• 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
    • Chris Diamond
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

In this introductory course, students begin to develop basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in modern Hindi communication. Through learning the Hindi script (Devanagari), students are introduced to the sounds of Hindi and are given access to all contemporary written Hindi texts. Students will learn to compose (in speech and writing), basic Hindi sentences through an introduction to the sentence-making patterns and logic of Hindi. Conversational situations covered in the course include meeting and greeting, describing yourself and 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 are shown in relation to age, gender, and religion and how this influences the ways modern Hindi-speakers see the world. 

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 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

This is a co-taught course. The total number of students for both HIND1100 and HIND6100 is capped at 36 students for Semester 1 2020. The undergraduate version of the course HIND1100 is capped at 33 students and postgraduate version of the course HIND6100 is capped at 3 students.


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 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.

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Learning Portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Homework Assignments (10) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Midsemester Oral Exam (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  5. Midsemester Written Exam (take-home) (15) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  6. Final Oral Exam (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  7. Final Written Exam (take-home) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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.

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, including any provided 'pre-class lectures'

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, including any provided 'pre-class lectures'

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

Textbook:

Option 1 -- "Enhanced ebook + Audio"

Snell, Rupert, and Simon Weightman. 2017. Complete Hindi: Beginner to Intermediate Course: Enhanced Ebook. John Murray.


Option 2 -- Print Version

Snell, Rupert, and Simon Weightman. 2016. Complete Hindi. Teach Yourself. London: John Murray Publishing. (ISBN: 978-1-4441-0683-1)

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
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
2341 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online or In Person N/A
ANU Online
2561 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online N/A
OUA Online
3940 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online N/A

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