Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Ahmed Shamim


MA, City University of New York

Lecturer
Ahmed Shamim

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-0304
  • Office: 4.104G
  • Office Hours: Fall 2020 TTh 12:30-1:30
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Courses


BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II-Wb

32915 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II-Wb

32920 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I-Wb

31905 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Bengali

Goals for the Course:

The course aims to develop the students’ Bangla competency in four skills. The skills are speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The assessment of those skills and the building of competency will be accomplished through an assortment of classes, which focus on various aspects of learning Bangla. Below is a description of each different class along with a weekly schedule according to which the course will run. My target is to help students attain a level of skills through which, by the end of the program, they should at least be able to–

Speaking: • initiate and go along with a brief conversation, specially but not limited to greetings and leave taking. • engage in momentary conversational events on immediate topics, for example, asking directions, responding to personal information questions, etc. • introduce themselves in an uncomplicated fashion.

Listening: • understand predictable personal information spoken to them. • follow clearly articulated everyday conversation, which are predictable. • listen to a short narrative and form hypotheses about what will happen next. • understand the survival instructions in their daily life.

Reading: • understand road signs, home address, news paper ads and so on. • guess the meaning of single unknown words from the context thus deducing the meaning of expressions if the topic is familiar. • understand the most important information in short simple everyday information brochures.

Writing: • write simple texts about experiences or events, for example about a trips to different places. • write personal letters to friends or acquaintances asking for or giving them news and narrating events. • express feelings such as grief, happiness, interest, regret and sympathy.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I-Wb

31910 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 11:30AM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

 Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

Goals for the Course:

The course aims to develop the students’ Bangla competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Below is a description of classes along with a weekly schedule according to which the course will run. My target is to help students attain a level of skills through which, by the end of the program, they should at least be able to–

Speaking: • deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. • enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). • connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, […] dreams, hopes and ambitions. • briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. • narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe […] reactions

Listening: • understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. • understand the main point of many radio or TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Reading: • understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. • understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Writing: • write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. • write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

32445 • Spring 2020
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.118

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

32450 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 2.124

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31885 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 2.124

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

31890 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GAR 2.124

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

32405 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.104

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

32410 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 210

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

32540 • Fall 2018
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 1.142

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

32545 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM UTC 4.120

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

31445 • Spring 2018
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 22

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

31450 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.104

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

32070 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 22

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

32075 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 310

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

31915 • Spring 2017
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM PAR 310

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

31920 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 310

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31875 • Fall 2016
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 22

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

31880 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.122

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

31050 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.106

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31130 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 22

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

31132 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:30PM WCH 4.122

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

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