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Spring 2014 Middle East W4614 section 001

Call Number 62497
Day & Time
MW 6:10pm-7:25pm
112 Knox Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Rakesh Ranjan
Course Description Prerequisites: Advanced proficiency in Hindi. This is a one-semester course for those upper level undergraduate and graduate students who have an advanced level of proficiency in Hindi. This course is designed to develop students’ pedagogical and analytical skills in Hindi and to prepare them to teach Hindi in the language classroom. It aims to review grammatical and socio-cultural features of Hindi and expose students to pedagogical methodologies and practices of Hindi. Topics include teaching grammar (inflectional and derivational features of nominal and verbal phrases, types of clauses, and syntactic features of simple and complex sentences), registers, and communicative competence.  It will discuss student-centered learning, task-based learning, and the use of technology in teaching, and methods for working with different categories of learners at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. One collective activity will be to review and analyze current textbooks and web resources so that students are fully familiar with existing materials and engage critically with current pedagogical practice. At the end of the course, students will understand key issues in Hindi language pedagogy, learn to develop lesson plans, design a curriculum and teach a Hindi class independently.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 7 students as of 11:24PM Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Final Exam Day/Time May 12
M 7:10pm-10:00pm
Final Location 112 Knox Hall
Subject Middle East
Number W4614
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141MDES4614W001

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