Languages at Leicester

Hindi Post-Beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Key Information

Course starting October 2024

  • Course: To be confirmed July 2024
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: To be confirmed July 2024
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £280 (payable in two termly instalments of £140 each)

These courses will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 12 students. The course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook. 

Terms run from October to December and from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language. 

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Hindi is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Revision of Beginners 1
  • Adverbs of time and place
  • Talking about the past and the future
  • Comparing things and people

  • Grammar:
  • Pronouns, Possessives, Ka/ke/ki possessives
  • Gender, Number,
  • Intransitive and transitive verbs, 
  • Present Tense and Present continuous, Perfective and Imperfective Past, Future

  • Cultural Content:
  • Family life – living with people
  • Shopping in India
  • Seasonal festivals

  • Skills Work:
  • Basic conversations and role plays


WB / PowerPoint presentation / Worksheets-handouts /  Audio files / VLE (BlackBoard) / 

Textbook: Practice Makes Perfect Basic Hindi (2012) by Sonia Taneja.

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in Hindi and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary, writing system and grammar structures of the Hindi language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Hindi language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Post-beginners level (2), you can progress onto the Intermediate level (3). If you are interested in attending a Post-Beginners course please email Languages at Leicester at to register your interest.

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