- Class Number 4537
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-campus
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Chris Diamond
- Chris Diamond
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India and across the South Asian diaspora globally, including in Australia. In total, Hindi is spoken by nearly 500 million people. ‘Hindi 1’ is the introductory course for Hindi at ANU. 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. At the end of the semester, you will be able to read and write in the Hindi script (Devanagari) and speak comfortably in a variety of everyday scenarios. In addition to studying Hindi grammar in detail, you will also focus on speaking and listening skills through interactive roleplaying and online audio-video interactions for assignments. You’ll also be equipped with essential cultural knowledge to navigate Indian society. By the end of the course, you will be able to comfortably talk about yourself when meeting new friends, describe your home, town and country, shop for essentials and express your likes and dislikes about many things.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and pronounce all 52 Hindi sounds and the consonant and vowel combinations.
- Read and write all basic Hindi characters and their combinations.
- Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive Hindi vocabulary of 750 items.
- Understand and use a range of Hindi simple sentences and tenses for everyday Indian cultural situations as taught in the course.
- Communicate in everyday written and spoken contexts such as shopping, travel, and interacting with people.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of status, age, gender, and religion on communication.
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.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Learning Hindi Script - Part 1||Class Dates: Tuesday, 21 February & Thursday, 23 February Assessment(s): Homework 1 (3%), due Sunday, 26 February at 11.55pm|
|2||Learning Hindi Script - Part 2||Class Dates: Tuesday, 28 February & Thursday, 2 March Assessment(s): Homework 2 (3%), due Sunday, 5 March at 11.55pm|
|3||Lesson 1a||Class Dates: Tuesday, 7 March & Thursday, 9 March Assessment(s): Homework 3 (3%), due Sunday, 12 March at 11.55pm|
|4||Lesson 1b||Class Dates: Tuesday, 14 March & Thursday, 16 March Assessment(s): Homework 4 (3%), due Sunday, 19 March at 11.55pm|
|5||Lesson 2||Class Dates: Tuesday, 21 March & Thursday, 23 March Assessment(s): Homework 5 (3%), due Sunday, 26 March at 11.55pm|
|6||Mid-semester Revision & Assessments||Class Dates: Tuesday, 28 March & Thursday, 30 March Assessment(s): Mid-semester Oral Assessment (5-minute interview, 10%): due in class, 30 March 2023 Learning Portfolio, Part 1 (5%): due Sunday, 2 April at 11:55pm Mid-semester Written Assessment (Take-home, 15%): released 30 March, due Friday 7 April at 11:55pm)|
|7||Lesson 3a||Class Dates: Tuesday, 18 April & Thursday, 20 April Assessment(s): Homework 6 (3%), due Sunday, 23 April at 11.55pm|
|8||Lesson 3b||Class Dates: *Monday, 24 April & Thursday, 27 April Assessment(s): Homework 7 (3%), due Sunday, 29 April at 11.55pm|
|9||Lesson 4a||Class Dates: Tuesday, 2 May & Thursday, 4 May Assessment(s): Homework 8 (3%), due Sunday, 7 May at 11.55pm|
|10||Lesson 4b||Class Dates: Tuesday, 9 May & Thursday, 11 May Assessment(s): Homework 9 (3%), due Sunday, 14 May at 11.55pm|
|11||Lesson 5a||Class Dates: Tuesday, 16 May & Thursday, 18 May Assessment(s): Homework 10, due Sunday, 21 May at 11.55pm|
|12||Lesson 5b & Final Assessments||Class Dates: Tuesday, 23 May & Thursday, 25 May Assessment(s): Final Oral Assessment (10-minute Interview, 10%): due in class, Thursday, 25 May Learning Portfolio, Part 2 (5%): due Sunday, 28 May at 11:55pm Final Written Assessment (Take-home, 15%): released 25 May, due 3 June at 11:55pm)|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Language Learning Portfolio (Part 1)||5 %||1,2,3,4|
|Language Learning Portfolio (Part 2)||5 %||1,2,3,4|
|Written Assessments||30 %||1,2,3,4|
|Oral Assessments||20 %||1,2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Based on performance and degree of involvement in class activities, as recorded in class recordings, and written activities presented in class
Mixture of In-Class and Take-home assessments as suits hybrid class delivery.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Language Learning Portfolio (Part 1)
A collection of language learning activities from the primary textbook to completed over the course of the first half of the semester. To be completed on provided templates with student self-corrections and notes and submitted as a single portfolio.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Language Learning Portfolio (Part 2)
A collection of language learning activities from the primary textbook to completed over the course of the second half of the semester. To be completed on provided templates with student self-corrections and notes and submitted as a single portfolio.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Ten weekly written and oral homework assignments (each approximately of 150 words or the equivalent, total 1200 words)
Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Two written/aural assessment items:
- Mid-semester take-home assessment, during mid semester teaching break
- Final take-home assessment, due 1 week after week 12
Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date, but the final written mark is only released when the final results are released
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Two oral interviews:
- Mid-semester Oral Assessment (Week 6) - 5-min interview
- Final Oral Assessment (Week 12) - 10-min interview
Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date, but the final oral mark is only released when the final results are released
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Participation (in spoken and written in-class activities throughout course)
- Based on performance and degree of involvement in class activities, as recorded in class recordings, and written activities presented in class
- Mark is based on each week of actual participation in class activities
- Ten marks are available for each of the ten instructional weeks
The final oral mark is only released when the final results are released
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Online SubmissionThe 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.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned in Wattle.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of assignments is not allowed
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