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28 July 2017

ANN: Hindi-Urdu Advanced Language Workshop

 

Hindi-Urdu advanced language training workshop for language teachers and PGR students/advanced researchers

 

Organised by the Exeter South Asia Centre, and led with Syed Akbar Hyder, Director of the UTA's Hindi-Urdu Flagship programme.

14 -18 August 2017, 10-4 pm
Free

The principal aim of the workshop is to train potential teachers of Exeter Foreign Language Centre’s new Hindi-Urdu programme, which will begin in October 2017, subject to sufficient enrolment. We are aiming to develop a curriculum capable of teaching Hindi and Urdu together, that is, one language in two scripts. This is unique in the UK, but successfully trialled in the USA, most eminently by UTA's Hindi-Urdu Flagship programme. As such, teachers of both or either language are very welcome to attend the workshop, which will include multiple sessions dedicated to developing teaching materials - text, videos, audio material, customised lesson plans, assessment tools and also mock teaching sessions. A range of classroom situations and student demographics will be taken into consideration, ranging from weekend classes for children in the community to university students. Actual sessions will depend on the stated interests of the participants, subject to the overall aims of the workshop.

PGR students and academic staff: This activity is partially supported by the College of Humanities, UoE, in order to contribute to PGR training. There will be a specific session dedicated to addressing the needs of PGR students interested in using Hindi/Urdu for their research. PGR students will need to enrol in advance, and provide details of their interests. More advanced researchers are also welcome to enrol and state their relevant research interests.

Contact: Dr Nandini Chatterjee

Fees: Participation in the workshop is free, but spaces are limited, so prior enrolment is essential. There are no funds available for supporting travel or subsistence needs of participants.

Note: Basic knowledge of Hindi/Urdu is essential for all participants.