• 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
    • Christopher Diamond
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A1.


This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.


On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Hindi.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.

 

Relevant past experience includes:

-      Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-      Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-      Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-      The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)

 

Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. 2. Four quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. 3. Ten weekly homeworks each worth 3 marks (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. 4. Mid term oral - 5 minutes (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  5. 5. Mid term test - 90 minutes (15) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  6. 6. Final oral - 5 minutes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  7. 7. Final test - 90 minutes (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

On-campus Students  

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 30 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week  

2. 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s class content

3. 180 minutes, participating in 2 x 90 minute classes on campus    

4. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises  

It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.


Online Students  

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 30 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week  

2. 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s class content

3. 180 minutes, participating in 2 x 90 minute classes via Zoom

4. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises   

It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND1008 or HIND6100.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
On-campus
2446 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A
ANU Online
2826 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
4642 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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