Undergraduate | ANU-HIND1200 | 2024
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Delve further into Hindi as you develop your reading, writing, and speaking. Begin to understand how stress and intonation are used for expression. Get insight into cultural contexts and grow your understanding of the everyday life of Hindi speakers.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
- 24 July 2024
About this subject
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.
- Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of around 1000 items and a passive Hindi vocabulary of 1500 items.
- Demonstrate the use of a broad range of sentences, structures, and tenses related to the past, present, and future for everyday situations in written and spoken Hindi.
- Confidently speak about your own experiences and background with Hindi-speakers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how Indian cultures and traditions influence Hindi communication.
- Talking about studying, liking, seeming and things worth doing
- Talking about comparisons, desires, sickness and general truths
- Talking about things that may be, possibilities, the future and assumptions
- Talking about days of the week, telling time and locations and directions
- Talking about past events, knowing and calendar systems
- Talking about past actions
- Talking about distinguishing between sequences of events in the past
- Talking about liking, abilities and completed actions
- Talking about if… then… statements and where… there… statements
- Talking about attracting attention and compulsion constructions
In Hindi 2, we build upon the foundational language structures, topics, and cultural contexts that we began in Hindi 1. This course has a strong focus on describing actions and events in the past, present, and future. To do this, we learn essential verb forms and practice talking with our friends about past experiences, current activities, and future plans. Class time and course assignments are designed to be interactive and make use of audio-visual material and online tools. You will also start to explore special topics of interest related to Indian culture for course assignments. This entirely online class uses all the digital tools available to us to develop confidence in Hindi communication and interaction with Indian culture. At the end of this course, you will be able to talk with Hindi speakers about travelling in India, going out with friends, your hobbies, basic needs, and desires. With these skills at your disposal, you will quickly make friends with one of the half-billion Hindi speakers in the world, including many who live here in Australia. For ANU students, this course has a strong emphasis on in-person learning, with the additional participation of online students coming through Open Universities Australia (OUA). This makes our classroom highly interactive and diverse.
- Participation in online session (10%)
- 2 x 200 word quiz = 400 words) (10%)
- 10x homework assignments – 3% each (30%)
- Mid-semester oral test - 5min (10%)
- Mid‐semester written test (15%)
- End of semester oral test - 5min (10%)
- End of semester written test (15%)
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To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
- Equipment requirements - 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
- 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.
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