• 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 Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course HIND6100
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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In this introductory course students begin to develop basic listening and reading comprehension, as well as oral and written Hindi communication skills. There is an introduction to recognising and pronouncing the sounds used in spoken Hindi and learning the characters used in written and spoken Hindi. Students also will have the opportunity to learn a range of common sentence patterns and read and write basic sentences which allow them to write and speak about a range of everyday situations. Conversational situations covered in the course include, meeting and greeting, describing things around you, going to cafes and restaurants, and shopping. Studying in this course will also allow you to understand how cultural issues such as respect shown in relation to age, gender and religion influence how Hindi is spoken.   

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge at an Introductory level of Hindi to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all 52 Hindi sounds and the consonant and vowel combinations.
2. Read and write all basic Hindi characters and their combinations.
3. Use an active vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of 750 items.
4. Understand and use a limited range of simple sentences and tenses for everyday situations.
5. Communicate in everyday written and spoken contexts such as shopping, travel, and interacting with people.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of status, age, gender, and religion on communication.


Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A1. 

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 

The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

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This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website

Indicative Assessment

1. Participation 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
2. Four quizzes 10% (1, 2, 3, 4)
3. Homework 30% (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Mid term oral - 5 minutes 10% (1, 2, 4, 5)
5. Mid term test - 90 minutes 15% (1, 2, 4, 5)
6. Final oral - 5 minutes 10% (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
7. Final test - 90 minutes 15% (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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Workload

On-campus Students  

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 60 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 vocabulary  

3. 90 minutes, participate in the first 90 minute class on campus for the week  

4. 90 minutes, participate in the second 90 minute class on campus for the week  

5. 30 minutes, completing weekly exercises  

It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.

Online Students  

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 60 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 vocabulary  

3. 90 minutes, participate in one 90 minute online session  

4. 90 minutes listen to relevant sections of the on-campus classes  

5. 30 minutes, completing weekly exercises  

It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND1008 or HIND6100.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On-campus
2699 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person
ANU Online
3245 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online
OUA Online
4468 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online

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