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Basic Hindi I

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Rajiv Ranjan, Michigan State University

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781626101050

Publisher: LibreTexts

Language: English

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Reviewed by Carl Polley, Instructor, Kapiolani Community College on 11/30/21

A solid first-semester introduction to the Hindi language, this textbook includes an introductory chapter on Hindi script and the sounds represented by Hindi letters, as well as a variety of lessons that are focused either on topics of... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Hindi Letters & Script
  • Chapter 2: Beginning Conversations
  • Chapter 3: परिवार "Family"
  • Chapter 4: Describing Places
  • Chapter 5: Expressing Likes, Dislikes, Needs, and Possession
  • Chapter 6: Giving Instruction and Making Request
  • Chapter 7: Expressing Present, Past, and Future Actions
  • Chapter 8: Talking About the Past and Completed Actions

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About the Book

Basic Hindi I is an online, interactive, and tech-enhanced textbook that promotes speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Each Chapter in this book has clear stated learning outcomes, a review of previous chapters, reading/listening sections, study abroad section, relevant grammatical items, and cultural notes. The pedagogical approach in the book is mixed and informed by the socio-cultural approaches and the generative approaches of the Second Language Acquisition theory. The mixed theoretical backgrounds match diverse learning and teaching philosophies and styles. Following the learning outcomes guided by American Council of Teaching Foreign Language (ACTFL), this textbook aims for the novice learners to attain intermediate low to mid-level proficiency level. The textbook incorporates pictures, audio-visual materials, and activities developed on the H5P platform to keep learners engaged.

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