• 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
    • Rina Singh
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course introduces the advanced beginner level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Students will be made aware of the ways in which Hindi vocabulary reflects shared traditions drawn from different sources such as Urdu and Sanskrit languages. Sentence constructions covered allow students to talk about not only when events occur but also different ways to describe how events occur. The course also covers, complex sentences with more than one clause, and talking about how actions can occur, be done, or be caused to be done. Conversational contexts covered include, talking about rural and urban life, development and the challenges for young people in finding employment in India. You can also learn about the celebration of religious festivals and the performance of rituals and the central role of wedding celebrations in Indian life.

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 Advanced Beginner level of Hindi to:
1. Display an understanding of, and use, parallel Hindi and Urdu vocabularies in Hindi.
2. Understand and use in written and spoken contexts a range of complex sentences and compound verb constructions relating to the manner in which events occur.
3. Communicate in a wide range of contexts, such as discussing rural and urban life in India and Australia.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of development and modernity 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 HIND1200 or a language placement proficiency test. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND2002 or HIND6300.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via wattle




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

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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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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3333 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
ANU Online
5187 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online N/A

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