HINDI- 0549

Handbook 2021-23


Table of Contents

Course Description

Cambridge IGCSE Hindi as a Second Language is accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of Hindi as a Second Language. The Cambridge IGCSE Hindi as a Second Language syllabus encourages learners to develop an understanding of a wide range of social registers and styles, and to learn to communicate appropriately. Our programmes balance a thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop the skills learners need for their next steps in education or employment.

Aims
The aims describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. The aims are to:

• develop the ability to use Hindi effectively for the purpose of practical communication

• form a sound base for the skills required for further study or employment using Hindi as the medium

• develop an awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills

• encourage learners’ use of the expanding body of new vocabulary in Hindi

• promote learners’ personal development.

Content Overview Back

Cambridge IGCSE Hindi as a Second Language offers learners the opportunity to develop practical communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In both written and spoken Hindi, learners will be able to follow factual information as well as abstract ideas, select relevant details, and understand what is directly stated or implied.

Learners will be encouraged to respond effectively to a variety of stimuli. They will be able to express their viewpoints with a degree of accuracy and clarity, in spoken and written form, in order to meet the needs of the given purpose and target audience. This will enable learners to become independent users of Hindi in a range of contexts.

Assessment Overview

All candidates take two components. Candidates will be eligible for grades A* to G.

Centres can choose to enter candidates for an optional third component: Component 3 Speaking. Component 3 is internally marked and externally moderated.

All candidates take:

Paper 1 2 hours

Reading and Writing 67%

60 marks

Written examination consisting of four exercises that test listening skills. Candidates listen to recordings of short and longer spoken texts. Types of task include: short answer questions, gap-fill sentences, information correction and multiple-choice questions

Externally assessed

and:

Paper 2 Approx. 35–45 minutes

Listening 33%

30 marks

Written examination consisting of six exercises that test a range of reading and writing skills. Types of task include: short answer questions, multiple matching, note-making, summary writing, functional writing and extended writing

Externally assessed

Assessment Objectives

The assessment objectives (AOs) are:

AO1 Reading

R1 identify and select relevant information

R2 understand ideas, opinions and attitudes

R3 show understanding of the connections between ideas, opinions and attitudes

R4 understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, writer’s purpose, intention and feelings


AO2 Writing

W1 communicate information/ideas/opinions clearly, accurately and effectively

W2 organise ideas into coherent paragraphs using a range of appropriate linking devices

W3 use a range of grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately and effectively

W4 show control of punctuation and spelling

W5 use appropriate register and style/format for the given purpose and audience


AO3 Listening

L1 identify and select relevant information

L2 understand ideas, opinions and attitudes

L3 show understanding of the connections between ideas, opinions and attitudes

L4 understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, speaker’s purpose, intention and feelings

Weighting for assessment objectives

Paper__1 and 2.pdf

The approximate weightings allocated to each of the assessment objectives (AOs) are summarised below.

Assessment objectives as a percentage of the qualification

Assessment objective Weighting in IGCSE %

AO1 Reading 33

AO2 Writing 33

AO3 Listening 33

AO4 Speaking Total Separately endorsed

Total 100


Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component

Assessment objective Weighting in components %

Paper 1 Paper 2

AO1 Reading 50 –

AO2Writing 50 –

AO3 Listening – 100

Total 100 100

Appendices

Question Papers Back

Mark Schemes

Paper_1 and 2 MS.pdf

Listening Tracks

Paper 2 Listening Audio file.mp3