India Studies | Elementary Indian Languages - Bengali I
L100 | 28613 | Staff

(5 cr.) Fall 2005: Beginning Bengali I. Various languages will be
offered when available. May be retaken for credit, but only in a
different language from that of the first enrollment. Introduction to
and brief history of Bengali language. Basic sound patterns and
writing system with ideas about basic grammar. Ideas about simple
sentence structure and basic grammar leading to reading and
construction of short sentences. Learning essential vocabulary for
everyday conversation. Practicing different expressions: apology,
greeting etc. Classroom use of films, tapes, short conversation,
stories, etc.