• 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, Cultural Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Rina Singh
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course completes the development of the advanced beginner level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. In relation to vocabulary you gain familiarity with how Hindi uses different ranges of words for the same idea according to the context in which people are speaking. Sentence constructions include looking at how to express ideas like one action happening while another is occurring, describing how actions are performed in different contexts, such as when narrating an account of events, and distinguishing between the active and passive modes of expression. Conversational contexts covered include talking about the Hindi film industry, travel inside and outside India and the role that Hindi plays in education. Cultural contexts described include, the importance of song, dance and music in Hindi cinema and pressures of life in modern Indian cities such as Mumbai.  

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 upper Advanced Beginner level of Hindi to:
1. Display an understanding of, and use, formal and informal vocabulary registers.
2. Understand and use a full range of complex sentences, including passive formations.
3. Communicate in written and spoken contexts about wide-ranging issues such as cultural practices, politics, and society and be able to understand and compose short texts on topics such as employment and popular culture.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary cultural, social, and political issues in India.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A2+

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

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Three hours per week. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND6300 or a language placement proficiency test. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND6002 or HIND2400.

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 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
8321 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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