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Beginning Shuddh Hindi – Script & Sounds

Learning Objectives:

  1. Master the “devanAgarii” / Hindi script
  2. Pronounce the Hindi letters correctly, by understanding the origin of each sound
  3. Build a vocabulary of at least 200 words in Hindi (nouns, pronouns, and verbs)
  4. Make simple sentences in all three persons

Course Contents:

  1. Vowels (“svar”) & Consonants (“vyanjan”)
  2. Conjoint letters (“bArah khaDii”)
  3. Compound consonants (“saMyuktAkShar”)
  4. Simple words in Hindi
  5. Simple sentences with 2 or 3 words
  6. Question words

Required / Elective: Required 

Prerequisites: Admission into CPSH 

Faculty / Instructor: Asha Chand, Minakshi Rai, Chandrasekar Raghu

Program of Study: Certificate Program in Shuddh Hindi (CPSH)

Start Date: October 12, 2022

End Date: December 14, 2022

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 08:00 PM EST – 09:30 PM EST

Quarter Offered: Fall 2022

Certificate program in Shuddh Hindi – Beginner Phase

Certificate Program in Shuddh Hindi (CPSH)– Beginner Phase is the foundation set of 4 courses for students of all ages, from 9th Grade onward. It is the first of three successive phases – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, which together comprise the CPSH. There is no prerequisite for this program. The medium of instruction is English, and the course is easily accessible for a global audience. It is a 4 – Quarter, 44 – week detailed study that prepares beginner level students, i.e., those without any prior knowledge of Hindi or devanAgari, to achieve a level of comfort with the Hindi language that will enable them to pursue higher learning with ease. The Beginner Phase of CPSH is aimed at high school students and adults with a passion to learn a new language, those who are keen to engage with the texts and literature of pristine Hindi and its numerous derivative knowledge systems. It is taught by dedicated HUA Faculty members, via a user-friendly Online Platform, featuring a learning model that uses live virtual classrooms.

Learning Objectives:  

In this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Master the “devanAgarii” / Hindi script
  2. Pronounce the Hindi letters correctly, by understanding the origin of each sound
  3. Make simple sentences in all three persons
  4. Learn how to make requests and instructional statements
  5. Learn how to ask questions
  6. Recite simple Hindi words and phrases through listening, with the correct pronunciation.
  7. Listen to and recite simple songs.
  8. Using case endings
  9. Using different tenses
  10. Comprehend and recite simple verses
  11. Write short essays and stories
  12. Build a vocabulary of at least 1,000 words in Hindi (nouns, pronouns, and verbs)
  13. Engage in beginner level conversations

 

Program Structure:   CPSH – Beginner Phase is structured in the form of 4 quarters (1 year) sequence, 1.5 Credit hours each. This will add up to 60 hours of instruction and 120 hours of self-study in total. Structured innovatively using the prescribed curriculum and textbooks, augmented with other appropriate course content.

At the end of the 4th quarter, students may enter the intermediate phase, which has 4 quarters i.e., 44 weeks.

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Admission into a Certificate Program in Shuddh Hindi – Beginner Phase

Faculty / InstructorShri. Chandrasekar RaghuSmt. Asha Chand,  Smt. Minakshi Rai,

Quarter Offered: Fall 2022