Subject details

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

  • Recognise and appropriately employ patterns of stress and emphasis in Hindi speech.
  • Read and write Hindi with a correct understanding of word formation and an ability to write compound words and verb formations.
  • Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 items and a passive vocabulary of 1500 items.
  • Understand and be able to use a broad range of sentences, structures, and tenses related to the past, present and future for everyday situations in written and spoken Hindi.
  • Communicate in contexts such as the everyday lives of students and Hindi speakers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Indian cultures and traditions influence communication.

In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:

  • 30 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week  
  • 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s class content  
  • 180 minutes, participate in 2 x 90 minute sessions, via Zoom  
  • 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises  

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. 

    • 1. Talking about studying, liking, seeming and things worth doing
    • 2. Talking about comparisons, desires, sickness and general truths
    • 3. Talking about things that may be, possibilities, the future and assumptions
    • 4. Talking about days of the week, telling time and locations and directions
    • 5. Talking about past events, knowing and calendar systems
    • 6. Talking about past actions
    • 7. Talking about distinguishing between sequences of events in the past
    • 8. Talking about liking, abilities and completed actions
    • 9. Talking about if… then… statements and where… there… statements
    • 10. Talking about attracting attention and compulsion constructions
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • FAQs
    • Other materials

      • Audio
      • Video

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


Completion of HIND1100 Hindi 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. 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. Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-HIND1200 (Hindi 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset or headphones with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone

In this subject students can further develop their listening and reading comprehension skills and oral and written communication skills. Students can learn how stress and intonation are used in Hindi to emphasis and clarify what is being said. There will be opportunities to learn a range of basic structures, including all the main tenses, which allow learners to understand and speak about a range of situations related to their own everyday life. Contexts covered include talking about likes and dislikes, pass times and occupations, days of the week, telling time, and topics such as talking about the weather. Studying this subject will also allow you to appreciate issues such as the cultural importance of family relationships.

  • For taking part in online session (10%)
  • 4*100 words quiz = 400 words (10%)
  • Oral and written activities (30%)
  • One 5 minute mid‐term oral (10%)
  • Mid‐term written test (15%)
  • One 5 minute Final oral (10%)
  • Final written test (15%)

Textbook information is pending.