- 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...’.
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Virtual Classroom
- Interactive Games
- Embedded Multimedia
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-HIND2400 (Hindi 4) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- EquipmentDetails - 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
This course completes the development of the advanced beginner level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. In relation to vocabulary you gain familiarity with how Hindi uses different ranges of words for the same idea according to the context in which people are speaking. Sentence constructions include looking at how to express ideas like one action happening while another is occurring, describing how actions are performed in different contexts, such as when narrating an account of events, and distinguishing between the active and passive modes of expression. Conversational contexts covered include talking about the Hindi film industry, travel inside and outside India and the role that Hindi plays in education. Cultural contexts described include, the importance of song, dance and music in Hindi cinema and pressures of life in modern Indian cities such as Mumbai.