Highlights of Intermediate Hindi Syllabus
- Students will build a strong vocabulary of Hindi words without maatras..
- Students will learn the concept of half-letters in Hindi and some related vocabulary.
- Concept of maatra will be introduced; symbolization of vowels and usage with Vyanjan.
- Students will advance their Hindi speaking skills by discussing/presenting their trip to India in the near past and by talking about/presenting trip to any temple. They will learn related vocabulary first.
- Ginti will be taught up to pachaas (50).
- They will learn names of days of the week in Hindi.
- They will learn names of months from Hindu lunar calendar and associate popular festivals with these months eg. Holi in Phalgun, Diwali in Kartik, etc.
- They will learn vocabulary related to House parts, different rooms, main objects and usage in a specific room.Children will be introduced to some short classic poems, eg. Pushp ki Abhilaasha, Himadri Tung Shring Se, etc.
Prerequisites to Intermediate Hindi
- Thorough knowledge of all 13 Vowels and 39 Consonants; in terms of pronunciation, identification and writing skill.
- Should be able write his/her full name in Hindi.
- Knowledge of Ginti from 1 to 20 in Hindi.
- Knowledge of basic colors in Hindi. (12 colors as identified in the Beginner level program).
- Comfortable in reciting some popular Hindi poems.
- Comfortable in answering/having conversation about self and family.
- Knowledge of Hindi names of fruits and vegetables.
- Knowledge of Names of Relations in Indian Family system.
- Knowledge of Names of human body parts.
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ADVANCED COURSE MODULE
1.At the end of this level students will be able to read anything written in Devanaagari script and will have developed sizable vocabulary and understanding to be able to speak, read and compose grammatically correct simple sentences.
2.Students will build a strong repertoire of vocabulary with each maatra (one maatra and related vocabulary will be covered in each class, this topic will be covered in a minimum of 12 classroom instruction sessions). Oral vocabulary will be translated to written in this level.