ASIANLAN 145 - First Year Punjabi I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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ASIANLAN 145 is a beginner’s course designed for students with little or no knowledge of Punjabi. In this course students will learn the alphabets, come to understand sound and script relationship, and learn and use basic vocabulary, phrases, and sentences. In this elementary course, students will practice all the four skills — listening, speaking, reading and writing — in order to be able to communicate at a basic level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting information. They will learn basic comprehension and communication skills on a limited set of topics and situations.

By the end of the academic term, students will be able to:

  • Meet, greet, and introduce others and themselves in formal and informal settings
  • Ask and answer simple questions about date and place of birth, nationality, marital status, occupation
  • Give simple descriptions of familiar surroundings and daily life using rehearsed and memorized formulae and basic vocabulary
  • Make and understand simple requests, ask and tell price and buy fruits/vegetables and classroom items
  • Express likes/dislikes and preferences
  • Understand and respond to simple exchanges about daily situations regarding self, family, friendship, home, addressing others using socially acceptable reference terms

Course Requirements:

Homework Assignments, Attendance and Class Participation, Quizzes, Project, Midterm and Final Exam

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one semester's study of Punjabi at the University of Michigan.

Class Format:


ASIANLAN 145 - First Year Punjabi I
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001 (REC)
MTuWTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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