Learn how to get placed into your first Hindi course at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
What is your most recent level of foreign language study?
Students with no prior background in Hindi
No placement test is needed if you have never taken a Hindi language course and do not use Hindi at home. Students with no prior background in Hindi may register for HNDI 1011 without taking a placement test.
Students who studied Hindi abroad or use Hindi at home
For placement into your first Hindi language course, you must take the Hindi Entrance Placement Test (EPT).
Students who earn a high score on the Hindi EPT are invited to review information about the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) and consider whether they may be ready for the LPE. More information about the LPE can be found on the Hindi LPE Test Content page.
If you want to start your Hindi language study in HNDI 1011, you do not need a placement test. You may register for HNDI 1011 without taking a test. See the course descriptions below for information on first-year courses.
College-level Hindi Instruction
Students with previous college-level instruction in Hindi should consult their transcripts and speak with their adviser to determine which course(s) they completed.
Hindi Course Descriptions
First semester: starts beginning-level language instruction; does not require prior language study. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on the development of communicative competence.
Second semester: continues beginning-level language instruction from 1011; continues comprehension, reading, writing and speaking skills.
Third semester: continues language instruction from 1012; begins the intermediate-level language instruction. Development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Grammar review, some basic compositions and oral presentations.
Fourth semester: continues language instruction from 3021; completes the intermediate-level language instruction; passing this course fulfills the CLA Second Language Requirement.