• 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 2024
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This course introduces an intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills as well as spoken and written communication skills. Students will learn how Hindi speakers use a range of variant forms alongside standard Hindi in their speech, and they will learn how this variation shapes the way 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 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. 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.

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, compound noun formations, and a variety of specialised vocabulary.
  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 a range of Hindi speakers from different backgrounds 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 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Two Mid-term assessments, each worth 5% (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Weekly Homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Mid-term oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Mid-term written assessment (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]
  6. Final oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Final written assessment (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.


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. 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 five additional 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 over the semester. 

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
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
3382 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View
OUA Online
3383 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View

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