• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code HIND-MIN

Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India. As one of the world's largest languages, it is used by around half a billion Indians as a mother tongue or second language. The ANU teaches Hindi in a way that balances learning to communicate in Hindi with also promoting the abilities to access the rich cultural resources available in Hindi, which range from Hindi literature to the world of Bollywood films.

In an era of rapidly increasing connections between India and Australia, knowledge of Hindi also offers the possibility to participate in the growing ties between our two nations, peoples, cultures, and economies. Studying Hindi as a minor can also lead to opportunities outside of the classroom when engaging with Hindi-speaking communities in Australia, around the world in the Indian Diaspora, and in India itself.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary Indian cultural and social issues and understand the impact of Indian traditions on communication in Hindi.
  2. Communicate in written and spoken Hindi about a wide range of issues such as traditional cultural practices, education, development, politics, and society.
  3. Write and speak Hindi using a full range of sentence structures including, complex sentences and active and passive verb constructions.
  4. Understand and express themselves in a range of formal and informal vocabulary registers.

Other Information

Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take 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 take a 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.

International students who are studying all or part of their program on a student visa are advised that this minor is available for in-person and online study. Under the Education Services for Overseas Student Act 2000 (ESOS Act), international students on a student visa cannot do more than 33% of their study online. International students interested in enrolling in the online version of these courses should contact the CAP Student Centre (cap.student@anu.edu.au ) for advice prior to enrolling.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

HIND1100 - Hindi 1 (6 units)

HIND1200 - Hindi 2 (6 units)

HIND2300 - Hindi 3 (6 units)

HIND2400 - Hindi 4 (6 units)

HIND3500 - Hindi 5 (6 units)

HIND3600 - Hindi 6 (6 units)

ASIA3108 - Research Topics in Asian and Pacific Languages (L) (6 units)*

*The course is offered in semester 1 and 2 each year. Students may enrol in this course code up to 4 times, under different topics of Hindi to be included in this minor. Enrolment in this course is subject to the availability and agreement of an appropriate supervisor. It is a requirement that students seek the approval of the potential supervisor before enrolling in the course.

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  HIND 1008: Hindi 1A in-country
  HIND 1009: Hindi 1B in-country
HIND1100 Hindi 1 6
HIND1200 Hindi 2 6
  HIND 2002: Hindi 2 A-B in-country
HIND2300 Hindi 3 6
HIND2400 Hindi 4 6
  HIND 3002: Hindi 2 C-D in-country
  HIND 3500: Hindi 5
HIND3600 Hindi 6 6
  HIND 2108: Readings: SAsian Cultures
  HIND 3108: Adv Readings: SAsiaCultures
  HIND 3501: Sem Hindi Lang & Lit
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