Fln 202 001/fln 204 001 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II course Description & Syllabus, Spring 2013 Contact information

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FLN 202 001/FLN 204 001

Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II

Course Description & Syllabus, Spring 2013
Contact information:

Meeting Time: MW ( 3:00 – 4:15pm )

F ( 3:00 – 3:50pm )

Instructor: Nilakshi Phukan

naIlaaxaI fukna- نیلاکشی  پھوکن

Email: nphukan@.ncsu.edu

Classroom: 00202 Poe Hall

Office: 220 Withers Hall

Credits: 4

Office phone: 919-949-1618

Office hour: Thursdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

& by appointment

Course Description:

The second semester of the Intermediate Hindi-Urdu is drastically different from the beginning level Hindi-Urdu. In this level, you must aim to gain not only the progression of the oral communication but also the literacy in Hindi-Urdu. The focus of this course is expression (speaking and writing). You will be able to make lengthy conversations in Hindi on a limited range of topics. You will be able to read longer Hindi-Urdu texts and become familiar with more Hindi-Urdu words, phrases and idioms. You will be able to use common Hindi-Urdu phrases and sentences appropriately in oral conversation and written contexts. You will also gain different social and cultural knowledge through different contexts including situational conversation, listening comprehension activities and multimedia exercises.

Other activities include improvisation, discussion, skits, & audio-visuals! You will also participate in Hindi-Urdu Language Night. You will be exposed to various South Asian events, and watch Bollywood movies and songs as part of this course.

Course Materials Required Text:

1. “Hindi Yatra” (ihndI yaa by Prof. Afroz Taj (Instructor will provide the copy)

2. “Urdu Ka Safar” اردو کا سفر by Prof. Afroz Taj (Instructor will provide the copy)

3. “Introduction to Hindi Grammar” by Usha R. Jain, 2007

(available at NC State book store)

4. Pedagogical Urdu Grammar by Usha R. Jain, translated by M.J. Warsi (available in Moodle server)

Dictionary: “Oxford Hindi English Dictionary” by RS. McGregor, 2006

“Urdu-Hindi-English Dictionary” by S.B.Sahni and Md. Mazhar


During this semester we will watch famous Hindi movie “Kal Ho Na Ho” to increase listening comprehension.

Internet Resources:

  • Hindi-Urdu Conversational Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77E90403BCCCF906&feature=view_all

  • Every Friday I will post conversation video on “YouTube”. You are required to provide response by making your own video by Monday.

  • Hindi-Uru news papers: http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/, http://www.amarujala.com, http://jang.com.pk/, http://www.urdu123.com/news.php, http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/


Upon completion of the second semester of Intermediate Hindi-Urdu you will be able to:

  • Initiate, sustain and close a general conversation in Hindi-Urdu

  • Write letters in Hindi (Devanagari) or Urdu (Nastaliq ) and read Hindi-Urdu texts dealing with personal, social and cultural situations
  • Extract the main idea and information from texts featuring description and narration

  • Explore the multi culture of India and Pakistan through the Hindi-Urdu languages

  • Experience Bollywood Hindi-Urdu songs, movie clips

Communication in class

The course will be conducted primarily in Hindi-Urdu. Questions or concerns that require the use of English are addressed outside of class time, or during the teacher’s office hours.

3. Audio/Video Course Materials, including selected Hindi movie clips and songs illustrating fundamental grammatical constructions from the following Hindi learning websites will be assigned for listening and viewing.



4. Recommended: A dictionary, though not required, will help throughout the language learning process.

Students will be responsible for printing all materials posted on Moodle

Requisites and Restrictions Prerequisites: FLN 201/203
Co-requisites: FLN 204
Restrictions: None
General Education Program (GEP) Information GEP Category

This course does not fulfill a General Education Program category.

GEP Co-requisites

This course does not fulfill a General Education Program co-requisite.


There will be one field trip in this course. Students are required to provide their own transportation for the trip.

Safety & Risk Assumptions


Course evaluation

Attendance: Regular attendance is mandatory for success in this class.
Class Preparation and participation: Class preparation and participation is essential for success in the foreign language classroom. Students are expected to come to class having completed all written and reading assignments and should be prepared to actively participate in meaningful discussion about the lessons/readings in question and/or complete a short quiz (these may be unannounced). Active participation may include sharing your questions and comments about the lessons/readings with the class, engaging your class mates in relevant and meaningful dialogue based on the cultural topics/readings, and/or participating in other class activities (e.g., group work, role-playing, audio-video activities and worksheets, and so forth). Class preparation and participation is evaluated using the following criteria:

Class Participation Grades

A+ (100%)

Outstanding class preparation and class participation. Student meets and exceeds all criteria for "A" (described below).

A (95%)

Student comes to class prepared, having read and thought about the assigned lessons/texts and having completed all written assignments. Student often comes with written notes, and participates actively in class. Student arrives on time, stays the full length of the class, is attentive, responds when called upon, and volunteers frequently with pertinent questions and comments.

B (85%)

Student is usually prepared, sometimes with written notes, and responds when called upon. Student is attentive, participates in all activities, and volunteers with questions and comments on occasion.

C (75%)

Student shows evidence of being unprepared from time to time. Due to lack of preparation, student may have some trouble responding to instructor's questions or participating in class discussion/activities. Student does not volunteer often and sometimes comes to class late/leaves early.

D (65%)

Student is unprepared and/or inattentive. Student never volunteers and regularly comes to class late/leaves early.

F (0%)

Student exhibits a lack of concern for the class, sleeps in class, or distracts his/her class mates. Student's behavior has a negative effect on the class.

Points will be deducted from your final grade if you do have frequent late comings, absences (more than 3 sessions), late work, missing test and assignments. Exceptions for illness, family matters, religious or ethnic holidays should be asked in advance.

Exams: There will be two oral/ written exams (mid-term & final).
Dictations: The instructor will speak a series of words or phrases in Hindi and you will write them in Hindi with their meanings in English. There will be one dictation every other week (except for exam weeks). Dictation number will correspond to the lesson in which the word or the phrases occur.

Quizzes: A short quiz on grammar topics will be given every other week (except for exam weeks).

Homework: You are required to do one homework assignment every each day. Homework should be submitted on the next day of class. Late submission after three days will not be graded.
Video Response: Every Friday instructor will post an oral video on You Tube. Everybody has to post their respond by Monday. If you don’t want to post your video on You Tube then you can send in MP3 version.
Projects/Skits: You will be assigned to create a skit based on the materials learned in the course. The projects may be completed in a group of 2 or 3 students. Students may submit this skit in digital or videotape form. Ask the instructor for more details.
South Asian Event: These events include a variety of cultural and linguistic performances organized in the university or under the guidance of the instructor. You are encouraged to participate in the events and submit a report on the event in no less then 15 sentences in Hindi-Urdu. For further information ask the instructor.
Course requirements:
Attendance 5%

Preparation and participation 10%

Homework 10%

Dictation 5 %

Quizzes (15-20 minutes) 10%

Video Response 5%

Projects/Skits 10 %

Midterm (oral & written) 20%

Final (oral & written) 25%

Grading scale:
Letter Grades

This Course uses Standard NCSU Letter Grading:


97 ≤



93 ≤

< 97


90 ≤

< 93


87 ≤

< 90


83 ≤

< 87


80 ≤

< 83


77 ≤

< 80


73 ≤

< 77


70 ≤

< 73


67 ≤

< 70


63 ≤

< 67


60 ≤

< 63


0 ≤

< 60

Requirements for Credit-Only (S/U) Grading

In order to receive a grade of S, students are required to take all exams and quizzes, complete all assignments, and earn a grade of C- or better. Conversion from letter grading to credit only (S/U) grading is subject to university deadlines. Refer to the Registration and Records calendar for deadlines related to grading. For more details refer to http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/academic_affairs/courses_undergrad/REG02.20.15.php.

Requirements for Auditors (AU)

Information about and requirements for auditing a course can be found at


If a student takes the course on an Audit (AU) basis, then regular attendance and completion of all assignments, quizzes and exams is required.

Policies on Incomplete Grades

If an extended deadline is not authorized by the instructor or department, an unfinished incomplete grade will automatically change to an F after either (a) the end of the next regular semester in which the student is enrolled (not including summer sessions), or (b) the end of 12 months if the student is not enrolled, whichever is shorter. Incompletes that change to F will count as an attempted course on transcripts. The burden of fulfilling an incomplete grade is the responsibility of the student. The university policy on incomplete grades is located at


Course schedule (Subject to change):





January 7


First day of Class, Syllabus

idmaaga kae jagaaAae - دماغ  کو جگاؤ 

Conversation: “Daily Schedule”

Homework: Listen at home “Daily Schedule”


January 9


Review: Grammar

Writing practice: Flash cards

Conversation: “Tell about your winter break “

New vocabulary: “Neighbourhood”


Quiz and Dictation examples

Movie clip and song: student’s choice

Homework – Write your own Hindi-Urdu sentences using the new vocabulary from the list

January 11


Game : read the first five lines of the passage and find different grammatical forms

Read in class: Baarta --- بھارت

Movie clip and song: student’s choice

Conversational Topic: “Neighbourhood”
Home work 2: Translate the first seven sentences into English from the passage Baarta --- بھارتor describing your surroundings in Hindi-Urdu

Week 2

January 14


Read in Class: Baarta --- بھارت

Work on new vocabulary of Baarta --- بھارت


January 16


Conversational Topic: “Neighbourhood”

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Homework: Write ten lines about your neighbourhood.

January 18


Conversational Topic: “Neighbourhood”


Game : Names of roads, cars, trees, flowers of the neighbourhood

Homework: Read at home grammar chapter 27 (pg 194)

Week 3

January 21

Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); Closed

January 23


Dictation: 1 from the passage Baarta --- بھارت

Grammar: chapter 27 – Time Expressions: Exercises

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Directed by Nikhil Advani in 2003

Listening practice, new vocabulary list

Homework: a. Write the first chapter of the movie in your own Hindi-Urdu words. Please use laganaa-لگنا in different constructions.

January 25


Conversational Topic: “Neighbourhood”


Home Work: Write the answers of the questions from the video “Neighbourhood”



January 28


Quiz: 1 (Situational) Instructor will show you some pictures and you need to make your own Hindi-Urdu sentences accordingly

New vocabulary: Reading passage nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

Movie song: students choice and find out the new vocabularies related to love and romance

Conversational Topic: nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

Homework: Write your own Hindi-Urdu sentences using the new vocabularies from the reading passage nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

January 30


Read in Class: nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Homework: Read at home the passage nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

and everybody has to tell the story in Hindi-Urdu in the next class

February 1


Tell the story: nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

Conversational Topic: “Hindustani Cuisine”


Home Work: 1. Translate the first ten sentences into English from the video “Hindustani Cuisine”



February 4


Dictation 2: nyaU yaaEk| - نیو یو رک

Grammar: chapter 34- Expressions with laganaa - لگنا

Read in class: saUFI ka savaala - (pg: 24 in Hindi and 21 in Urdu pdf.

Conversational Topic: Opposites and body parts
Home Work: Exercises 1and 2- Substitution drill,

3 – Chain drill or write about your choices according to the calendar and weather

February 6


Read in class: saUFI ka savaala - (pg: 24 in Hindi and 21 in Urdu pdf.

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Homework: Write the story saUFI ka savaala - in your own Hindi-Urdu words.

February 8


Conversational Topic: “Hindustani Cuisine”


Home work: Exercise 5. Substitution drill or

exercise 7- Transformation drill



February 11


Quiz 2: Exercise 11- Oral question

New vocabulary: Reading passage “saccaa pa- (pg: 59-60 in Hindi and 45-46 in Urdu)

A Spoken Thesaurus: Glossary of “Worry”


Movie song: students choice

Conversational Topic: Personal characteristics, Personal and biographical information

Homework: (In a group) Meet different people in the brickyard and try to get some personal and biographical information about them and write it down in Hindi-Urdu.

February 13


Tell about: Personal characteristics, Personal and biographical information

Read in class: saccaa pa- سچا خط (pg: 59-60 in Hindi and 45-46 in Urdu)

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو and discussion about the south Asian culture in America

Homework: Read at home grammar chapter 35. The Subjunctive Mood

February 15


Conversation: “Eid”

Work on skits: write story, divide characters, acting, recording

Group works: work on skits
Homework: write about a festival your friend like.



February 18


Dictation 3 : from “saccaa pa-

Grammar: Chapter 35- The Subjunctive Mood

Conversational Topic: Hobbies and sports
Homework: Exercise 1, 2 Substitution drill, 3. Individual Conversational Response drill

February 20


Grammar: chapter 36- The suffix vaalaa - والا (pg: 270-273)

Exercise 3. Individual conversational response drill (pg: 273- 274)

Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

New Vocabulary: Reading passage bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب

Game: writing test and practice on the board
Homework: Exercise 7. Transformation Drill, 10. Translation Drill

February 22


oaer-oaayarI -شعر شاعری-, hMsaI-majaak: everyone has to Recite and tell jokes

Send emails in Hindi-Urdu through gmail.com

one on one conversation: Occupation, family’s first preference (what do they want you to do?)
Homework: Write a shayeri or joke in Hindi-Urdu and send it to me through gmail.com



February 25


Quiz 3: Exercise 10- vaalaa - والا (pg: 276)

Conversation: ”Indian Store”


Read in class: bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب

Written by Purnima Gupta (pg: 56 in Hindi and 41 in Urdu)

Homework: Write any seven sentences from the story bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب (first page) and the translate into English.

February 27


Conversation: ”Indian Store”


Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Homework: Write the story of the movie (chapter) we watched today ( eight lines )

March 1

Conversation: ”Indian Store”


Bollywood song: students choice

Hints for the Midterm exam

Field Trip to the Indian store “Kalashree”



March 4 – 8

Spring Break; no classes



March 11



March 13


Midterm Oral Test:

March 15


Midterm Oral Test:



March 18


Dictation: 4 Exercise 7- Transformation Drill

Read in class: bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب

Written by Purnima Gupta (pg: 56 in Hindi and 41 in Urdu)

Homework: Read at home chapter 37

March 20


Conversation Topic: “Movie Plan”


Movie: kla hae naa hae - کل ہو نہ ہو

Homework: Exercise 10. conversational response drill (pg: 284)

March 22

Conversation Topic: “Movie Plan”


Grammar: Capter 36. Individual conversational response drill (pg: 273-274), 10. Translation exercise (pg: 276)

Situational Conversation:

Homework: Translate ten sentences into Hindi-Urdu from the exercise 10. translation exercise (pg: 276)



March 25

Dictation: 4 - Vocabulary from bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب

Conversation Topic: “Movie Plan”


Read in class: bahuta SaUba- بںت خوب

Homework: (In group) Make a plan for movie you’re your friends. Record the conversation and bring it to the next class.

March 27

Grammar: chapter 38 – Intransitive and transitive forms f verbs (pg: 287-292)

Movie: qmarava jaana Ada - امراؤ جان ادا

Homework: Write any historical story of India, Pakistan or America (could be any person, war, place etc.)

March 29


Spring Holiday



April 1


Quiz (Oral) 4: From the exercise 11. Oral questions (pg: 257-258) and 11. Oral questions (pg: 294-295)

One on One: Exercise11. Oral questions (pg: 295)

Game play: How to sell food in road side stores of India and Pakistan.

Homework: Video response or Exercise 2. Transformation drill (pg: 280-281)

April 3

Work on Skits: Watch some previous skits

Folk story: ijasakI laa#I qsaI kI BaE>sa- جسکی لاٹھی اسی کی بھیس written by Usha Jain (available at moodle)

Folk story: ijasakI laa#I qsaI kI BaE>sa- جس حکی لاٹھی اسی کی بھیس written by Usha Jain (available at moodle)

Movie: qmarava jaana Ada - امراؤ جان ادا

Homework: Write any folk story using your Hindi-Urdu words.

April 5

Spring Holiday; no class



April 8

Dictation: 5Vocabulary from ijasakI laa#I qsaI kI BaE>sa- جس کی لاٹھی اسی کی بھیس

Vocabulary from the song: AcCa, taae hma calatae hE> - اچھا تو ٘ ہم چلتے ہیں ۔

Read the song first, listen to the song and then watch the video from the movie “Aan Milo Sajana” sang by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

Cooking practice: Let’s Make some Hindustani Food

Homework: Write your favourite Bollywood Hindi-Urdu song

April 10


Quiz: 5 Intransitive and transitive- exercises 1 and 2 transformation drill (pg: 290-291)

Movie: qmarava jaana Ada - امراؤ جان ادا

Grammar: chapter 39- Verb stem + cauknaa- چکنا (pg: 296-299)

Grammar: chapter 40- Oblique infinitive + laganaa - لگنا

(pg: 300-302)

Homework: Exercise 1, 4, 5 Translation (pg: 297-298) and 6. Translation Execise

April 12


Situational conversation:

Conversation: “Lucknow”


Homework: Listen to the “Lucknow” video and write down the words you don’t understand. Bring it to the next class.



April 15

Conversation: “Lucknow”


Grammar: Chapter 41- The presumptive mood (pg: 303-306)

Language Lab: Computer based activities

Bollywood song: students choice

Homework: Exercise 6- transformation drill (pg: 307)

April 17

Watch and discuss the movie qmarava jaana Ada - امراؤ جان ادا

Grammar: Exercise 3, 4, 6, 8 and exercise 10. Individual conversational response drill (pg: 309)

Homework: Read at home chapter 42. Relative –correlative constructions (pg:310-315). There will be a small quiz on Monday about this topic.

April 19

Quiz: Chapter 42

Situational Conversation : Topic: Marriage, party, reception etc.

Work on Skits

Homework: Write about a marriage party you have attend recently. Please note that you need to express your like, dislike, comments about the marriage and the reception party.



April 22

Small Quiz: From exercise 1. Transformation drill (pg: 315)

Homework: Exercise 9. Individual conversation response drill (pg: 318-319) and exercise 10. Translation exercise (pg: 318), any five from each exercises.

April 24

Final Review, Hints for the final exam

Watch and discuss the movie qmarava jaana Ada - امراؤ جان ادا

April 26

Last day of classes

Skit presentations

Final Exam: May, 1 – 9

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