Undergraduate | ANU-HIND2300 | 2024
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Study an advanced beginner level of Hindi. Learn the ways Hindi vocabulary reflects traditions. Cover complex sentences with more than one clause. Talk about how actions can occur, be done or be caused.
About this subject
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of 2000 words in a variety of registers (Hindi-Urdu, formal-informal, etc.).
- Understand and use a range of complex sentence structures and verbal constructions in written and spoken contexts
- Express opinions, feelings, and comparisons about a variety of topics related to everyday life in India and Australia.
- Demonstrate an understanding of North Indian cultural and social dynamics that are reflected in Hindi.
- Topic 1 – ‘Village life’ How to speak using combinations of verbs in order to express ways in which actions are performed using, and say things like: go to sleep, drink up, write down, know how to ~, know the way to ~, feel shame, enjoy ~.
- Topic 2 – ‘Celebrating a festival’ Speaking about possibilities and relationships, and saying things like ‘If ... then..’, and ‘something - so that - another thing’. Talking about relationships and using address terms and descriptive terms for relationships.
- Topic 3 – ‘By a well’ How to speak with emphasis, and say things like: [I] indeed, [I] myself, [it] happened by itself, and ways in which to make statements which relate to general truths about events and conditions in the past, present or future.
- Topic 4 – ‘On the road’ How to speak about who is doing an action and qualifiers for nouns and actions, the use of the postfix ‘vālā’ to create nouns and adjectives and identify the doers of actions, and special usages related to immanent actions.
- Topic 5 – ‘Travelling’ How to speak about relationships between events in time, quantity, number and space, and say things like: ‘as long as… so long as…’, ‘as many as.. so many as’, ‘Where… there…’.
- Topic 6 – ‘Cafe life’ Speaking about giving permission, feelings, continuity of actions and modifiers of quantities, and say things like: ‘let me go’, ‘I feel...’, ‘Keep on’ doing something, and distinguish between statements like ‘many ~’ and ‘lot’s of ~’.
- Topic 7 – ‘At a post office’ speaking about, similarity, difference, related actions and similarity , and say things like: something is the same as another thing, something is done in a similar manner to another action and something is identical to another thing.
- Topic 8 – ‘Life events’ How to speak about life events and say things like: it takes so much of something to do something, respect levels in references to life events happening to people, talking about memories and accidents and injuries.
- Topic 9 – ‘In a factory’ How to speak about actions and use Hindi verbs in ways which express three ways an action can happen: an action happens by itself, an action is done by somebody, or one person causes another person to do an action.
- Topic 10 – ‘Make in India’ speaking about aspects of the performance of actions and say things like: when an action commences, actions spoken of in a manner similar to ‘take care of something’, and expressing visibility and audibility.
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, and experiences, and express your opinions on a wide variety of topics. 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. 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.
- Participation in group discussions in the online class (10%)
- 2 x 200 word quiz = 400 words (10%)
- 10x homework assignments – 3% each (30%)
- Mid term oral test - 10 minutes (10%)
- Final oral test - 10 minutes (10%)
- Mid term test - 90 minutes (15%)
- Final test - 90 minutes (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:
Completion of HIND1200 Hindi 2 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-HIND2300 (Hindi 3) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course 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 - 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, 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. 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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