Further your advanced-beginner knowledge. Learn to describe through narration and use active and passive voice. Cover vocabulary in Hindi film and travel. Look at the culture, including the importance of performance and pressures of life in India.
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- 24 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop and demonstrate an active Hindi vocabulary of 2500 words on everyday and specialised topics.
- Understand and use all standard and complex sentence structures, verbal formations, and styles of language.
- Communicate information and opinions about a wide range of cultural and social issues in Indian society in written and spoken contexts.
- Engage with and analyse contemporary cultural topics from written and multimedia sources from India in Hindi.
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.
- Topic 1 - ‘Film Shooting’ ways to talk about actions take place and say one thing is happening whilst something else is also taking place and who is doing an action.
- Topic 2 - ‘Meeting actors’ ways to describe sudden actions, and talking about ‘without’ doing an action and expressing duration of actions.
- Topic 3 - ‘On the set’ ways to say things like ‘boiling water’ and ‘boiled water’ and distinguish between statements like the ‘the running man’ and the ‘man running’.
- Topic 4 - ‘Learning Hindi’ ways to say things like ‘something is being done’ and ‘doing something’, ‘something is being done by somebody’, and ‘it is happening’.
- Topic 5 - ‘Music director’ ways to use parallel Hindi vocabularies, drawn from Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and other sources and understand registers of expression.
- Topic 6 - ‘College Canteen’ ways to use modal verbs to talk about modes of actions in the performance of verbs, such as acting, impulsively, foolishly, suddenly.
- Topic 7 - ‘Aspirations’ ways to talk about ideas like ‘whether x or y’ and expressing reluctance to act by saying something like ‘X would hardly do Y’
- Topic 8 - ‘Getting Ready’ ways to talk about finding things out, ways of knowing and ways to express that actions are left incomplete.
- Topic 9 - ‘Film stories’ ways to talk about how bodily actions are performed which use supplementary verbs in a manner similar to the English ‘strike a pose’
- Topic 10 - ‘Story telling’ ways to talk about being overcome by emotions, intensifying how actions occur and expressing ideas like ‘nevertheless.. still...’.
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Completion of HIND2300 Hindi 3 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-HIND2400 (Hindi 4) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- 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 - 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 have 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.
Hindi 4 completes all foundational language skills necessary for you to communicate your experiences, opinions, and ideas with Hindi speakers while speaking and writing. By the end of Hindi 4, you will have been introduced to and should have gained confidence in using all basic and complex grammatical structures that will allow you to engage with native speakers of Hindi and authentic materials written in Hindi. You will also have the cultural competency to engage with Indian cultural life. After this course, you will be able to take advanced Hindi courses focusing on fiction and non-fiction literature and media. 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.
Indicative Assessment Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Learning Portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Weekly Homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4] Midsemester Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,4] Midsemester Written Assessment (15) [LO 1,2,4] Final Oral Assessment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] 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.
- Participation (10%)
- 2 x 200 word quiz = 400 words (10%)
- 10x homework assignments – 3% each (30%)
- Mid term oral test - 10 minutes (10%)
- Mid term test - 90 minutes (15%)
- Final oral test - 10 minutes (10%)
- Final test - 90 minutes (15%)
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