India Studies | Elementary Indian Languages I - Beginning Bengali I
L500 | 15681 | Staff

(3 cr.)   Various languages will be offered when available.  Bengali
is offered for Fall 2007. May be retaken for credit, but only in a
different language from that of the first enrollment. Introduction to
and brief history of 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.