• 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
    • Christopher Diamond
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
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In Hindi 3, we take our language skills to the next level, by moving beyond basic exchanges into more nuanced and natural conversations about life in India and in the South Asian diaspora. Along with the spoken skills that we develop in class, creative assignments will also strengthen your writing and reading abilities. This means that we can start engaging with popular and online media from India and discussing essential knowledge about Indian cultural life. At the end of Hindi 3, you should be able to talk about your skills and abilities, your obligations, experiences, and express your opinions on a wide variety of topics. 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. Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of 2000 words in a variety of registers (Hindi-Urdu, formal-informal, etc.).
  2. Understand and use a range of complex sentence structures and verbal constructions in written and spoken contexts
  3. Express opinions, feelings, and comparisons about a variety of topics related to everyday life in India and Australia.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of North Indian cultural and social dynamics that are reflected in Hindi.

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Learning Portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Weekly Homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Midsemester Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  5. Midsemester Written Assessment (15) [LO 1,2,4]
  6. Final Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Final Written Assessment (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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. 

All Students 

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. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND1200 or a language placement proficiency assessment. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND2002 or HIND6300.

Prescribed Texts

*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 has 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. 




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

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
2320 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View
ANU Online
3379 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View
OUA Online
3380 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View

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