Hindi-Urdu advanced language training workshop

Nandini Chatterjee
History Department, University of Exeter
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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 UT Austin’s Hindi-Urdu Flagship programme. 
Dates and Times: Monday 14th August to Friday 18th August, 10-4 every day with lunch break
Venue: Margaret Room 1, Queen’s Building
Enrolment: Write to Dr Nandini Chatterjee, n.chatterjee@exeter.ac.uk
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.
 
Content: 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 UT Austin’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.
 
Note: Basic knowledge of Hindi/Urdu is essential for all participants.

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