Beginning Hindi II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: HIN 102

       Course Name: Beginning Hindi II

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

HIN 101

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course is a continuation of HIN 101. Further develops language skills in Hindi within the socio-cultural context of India and South Asia. Content includes vocabulary, grammatical rules, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and oral and written real life situational conversation. Recommended that experienced students discuss proper placement with instructor.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Student will be able to:

  1. Communicate in Hindi, making spontaneous use of structures and vocabulary studied.
  2. Incorporate elements of contemporary South Asian culture through written and aural class work.
  3. Use spoken Hindi in everyday contexts through responding to simple basic questions.
  4. Illustrate reading comprehension by answering relevant questions on uncomplicated selections.
  5. Use elements of beginning grammar in short listening, spoken, and written exercises.
  6. Write simple sentences in Hindi within the context of what has been studied.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Week Grammar points Conversation points
1. Review of Hindi 101 Vocabulary: town and village,
Compare two towns or villages.
2. Simple and compound postpositions
Time expressions
Relative-correlative constructions
My childhood,
Please tell us about your break.
3. The verb honaa
Conjunct verbs with honaa.
My best friend and his family
4. The oblique infinitive + denaa construction.
Multiple subjects
Weather of my town
My favorite film
5. Imperfective participles
Perfective participles
Expressing continuity with rahanaa, jaanaa, and aanaa.
Conversation in a local market,
Conversation with a taxi driver.
Conversation at a restaurant
6. Compound verbal formations with jaanaa, lenaa, and denaa.
My favorite festival,
What all happen in your favorite festival?
7. Participial construction
Conjunctive participle
My favorite games and sports,
Family structure and values in South Asia
8. The iterative constructions
Reflexive forms
Renting an apartment
Ordering food on phone
9. Compound verbal formations with Daalanaa, paRanaa, uaThanaa, baiThanaa, and rakhanaa. Booking a room in a hotel
At a ticket counter
10. The passive voice
Your favorite book and author
Your hobbies
11. Causative verbs
More on presumptive and subjunctives
Discussion on marriage.
Love marriage versus arranged marriage
12. Phrases and Idioms Food habits
Non-veg versus veg
13. Word formation Pollution problem
Role of technology
14. Letter and application writing Role and status of women in society
15. Review  
16. Final Examination  

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Class time will be devoted to practice, in large and small groups, with structures, expressions, and vocabulary in the context of everyday functions.  Students are expected to have studied segments of the text assigned in the syllabus prior to class, in order to be able to participate as fully as possible.  Workbook exercises provide additional practice in reading and writing.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

For face-to-face.

  1. Attend class regularly.
  2. Do assigned preparation in time for class: the students will read the text's explanations in order to be prepared for the drills and exercises included in each of the topic units detailed in section V.
  3. Accompanying written exercises in the workbook must be submitted to the instructor on the date specified in the syllabus.
  4. Listen to laboratory tapes at least two hours per week, and submit lab exercises on the date specified in the syllabus. Lab assignments will count as 25% of the course final grade.  Students need to have at least a D (60%) in this section in order to pass this course.
  5. Take the quizzes and the exams.  They will include a mix of speaking, listening, reading, and writing elements.

For online

  1. The students must read the text's explanations and watch uploaded videos on grammatical items to be prepared for the drills and exercises included in each of the topic units detailed in section VI.
  2. Accompanying written exercises must be submitted to the instructor before the due the date and time specified in the syllabus. Written assignments must be scanned and uploaded before the time specified.
  3. Listen to laboratory tapes and read online materials at least two hours per week, and submit assignments on the date specified in the syllabus. Lab assignments will count as 25% of the course final grade.  Students need to have at least a D (60%) in this section in order to pass this course.
  4. Take the online weekly quizzes and the exams.  They will include a mix of speaking, listening, reading, and writing elements.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Text: Instructors use the following text:

Jain, U. (1995). Introduction to Hindi Grammar. Centers for South and Southeast Asia Studies. University of California, Berkeley.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Final grade is based on exams, quizzes, workbook and lab assignments, and attendance.

Grading Point System
Class Preparation (20 points per class) 220
Online Workbook/Lab Assignments (60 points per lesson) 300
Quizzes 150
2 exams 350
Five Cultural Essays (25 points each) 125
Oral Presentation 55
Total 1200
Extra-credit assignments (maximum) 120

Grading Scale:
A = 1200-1080
B = 1079-960
C = 959-840
D = 839-720
F = 719 + below

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.