• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Hindi
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course introduces the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Vocabulary skills are deepened by exploring compound noun formation in words of Sanskrit and Urdu origin in Hindi. Students will learn how Hindi speakers use a range of variant forms alongside standard Hindi in their speech and the ways in which this forms part of how Hindi speakers express identity. The skills needed to read and understand long and complex Hindi sentences are developed through reading a variety of text genres such as film and news magazine articles and a selection of modern Hindi short stories. Cultural contexts covered in the texts include topics such as, the Hindi film industry, caste and community identities, memories of India’s gaining independence, and coming of age in India and the impact of change in India.   

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 Intermediate level of Hindi to:
1. Speak and write confidently in Hindi, demonstrating knowledge of regional forms and compound noun formations.
2. Read and discuss common themes in a range of text types, such as magazines, newspapers, and literature, using appropriate sentence structures.
3. Communicate with urban and rural Hindi speakers about personal lives and world views.
4. Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse current affairs coverage in India.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B1

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% (2, 3, 4)
3. Homework 30% (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Mid term oral - 15 minutes 10% (1, 2, 4)
5. Mid term test - 90 minutes 15% (1, 2, 4)
6. Final oral - 15 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 HIND6400 or a language placement proficiency test. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND6003 or HIND3500.

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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3655 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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