Fall 2013: PUNJ 1A Punjabi Elementary
M W 4:30-6:10 PM --Eureka Hall 103
Spring 2014: ETHN 122 Syllabus
T Th 4:30-5:45 PM (To be announced)
Punjabi is originally the language of people of Punjab, the land of the five tributaries of the mighty Indus River in the northwestern part of South Asia, where the Indus Civilization flourished 4700 years ago. That land now comprises Punjab (India) and Punjab (Pakistan).
Over 100 million speakers of the Punjabi language now make their presence felt in almost all continents of the world. Punjabi Diaspora brought their language, religion and culture with them. A new generation of Punjabi learners wishes to mirror the cultural and linguistic diversity of the global community.
Phonetic features of the Punjabi language are easy to decode as there is hardly any ambiguity in the script and the sound. Most consonants are grouped according to their place and manner of articulation. Aspirated and un-aspirated consonants in Punjabi form distinctive phonemes, whereas in English, these are only variants.
PUNJ 1A Punjabi Elementary
PUNJ 1B Punjabi Elementary
Punjabi Elementary courses will introduce modern Punjabi as spoken in Punjab and neighboring states. While emphasizing teaching of four language skills: speaking, reading, listening, writing, students will also learn interpersonal communication in Punjabi. Grasping the basics of the language, students are expected to interact with the community members on real life situations, and will include reading comprehension and writing brief compositions.
The Beginning Punjabi 1B: continuation of the Beginning 1A course.
G.E COURSE:Ethnic Studies 122 - Sikh Americans and Globalization: An upper division GE course. The course is generally offered in Spring with prior arrangement by Department of Ethnic Studies.
See the flyer for more information. Course taught by Prof Singh.
Punjabi Language has a history of more than 100 years in California. Sikh Pioneers published Punjabi newspapers in 1913 from San Francisco. They bought a Printing Press and produced a lot of literature for freeing India from the British control. Their dream was to make India a sovereign nation: "United States of India."
At the outset of World War 1, Sikh pioneers created a movement for freedom of India.Punjabi sound Chart
Punjabi Alphabet writing guide
Punjabi Alphabet Song for educational purpose only.