• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Hindi
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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In this course students can further develop their listening and reading comprehension skills and oral and written communication skills. Students can learn how stress and intonation are used in Hindi to emphasis and clarify what is being said. There will be opportunities to learn a range of basic structures, including all the main tenses, which allow learners to understand and speak about a range of situations related to their own everyday life. Contexts covered include, talking about likes and dislikes, pass times and occupations, days of the week, telling time, and topics such as talking about the weather. Studying in this course will also allow you to appreciate issues such as the cultural importance of family relationships.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge at an Introductory level of Hindi to:
1. Recognise and appropriately employ patterns of stress and emphasis in Hindi speech.
2. Read and write Hindi with a correct understanding of word formation and an ability to write compound words and verb formations.
3. Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 items and a passive vocabulary of 1500 items.
4. Understand and be able to use a broad range of sentences, structures, and tenses related to the past, present and future for everyday situations in written and spoken Hindi.
5. Communicate in contexts such as the everyday lives of students and Hindi speakers.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of how Indian cultures and traditions influence communication.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A1+

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 


The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.

As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. Participation 10% (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
2. Four quizzes 10% (1, 2, 3, 4)
3. Homework 30% (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Mid term oral - 5 minutes 10% (1, 2, 4, 5)
5. Mid term test - 90 minutes 15% (1, 2, 4, 5)
6. Final oral - 5 minutes 10% (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
7. Final test - 90 minutes 15% (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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Five contact hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND1100 or a language placement proficiency test. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND1009 or HIND6200.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7838 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
ANU Online
9206 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A
OUA Online
10237 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

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