• Class Number 6924
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Christopher Diamond
    • Christopher Diamond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
    • Neha Tiwari
SELT Survey Results

Hindi 4 completes the development of the advanced beginner level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. You will gain familiarity with how Hindi-speakers choose different words and expressions 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, like Delhi and Mumbai.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Display an understanding of, and use, formal and informal vocabulary registers.
  2. Understand and use a full range of complex sentences, including passive formations.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary cultural, social, and political issues in India.

Required Resources


*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 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 Lesson 1 Homework 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 31 July 2022)
2 Lesson 2 Homework 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 7 August 2022)
3 Lesson 3 Homework 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 14 August 2022)
4 Lesson 4 Homework 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 21 August 2022)
5 Lesson 5 Homework 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 28 August 2022)
6 Review & Assessment Preparation Assessments: Midsemester Oral Exam (5-10 minutes, 10%) Midsemester Written Exam (take-home, 15%) Language Learning Portfolio - Part 1 (5%)
7 Lesson 6 Homework 6 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 25 September 2022)
8 Lesson 7 Homework 7 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 2 October 2022)
9 Lesson 8 Homework 8 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 9 October 2022)
10 Lesson 9 Homework 9 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 16 October 2022)
11 Lesson 10 Homework 10 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 23 October 2022)
12 Review & Assessment Preparation Assessments: Final Oral Exam (5-10 minutes, 10%) Final Written Exam (ninety minutes, take-home, 15%) Language Learning Portfolio - Part 2 (5%)

Tutorial Registration

no tutorial registration

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Participation 10 % 1,2,3,4
Language Learning Portfolio 10 % 1,2,3,4
Homework 30 % 1,2,3,4
Oral Assessments 20 % 1,2,3,4
Written Assessments 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


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 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


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

Based on class recordings and 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

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Language Learning Portfolio

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

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


Ten weekly 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

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

Oral Assessments

Two 10 minute oral presentations as 1x Midsemester Oral Assessment after week 6 and 1x Final Oral Assessment after week 12.  

Student-designed presentations and asking/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

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

Written Assessments

Two take-home written assessments - 1x Midsemester Written Assessment after week 6 and 1x Final Written Assessment after week 12. 

Written answers to 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 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

No resubmission is 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).
Christopher Diamond
02 6125 3440

Research Interests

Hindi Language & Literature, South Asian Studies, Hinduism

Christopher Diamond

By Appointment
Christopher Diamond
02 6125 3440

Research Interests

Christopher Diamond

By Appointment
Neha Tiwari

Research Interests

Neha Tiwari

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