- Class Number 7705
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic OUA Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Chris Diamond
- Chris Diamond
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
This course completes the development of the advanced beginner level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. In relation to vocabulary you gain familiarity with how Hindi uses different ranges of words for the same idea according to the context in which people are speaking. Sentence constructions include looking at how to express ideas like one action happening while another is occurring, describing how actions are performed in different contexts, such as when narrating an account of events, and distinguishing between the active and passive modes of expression. Conversational contexts covered include talking about the Hindi film industry, travel inside and outside India and the role that Hindi plays in education. Cultural contexts described include, the importance of song, dance and music in Hindi cinema and pressures of life in modern Indian cities such as Mumbai.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Display an understanding of, and use, formal and informal vocabulary registers.
- Understand and use a full range of complex sentences, including passive formations.
- Communicate in written and spoken contexts about wide-ranging issues such as cultural practices, politics, and society and be able to understand and compose short texts on topics such as employment and popular culture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary cultural, social, and political issues in India.
*Available as a free e-book through the ANU Library
Sharma, Naresh, and Tej K. Bhatia. 2014. The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader. Routledge Modern Language Readers. London; New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Staff FeedbackStudents 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
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Lesson 1||Homework 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 1)|
|2||Week 2: Lesson 2||Homework 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 8)|
|3||Week 3: Lesson 3||Homework 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 15)|
|4||Week 4: Lesson 4||Homework 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 22)|
|5||Week 5: Lesson 5||Homework 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 29)|
|6||Week 6: Review & Assessments||Assessments: Midsemester Oral Exam (5-10 minutes, 10%) Midsemester Written Exam (take-home, 15%) Learning Portfolio (Part 1, 5%)|
|7||Week 7: Lesson 6||Homework 6 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, September 26)|
|8||Week 8: Lesson 7||Homework 7 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 3)|
|9||Week 9: Lesson 8||Homework 8 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 10)|
|10||Week 10: Lesson 9||Homework 9 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 17)|
|11||Week 11: Lesson 10||Homework 10 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 24)|
|12||Week 12: Review & Assessments||Assessments: Final Oral Exam (5-10 minutes, 10%) Final Written Exam (ninety minutes, take-home, 15%) Learning Portfolio (Part 1, 5%)|
no tutorial registration
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Learning Portfolio||10 %||1,2,3,4|
|Oral Tests||20 %||1,2,3,4|
|Written Tests||30 %||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU 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 RequirementsThe 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 AssessmentMarks 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
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
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
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
A collection of exercises to be self-corrected in addition to a reflective 'learning journal'.
Will be submitted in two parts at the end of weeks 6 and 12.
Exercises are drawn from course materials to which correct answers are provided. Students must show original work, self-corrections, and a reflection on patterns of success and points for improvement.
Feedback will be provided on Part 1, due in week 6. Part 2 will receive a final grade only.
Assessment Task 3
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 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 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Two 10 minute oral presentations as mid-term and final tests held in week six and week twelve.
Student-designed presentations and answering class Q&As.
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
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Two take-home 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.
Academic IntegrityAcademic 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 SubmissionThe 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 SubmissionFor 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 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 RequirementsAccepted 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.
Student work will be returned by being uploaded into wattle
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions 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
No resubmission is allowed.
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Hindi Language & Literature, South Asian Studies, Hinduism