• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate together in the same class.

This course completes the development of the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Through the study of the selected texts students also deepen their understanding of how words drawn from different registers in Hindi are characteristic of different genres of Hindi texts. Students will also have opportunities to examine how different authors and genres employ a range of variant forms of grammar and how this impacts on understanding and analyzing a range of Hindi texts. Genres studied may include, spoken and recorded interviews, popular broadcast media and film related materials. Literary texts covered may include short stories from leading Hindi authors such Prem Chand and Upendranath Ashk, other contemporary Hindi authors and texts based on classical Indian mythological stories.   

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Speak and write confidently in Hindi, with appropriate use of a range of genres and registers that include those related to Urdu and Sanskritic Hindi.
  2. Apply a complete knowledge of Hindi grammar, including common variants in understanding and analysing different forms of written and spoken texts.
  3. Listen or view and evaluate broadcast genres such as spoken word, TV, and cinema.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse standard modern Hindi literary texts.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B1+

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

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


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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Two quizzes (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Ten weekly homework assignments worth three marks each (30) [LO 1,2,4]
  4. Mid term oral -take-home project (15 minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Mid term written- take-home project (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]
  6. Final oral - take-home project (15 minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Final written - take-home project (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]

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.


On-campus and 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 dual delivery classes

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 to make up a total of 130 study hours. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND6500 or a language placement proficiency assessment. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND6003 or HIND3600.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5534 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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