- Code HIND2400
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
Hindi 4 completes all foundational language skills necessary for you to communicate your experiences, opinions, and ideas with Hindi-speakers while speaking and writing. By the end of Hindi 4, you will have been introduced to and should have gained confidence in using all basic and complex grammatical structures that will allow you to engage with native speakers of Hindi and authentic materials written in Hindi. You will also have the cultural competency to engage with Indian cultural life. After this course, you will be able to take advanced Hindi courses focusing on fiction and non-fiction literature and media. For ANU students, this course has a strong emphasis for in-person learning, with the additional participation of online students coming through Open Universities Australia (OUA). This makes our classroom highly interactive and diverse. This course takes full advantage of digital tools and authentic audio-visual materials from India to give you an immersive experience of Hindi language and Indian culture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of 2500 words on every day and specialised topics.
- Understand and use all standard and complex sentence structures, verbal formations, and styles of language.
- Communicate information and opinions about a wide range of cultural and social issues in Indian society in written and spoken contexts.
- Engage with and analyse contemporary cultural topics from written and multimedia sources from India in Hindi.
Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A2+
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Beginner 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 Integrity Rule 2021 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.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Learning Portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Weekly Homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Midsemester Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,4]
- Midsemester Written Assessment (15) [LO 1,2,4]
- Final Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Written Assessment (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Each week students are expected to study for 5 hours as follows:
1. 60 minutes (2x 30 mins) of pre-class preparation. This includes reading the relevant portions of the textbook, watching pre-recorded lectures, and preparing questions for class.
2. 50 minutes (10-15 mins daily) memorising vocabulary and course content
3. 180 minutes of classroom time, participating in 2 x 90-minute classes online.
4. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises and assignments
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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
*This textbook will be used for Hindi 1, 2, 3, & 4
The prescribed textbook is available in two formats. The print version is recommended; however, students can choose to buy the enhanced eBook + audio but there have been reports of technical problems with eBook.
Option 1 -- Print Version
Snell, Rupert, and Simon Weightman. 2016. Complete Hindi. Teach Yourself. London: John Murray Publishing. (ISBN: 978-1-4441-0683-1)
Option 2 -- "Enhanced eBook + Audio"
Snell, Rupert, and Simon Weightman. 2017. Complete Hindi: Beginner to Intermediate Course: Enhanced eBook. John Murray.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7471||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||View|
|6743||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||Online||N/A|
|6744||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||Online||N/A|