India Studies | Elementary Indian Languages I - VT: Elementary Bengali I
L500 | 18221 | N. Nasrin
L500 Elementary Indian Languages I (3 cr.) VT: Elementary Bengali I.
Various languages will be offered when available. Bengali and
Gujarati are offered for Fall 2010. 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,