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Hindi 1

Undergraduate | ANU-HIND1100 | 2024

Read, speak and comprehend basic Hindi. Negotiate the language’s consonant and vowel combinations. Engage in simple everyday conversations about travel and shopping as you get a sense of the lifestyle and culture enjoyed in Hindi-speaking societies.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Hindi 1

About this subject

  • On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge at an Introductory level of Hindi to:

    • Recognise and pronounce all 52 Hindi sounds and the consonant and vowel combinations
    • Read and write all basic Hindi characters and their combinations
    • Use an active vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of 750 items
    • Understand and use a limited range of simple sentences and tenses for everyday situations
    • 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.

Entry requirements


This is a subject for beginners. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: Laptop or computer Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) Headset with microphone Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser Reliable internet access Access to a scanner or smartphone.
  • Other requirements - In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for five 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, post-class completing weekly exercises and assignments. It is also expected that students should spend an additional 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work. 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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