• Class Number 2699
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • AsPr Peter Friedlander
  • LECTURER
    • AsPr Peter Friedlander
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

In this introductory course students begin to develop basic listening and reading comprehension, as well as oral and written Hindi communication skills. There is an introduction to recognising and pronouncing the sounds used in spoken Hindi and learning the characters used in written and spoken Hindi. Students also will have the opportunity to learn a range of common sentence patterns and read and write basic sentences which allow them to write and speak about a range of everyday situations. Conversational situations covered in the course include, meeting and greeting, describing things around you, going to cafes and restaurants, and shopping. Studying in this course will also allow you to understand how cultural issues such as respect shown in relation to age, gender and religion influence how Hindi is spoken.   

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and pronounce all 52 Hindi sounds and the consonant and vowel combinations.
  2. Read and write all basic Hindi characters and their combinations.
  3. Use an active vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of 750 items.
  4. Understand and use a limited range of simple sentences and tenses for everyday situations.
  5. Communicate in everyday written and spoken contexts such as shopping, travel, and interacting with people.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of status, age, gender, and religion on communication.

Required Resources

Hindi Express
Author: Peter Friedlander
Publisher: ANU
Edition: 2018
ISBN:
Availability: in wattle site
Price:
Notes:

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Classes - Week #1: Orientation Module & Lessons 1-2 Week Begins: Monday 25th February Homework 1: due in wattle Sunday 3rd March, 11.55pm
2 Classes - Week #2: Lesson 3 Week Begins: Monday 4th March Quiz 1 (Week 2, in class, 20 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-2, 2.5%) Write ten responses to questions about Hindi script in response to audio-visual and written questions Homework 2: due in wattle Sunday 10th March, 11.55pm
3 Classes - Week #3: Lesson 4 Week Begins: Monday 11th March Canberra Day Public Holiday on Monday March 11 No impact on on-campus class or online class Homework 3: due in wattle Sunday 17th March, 11.55pm
4 Classes - Week #4: Lesson 5 Week Begins: Monday 18th March Quiz 2 (Week 4, in class, 20 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-4, 2.5%) Write ten responses to questions about Hindi script in response to audio-visual and written questions Homework 4: due in wattle Sunday 24th March, 11.55pm
5 Classes - Week #5: Lesson 6 Week Begins: Monday 25th March Homework 5: due in wattle Sunday 31st March, 11.55pm
6 Classes - Week #6: Revision and Assessment Week Begins: Monday 1st April Mid-term oral (interview, 5 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-6, 10%) Ten questions and responses in relation to: Introductions, everyday objects and daily life Mid-term written (in class, 90 minutes, second class of week, on lessons 1-6, 15%) Write twenty Hindi sentences about materials studied in the course so far in response to audio-visual and written questions
7 Classes - Week #7: Lesson 7 Week Begins: Monday 22nd April Monday 22 Easter Monday, activity replaces online class Thursday 25 ANZAC Day, activity replaces on-campus class Homework 6: due in wattle Sunday 28th April, 11.55pm
8 Classes - Week #8: Lesson 8 Week Begins: Monday 29th April Quiz 3 (week 8, in class, 20 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-7, 2.5%) Write ten Hindi sentences about materials studied in the course so far in response to audio-visual and written questions Homework 7: due in wattle Sunday 5th May, 11.55pm
9 Classes - Week #9: Lesson 9 Week Begins: Monday 6th May Homework 8: due in wattle Sunday 12th May, 11.55pm
10 Classes - Week #10: Lesson 10 Week Begins: Monday 13th May Quiz 4 (week 10, in class, 20 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-9, 2.5%) Write ten Hindi sentences about materials studied in the course so far in response to audio-visual and written questions Homework 9: due in wattle Sunday 19th May, 11.55pm
11 Classes - Week #11: Lesson 11 Week Begins: Monday 20th May Homework 10: due in wattle Sunday 26th May, 11.55pm
12 Classes - Week #12: Revision and Assessment Week Begins: Monday 27th May Final oral (interview, 5 minutes, first class of week, on lessons 1-11, 10%) Ten questions and responses in relation to: Introductions, everyday matters and daily life Final written (in class, 90 minutes, second class of week, on lessons 1-11, 15%) Write twenty Hindi sentences about materials studied in the course so far in response to audio-visual and written questions

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quizzes 10 % 05/03/2019 21/05/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Homework 30 % 03/03/2019 28/05/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Tests 30 % 02/04/2019 04/07/2019 1,2,3,4
Orals 20 % 04/04/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Participation 10 % 25/02/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 05/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 21/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Quizzes

Four in class quizzes (100 words each, total 400 words)

Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the quiz date.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 03/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Homework

Ten weekly written and oral homeworks (each 120 word equivalent, total 1200 words)

Written and recorded answers to ten audio-visual and text questions

Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date.

Note: Students must submit the written portions of the homeworks on the supplied forms which can be downloaded from wattle, written work in other formats is not accepted.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 02/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Tests

Two ninety minute written and aural tests as mid-term and final tests held in week 6 and week 12..

Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date, but final oral and written marks are not returned before the results are released.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 04/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Orals

Two 10 minute oral interviews as mid-term and final tests held in week 6 and week 12.

Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 25/02/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Participation

Participation (in spoken and written in-class activities throughout course)

  • Based on class recordings and written activities presented in class
  • Mark is based on each week of actual participation in class activities
  • Ten marks are available for each of the ten instructional weeks

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned in Wattle.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
AsPr Peter Friedlander
6125 3126
peter.friedlander@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


AsPr Peter Friedlander

AsPr Peter Friedlander
6125 3126
peter.friedlander@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


AsPr Peter Friedlander

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