• 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
    • AsPr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course introduces the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Vocabulary skills are deepened by exploring different registers of vocabulary used in modern Hindi. Students will learn how Hindi speakers use a range of variant forms alongside standard Hindi in their speech and the ways in which this forms part of how Hindi speakers express identity. The skills needed to read and understand long and complex Hindi sentences are developed through reading a variety of text genres such as film and news magazine articles, modern Hindi short stories and Indian mythological stories. Cultural contexts covered in the texts include topics such as, the Hindi film industry, caste and community identities, accounts of India before, during and after independence, Hindi versions of stories from the Indian epics and the impact of contemporary changes in India.  

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Speak and write confidently in Hindi, demonstrating knowledge of regional forms and compound noun formations.
  2. Read and discuss common themes in a range of text types, such as magazines, newspapers, and literature, using appropriate sentence structures.
  3. Communicate with urban and rural Hindi speakers about personal lives and world views.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse current affairs coverage in India.

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Two quizzes each worth 5% (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Ten weekly homework assignment worth 3 marks each (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  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]

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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 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 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 HIND2400 or a language placement proficiency assessment. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND3002 or HIND6500.

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
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

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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
3943 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online or In Person N/A
ANU Online
3944 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online View
OUA Online
3945 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online N/A

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