• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code HIND-SPEC
Hindi Language and Culture Specialisation

Hindi is the most widely spoken Indian language in India and around the world and is spoken by around half a billion Indians as a mother tongue or second language. The ANU teaches Hindi in a way that balances learning to communicate in Hindi with also promoting the abilities to access the rich cultural resources available in Hindi which range from Hindi literature to the world of Bollywood films.

In an era of rapidly increasing connections between India and Australia a knowledge of Hindi also offers the possibility to participate in the growing ties between our two nations, peoples, cultures and economies. Studying a Hindi specialisation can also lead to opportunities outside of the classroom to engage with Hindi speaking communities in Australia, around the world in the Indian Diaspora, and in India itself.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed, or a course that is a lower level than a course they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this specialisation students will have the skills and knowledge at an Advanced Beginner level of Hindi to:

1. Understand and express themselves in a range of formal and informal vocabulary registers.

2. Write and speak Hindi using a full range of sentence structures including, complex sentences and active and passive verb constructions.

3. Communicate in written and spoken Hindi about a wide range of issues such as traditional cultural practices, education, development, politics, and society.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary Indian cultural and social issues and understand the impact of Indian traditions on communication in Hindi.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HIND6100 Hindi 1 6
HIND6200 Hindi 2 6
HIND6300 Hindi 3 6
HIND6400 Hindi 4 6
HIND6500 Hindi 5 6
HIND6600 Hindi 6 6
HIND6525 Learning Language Locally: India 6-12
ASIA6083 Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A 6
ASIA6108 Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
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