ASIANLAN 115 - First Year Hindi I
Section: 002
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.
Waitlist Capacity:
Other Course Info:
Students with prior knowledge of Hindi are encouraged to take ASIANLAN 118.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

ASIANLAN 115 is a beginner’s course designed for students with little or no knowledge of Hindi. 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 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
  • 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 Hindi at the University of Michigan.

Class Format:


ASIANLAN 115 - First Year Hindi I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 8:00AM - 9:00AM
TuTh 8:00AM - 9:00AM
002 (REC)
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (REC)
MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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