• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code HIND-MIN

Hindi is the most widely spoken Indian language in India and around the world and is spoken by around half a billion Indians as a mother tongue or second language. The ANU teaches Hindi in a way that balances learning to communicate in Hindi with also promoting the abilities to access the rich cultural resources available in Hindi which range from Hindi literature to the world of Bollywood films.

In an era of rapidly increasing connections between India and Australia a knowledge of Hindi also offers the possibility to participate in the growing ties between our two nations, peoples, cultures and economies. Studying Hindi as a minor can also lead to opportunities outside of the classroom to engage with Hindi speaking communities in Australia, around the world in the Indian Diaspora, and in India itself.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and express themselves in a range of formal and informal vocabulary registers.
  2. Write and speak Hindi using a full range of sentence structures including, complex sentences and active and passive verb constructions.
  3. Communicate in written and spoken Hindi about a wide range of issues such as traditional cultural practices, education, development, politics, and society.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary Indian cultural and social issues and understand the impact of Indian traditions on communication in Hindi.

Other Information

A student may not take a course that is a prerequisite or a lower level than a course which they have already passed.

Students that are commencing language studies who have prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test before enrolling for the first time. Students will not be permitted to enrol in a course at a lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, and may be exempted from compulsory courses.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

HIND3500 - Hindi 5 (6 units)
HIND3600 - Hindi 6 (6 units)
HIND2400 - Hindi 4 (6 units)
HIND2300 - Hindi 3 (6 units)
HIND1200 - Hindi 2 (6 units)
HIND1100 - Hindi 1 (6 units)
HIND2525 - Learning Language Locally: India (12 units)
ASIA3108 - Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B (6 units)
ASIA3083 - Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A (6 units)
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