Haggling Hindi Students Drive a Hard Bargain

Hindi Shopping Class

Students of Hindi today (10th February 2014) tried their hand at bargaining for silk saris, colourful kurtas and shimmering scarves in a make-shift ‘Indian clothing store’ as part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme’s course “Hindi ‘in situ’”. The shopping experience was the third of five role play events that feature in the innovative course, which uses drama sessions to reinforce language learning and encourages students to regularly make the transfer from classroom to language context. The recruitment of five talented Hindi-speaking role-play actors has been made possible by a project-funding award granted by the Teaching Audit Committee of the Social Sciences Divisional Board.

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