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 

 

Students repeating their pattern errors (students failing to learn from their previous mistakes) are likely lose significant credit; in spite of the volume and / or otherwise fair level of their writings, both in Home Work and in Weekly Journals.

 

Quizzes : 10%
There will be 04 scheduled quizzes over the course of the semester. 

Dates of scheduled quizzes will be posted on the class Blackboard ‘Announcement’.

 

Mid-Term Exams : 20% (2 @ 10% each)
There will be 02 scheduled mid-terms exams administered over the course of the semester-

First Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Second Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, April 05th, 2012

 

Final exam : 15% 
There will be a 03 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. 

The date of final exam shall be determined by the Registrar. 

Schedule of the exam will be posted on the class Blackboard page once available.

(Students are also advised and encouraged to check exam dates on their own by surfing the U.T. Electronic Information Systems. 

 

Individual Project : 15%
All students are expected to work on a project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines and possibilities / scope shall be discussed in class. 

The final grade shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies :

92-100  A

89-91    A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

Submission of Work

At the end of semester, students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file will affect the students grade as the file is used to assess the student's progress.


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HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32150 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 100pm-200pm BUR 228
show description

Course Number and Title

HIN 507 SP 12

Unique Numbers of Sections

32145

32150

32165  (HUFP)

 

Instructor’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID - VSC 276

email : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

Location : HRH 3.102

Office Hours : Wednesday 12.00 - 04.00 

and by appointment (e-mail / cell) on Mondays and Fridays

 

Teaching Assistant’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 2595

email : manomohini@gmail.com

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

32145

32150

32165  (HUFP)

Office location : WMB 1.114

Office Hours : Monday / Wednesday 11.15 - 12.45

 

Course Objectives

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. 

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.   

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. 

Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 

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. 

Text

Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent. 


Text Book 
Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach Yourself Hindi", latest edition. 
Dictionary

McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.

Optional Reference: 
Chaturvedi, M and B.N. Tiwari, "A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition. 
Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 
Southworth, F.C., Gambhir, Surendra and Vijay Gambhir 

"नयी दिशायें, लोग (Nayī Dishayẽ, Naye Log)". 

 

Grading   

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit. The final grade is based on the students’ overall progress; and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

 

Class participation : 15% 
The class participation grade will be recorded once in three weeks. This includes your preparation for and active participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. 

Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class.  Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as cracking irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. 

 

Home Works & Weekly Journals : 25% 

1. Home Work

Home work includes all assignments handed out in class and /or posted in the Home Work folder on the class Blackboard. 

 

2. Weekly Journals

Starting the 2nd week of February one page (minimum) Weekly Journal written in double space is due every Thursday. 

Corrected / graded works will be returned to students on the next Thursday.

Credit will be given to students who omit to repeat mistakes of spellings and grammar.

 

Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice.

 

At the end of the semester home works and weekly journals will be equally weighted; 

i.e. home work will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and weekly journals will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. 

 

Home works and weekly journals need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 

 

Students repeating their pattern errors (students failing to learn from their previous mistakes) are likely lose significant credit; in spite of the volume and / or otherwise fair level of their writings, both in Home Work and in Weekly Journals.

 

Quizzes : 10% 
There will be 04 scheduled quizzes over the course of the semester. 

Dates of scheduled quizzes will be posted on the class Blackboard ‘Announcement’.

 

Mid-Term Exams : 20% (2 @ 10% each) 
There will be 02 scheduled mid-terms exams administered over the course of the semester-

First Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Second Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, April 05th, 2012

 

Final exam : 15%  
There will be a 03 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. 

The date of final exam shall be determined by the Registrar. 

Schedule of the exam will be posted on the class Blackboard page once available.

(Students are also advised and encouraged to check exam dates on their own by surfing the U.T. Electronic Information Systems. 

 

Individual Project : 15%
All students are expected to work on a project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines and possibilities / scope shall be discussed in class. 

The final grade shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies :

92-100  A

89-91    A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

Submission of Work

At the end of semester, students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file will affect the students grade as the file is used to assess the student's progress.


 ***

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II-Hufp

32165 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm BUR 128
show description

Course Number and Title

HIN 507 SP 12

Unique Numbers of Section

32165

 

Instructor’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID - VSC 276

email : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

Location : HRH 3.102

Office Hours : Wednesday 12.00 - 04.00 

and by appointment (e-mail / cell) on Mondays and Fridays

 

Teaching Assistant’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 2595

email : manomohini@gmail.com

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

32145

 32150

32165

Office location : WMB 1.114

Office Hours : Monday / Wednesday 11.15 - 12.45

 

Course Objectives

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. 

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.   

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. 

Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, 

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. 

Text

Textual material developed/selected for this course will be given out in class weekly or posted on the class Blackboard page (https://courses.utexas.edu/webapps/login/ ). When posted on Blackboard an announcement will be sent. 


Text Book 
Snell, Rupert and Simon Weightman, "Teach Yourself Hindi", latest edition. 
Dictionary

McGregor, R.S., "Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition.

Optional Reference: 
Chaturvedi, M and B.N. Tiwari, "A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary", latest edition. 
Anand, I.N., " The Modern English-Hindi Dictionary", latest edition. 
Southworth, F.C., Gambhir, Surendra and Vijay Gambhir 

"नयी दिशायें, लोग (Nayī Dishayẽ, Naye Log)". 

 

Grading   

Each student is evaluated on his/her own merit. The final grade is based on the students’ overall progress; and improvement over the course of the semester as reflected in the categories listed below. This is determined as follows:

 

Class participation : 15% 
The class participation grade will be recorded once in three weeks. This includes your preparation for and active participation in class including sessions conducted by the TA. 

Although attendance per se is not used to determine the grade, please be mindful that class participation is not possible without attending the class.  Active participation includes meaningful participation. Disruptive behavior such as cracking irrelevant jokes, bursting into songs, making side remarks just to get attention, etc. is considered a lack of participation and is recorded as reduced score for class participation. 

 

Home Works & Weekly Journals : 25% 

1. Home Work

Home work includes all assignments handed out in class and /or posted in the Home Work folder on the class Blackboard. 

 

2. Weekly Journals

Starting the 2nd week of February one page (minimum) Weekly Journal written in double space is due every Thursday. 

Corrected / graded works will be returned to students on the next Thursday.

Credit will be given to students who omit to repeat mistakes of spellings and grammar.

 

Occasionally, for a particular week, a topic may be specified. If no topic is specified students are free to write on any topic of their choice.

 

At the end of the semester home works and weekly journals will be equally weighted; 

i.e. home work will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category, and weekly journals will be weighted as half of the 25% assigned to this category. 

 

Home works and weekly journals need to be turned in on time to receive full credit. 

 

Students repeating their pattern errors (students failing to learn from their previous mistakes) are likely lose significant credit; in spite of the volume and / or otherwise fair level of their writings, both in Home Work and in Weekly Journals.

 

Quizzes : 10% 
There will be 04 scheduled quizzes over the course of the semester. 

Dates of scheduled quizzes will be posted on the class Blackboard ‘Announcement’.

 

Mid-Term Exams : 20% (2 @ 10% each) 
There will be 02 scheduled mid-terms exams administered over the course of the semester-

First Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Second Mid-Term Exam : Thursday, April 05th, 2012

 

Final exam : 15%  
There will be a 03 hour cumulative final exam during the final exam period. 

The date of final exam shall be determined by the Registrar. 

Schedule of the exam will be posted on the class Blackboard page once available.

(Students are also advised and encouraged to check exam dates on their own by surfing the U.T. Electronic Information Systems. 

 

Individual Project : 15%
All students are expected to work on a project of their choice which they shall present to the class during the last week of classes. Guidelines and possibilities / scope shall be discussed in class. 

The final grade shall be based on the +/- grading scale recommended by the Department of Asian Studies :

92-100  A

89-91    A-

86-88    B+

82-85    B

79-81    B-

76-78    C+

72-75    C 

69-71    C-

66-68    D+

62-65    D

59-61    D-

0-58      F

Submission of Work

At the end of semester, students are required to submit a file of all the work they have completed over the course of the semester, including all graded home works, quizzes, exams and projects. Failure to submit such a file will affect the students grade as the file is used to assess the student's progress.


 ***

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31990 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm BUR 112
show description

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.


HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31995 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm GEA 127
show description

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.


HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32010 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BUR 228
show description

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.


HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32390-32395 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GAR 0.128
show description

Continuation of HIN 506 Prerequisite: HIN 506 or the equivalent.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32400-32405 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm JES A218A
show description

Continuation of HIN 506 Prerequisite: HIN 506 or the equivalent

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31230-31235 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm GAR 2.128
show description

Modern Hindi of India. HIN 604 and 506 may not both be counted. HIN 506 and URD 604 may not both
be counted. Not open to native speakers of Hindi.

Texts/Readings:
Rupert Snell : Teach Yourself Hindi

 

Course Number and Title

Hindi 506 

 

Unique Numbers of Sections

31230

31235

31240

31245

 

Instructor’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID : VSC 276

email : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

Location : HRH 3.102

Office Hours : Friday 10.00 -01.00 and by appointment on other weekdays.

 

Teaching Assistant

Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 2595

email : manomohini@gmail.com

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

31230

31240

Office location:

WMB 1.114

Office Hours:

Mondays : 01.00-02.00

Wednesdays : 01.00-03.00

 

Course Objectives

  1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials

D. Writing : Ability to write short letters and themes in Devanāgarī script.

 

2. To acquire a basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Textbook (required)

Teach Yourself Hindi (TYH) (by Dr. Rupert Snell)

 

Grading 

Four exams (10% each)  : 40%

Final Exam   : 20%

Homework (Regular)  : 10%

Quizzes (Random)  : 10%

Attendance, Punctuality and Class Participation  : 20%

 

NOTE

  1. Homework assignments must be turned in on time (Monday) for credit.

(b) There will be no Homework and Quizzes on weeks when students will have Exams. 

 

Classroom Policies

1. Students should bring the appropriate textbook to class each day.

2. Class attendance and participation are required and essential to students’ progress.

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements (What students are expected and required to do)

 

  1. In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. 

     Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class.

 

  1. They are expected come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. 

 

  1. Students are expected to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  1. They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.

 

  1. Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing the

     increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. 

     Language   learning requires constant review of previously learned material.

     Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of

     each chapter of the textbook.

 

 

 

EXAMS:

 

  • There will be four exams during the Fall Semester, plus a Final 

(in December)

 

  • There will be no Quiz and / or Home Work in those weeks in which exams will be held.

 

  • Dates of Exams are as follows:

 

  1. September 16th     (Thursday)
  2. October 07th         (Thursday)
  3. October 28th         (Thursday)
  4. November 18th     (Thursday)

 

THE FINAL EXAM:

Proposed Dates

 

Primary Exam : Thursday, December 09th, 2010, 07.00PM-10.00PM

Make Up Exam : Monday, December 13th, 2010,  07.00PM-10.00PM

 

These are the proposed dates, pending approval of the concerned authorities / administration.

 

HOW MUCH WILL WE COVER THIS SEMESTER (2010)

 

  •         We will cover topics and components up to Chapter 12 TYH (the textbook). 
  •         We may not always follow the exact lay out / pattern of our text book but WILL 

          cover all the elements contained therein, depending upon the pace of actual

learning and and of proficiency acquired by the students and also depending upon proficiency requirements of students

  •         Ample opportunity will be created and offered for  Practicing the Language in and

          out of classrooms.

  •         Weekly Schedules for the upcoming week are posted on the Black Board by the

end of each week.

 

 

***

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31240-31245 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CMA A3.112
show description

Modern Hindi of India. HIN 604 and 506 may not both be counted. HIN 506 and URD 604 may not both
be counted. Not open to native speakers of Hindi.

Texts/Readings:
Rupert Snell : Teach Yourself Hindi

Course Number and Title

Hindi 506 

 

Unique Numbers of Sections

31230

31235

31240

31245

 

Instructor’s name, Office Location and Office Hours

Vidhu Shekhar Chaturvedi UTEID : VSC 276

email : vidhu@austin.utexas.edu

Phone (Office) : 232-7921

Cell : 512-924  4630

Location : HRH 3.102

Office Hours : Friday 10.00 -01.00 and by appointment on other weekdays.

 

Teaching Assistant

Ms. Manomohini Dutta UTEID : MD 2595

email : manomohini@gmail.com

Unique Numbers of Sections she will be teaching:

31230

31240

Office location:

WMB 1.114

Office Hours:

Mondays : 01.00-02.00

Wednesdays : 01.00-03.00

 

Course Objectives

  1. To acquire four skills in Hindi:

 

A. Listening : Ability to understand simple, everyday conversation

B. Speaking : Ability to handle simple situations

C. Reading : Ability to read short, simple reading materials

D. Writing : Ability to write short letters and themes in Devanāgarī script.

 

2. To acquire a basic knowledge of Hindi grammar.

3. To become familiar with the cultural contexts in which Hindi is used

 

Textbook (required)

Teach Yourself Hindi (TYH) (by Dr. Rupert Snell)

 

Grading 

Four exams (10% each)  : 40%

Final Exam   : 20%

Homework (Regular)  : 10%

Quizzes (Random)  : 10%

Attendance, Punctuality and Class Participation  : 20%

 

NOTE

  1. Homework assignments must be turned in on time (Monday) for credit.

(b) There will be no Homework and Quizzes on weeks when students will have Exams. 

 

Classroom Policies

1. Students should bring the appropriate textbook to class each day.

2. Class attendance and participation are required and essential to students’ progress.

 

Studying Hindi : Requirements (What students are expected and required to do)

 

  1. In learning a foreign language, it is important to study EVERY DAY. 

     Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day studying Hindi outside of class.

 

  1. They are expected come prepared, read appropriate textbook, do assignments on time and try to do the exercises and activities BEFORE classes. 

 

  1. Students are expected to actively participate in class and to use Hindi whenever possible.

 

  1. They are expected to spend as much time as possible studying with practice tapes in the language lab and with the tapes that come with the textbook.

 

  1. Review: Students are expected to develop a systematic way of organizing the

     increasingly large amounts of materials for which they will be responsible. 

     Language   learning requires constant review of previously learned material.

     Students are expected to pay particular attention to the vocabulary lists at the end of

     each chapter of the textbook.

 

 

 

EXAMS:

 

  • There will be four exams during the Fall Semester, plus a Final 

(in December)

 

  • There will be no Quiz and / or Home Work in those weeks in which exams will be held.

 

  • Dates of Exams are as follows:

 

  1. September 16th     (Thursday)
  2. October 07th         (Thursday)
  3. October 28th         (Thursday)
  4. November 18th     (Thursday)

 

THE FINAL EXAM:

Proposed Dates

 

Primary Exam : Thursday, December 09th, 2010, 07.00PM-10.00PM

Make Up Exam : Monday, December 13th, 2010,  07.00PM-10.00PM

 

These are the proposed dates, pending approval of the concerned authorities / administration.

 

HOW MUCH WILL WE COVER THIS SEMESTER (2010)

 

  •         We will cover topics and components up to Chapter 12 TYH (the textbook). 
  •         We may not always follow the exact lay out / pattern of our text book but WILL 

          cover all the elements contained therein, depending upon the pace of actual

learning and and of proficiency acquired by the students and also depending upon proficiency requirements of students

  •         Ample opportunity will be created and offered for  Practicing the Language in and

          out of classrooms.

  •         Weekly Schedules for the upcoming week are posted on the Black Board by the

end of each week.

 

 

***

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31495-31500 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GAR 0.128
show description

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Continuation of Hindi 506.  Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 507 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Hindi 506 with a grade of at least C.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31505-31510 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm JES A218A
show description

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Continuation of Hindi 506.  Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 507 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Hindi 506 with a grade of at least C.

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