• Class Number 7428
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On Campus
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Chris Diamond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
    • Rina Singh
SELT Survey Results

In this course students can further develop their listening and reading comprehension skills and oral and written communication skills. Students can learn how stress and intonation are used in Hindi to emphasis and clarify what is being said. There will be opportunities to learn a range of basic structures, including all the main tenses, which allow learners to understand and speak about a range of situations related to their own everyday life. Contexts covered include, talking about likes and dislikes, pass times and occupations, days of the week, telling time, and topics such as talking about the weather. Studying in this course will also allow you to appreciate issues such as the cultural importance of family relationships.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and appropriately employ patterns of stress and emphasis in Hindi speech.
  2. Read and write Hindi with a correct understanding of word formation and an ability to write compound words and verb formations.
  3. Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 items and a passive vocabulary of 1500 items.
  4. Understand and be able to use a broad range of sentences, structures, and tenses related to the past, present and future for everyday situations in written and spoken Hindi.
  5. Communicate in contexts such as the everyday lives of students and Hindi speakers.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how Indian cultures and traditions influence communication.

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 Week 1: Study topics 45-48 Homework 1 (Due 11.55pm Sunday August 2)
2 Week 2: Study topics 49-52 Homework 2 (Due 11.55pm Sunday August 9)
3 Week 3: Study topics 53-56 In class assessment: Quiz 1 (30 minutes, in first class, 5%) Homework 3 (Due 11.55pm Sunday August 16)
4 Week 4: Study topics 57-60 Homework 4 (Due 11.55pm Sunday August 23)
5 Week 5: Study topics 61-64 Homework 5 (Due 11.55pm Sunday August 30)
6 Week 6: Assessment Activities In Class Assessment: Midterm-oral (5-10 minutes, in first class, 10%) Midterm-written (ninety minutes, in second class , 15%)
7 Week 7: Study topics 65-68 Homework 6 (Due 11.55pm Sunday September 27)
8 Week 8: Study topics 69-72 Homework 7 (Due 11.55pm Sunday October 4)
9 Week 9: Study topics 73-76 In class assessment: Quiz 2 (30 minutes, in first class, 5%) Homework 8 (Due 11.55pm Sunday October 11)
10 Week 10: Study topics 77-80 Homework 9 (Due 11.55pm Sunday October 18)
11 Week 11: Study topics 81-84 Homework 10 (Due 11.55pm Sunday October 25)
12 Week 12: Assessment Activities In Class Assessment: Final-oral (5-10 minutes, in first class, 10%) Final-written (ninety minutes, in second class, 15%)

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Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quizzes 10 % 01/11/2020 1,2,3,4
Homeworks 30 % 01/11/2020 1,2,3,4
Written Tests 20 % * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Oral tests 30 % * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Participation 10 % 03/12/2020 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


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 %
Return of Assessment: 01/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


Two in-class quizzes held in weeks three and nine (100 words each, total 400 words)

Written answers to a mix of fifteen audio-visual and text questions

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

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 01/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


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

Written and recorded answers to a varying mixture of ten audio-visual and text questions

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

Note: Written portions of homework assignments must be submitted on the supplied answer-sheets which can be downloaded from wattle, written work in other formats is not accepted.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Written Tests

Two ninety minute written and aural tests as mid-term and final tests held in week six and week twelve

Written answers to thirty audio-visual and text questions

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

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Oral tests

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

Spoken answers to ten audio-visual and spoken questions

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

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Return of Assessment: 03/12/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6


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

Based on class recordings and written activities presented in class

Participation is marked on the basis of written and spoken contributions to class activities in each week of teaching

One mark is available for each of the ten instructional weeks

Participation marks are not released before the final results are released

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

Student work will be returned by being uploaded into 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.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of assignment is not allowed

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).
Chris Diamond

Research Interests

Hindi language and Literature, South Asian Studies

Chris Diamond

By Appointment
Rina Singh

Research Interests

Rina Singh

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