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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Speak and write confidently in Hindi, demonstrating knowledge of regional forms and compound noun formations
- Read and discuss common themes in a range of text types, such as magazines, newspapers, and literature, using appropriate sentence structures
- Communicate with urban and rural Hindi speakers about personal lives and world views
- Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse current affairs coverage in India
Each week students are expected to study for 5 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.
- 80 minutes, participating in 2 x 90 minute dual delivery classes.
- 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises.
It is also expected that students should spend at least five additional hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work to make up a total of 130 study hours over the semester.
- The exact contents of this course change from year to year. They normally include a range of materials selected from the following kinds of content. Short stories, extracts from novels, parts of plays or film scripts, video based activities, and current affairs based materials from print and online sources. These materials are read and studied by the students along with the teacher and together we work on activities such as reading preparation though study of vocabulary and language forms and reading related materials that contextualise the materials studied. We will also do activities based on the materials such as role play and retelling of the stories in them and working on reflections and presentations on the themes and ideas presented in the study materials. The course includes work in all four areas of language skills reading, writing, and listening and speaking skills.
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Completion of HIND2400 Hindi 4 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-HIND3500 (Hindi 5) 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 -
This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
This course introduces an intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills as well as spoken and written communication skills. Students will learn how Hindi speakers use a range of variant forms alongside standard Hindi in their speech, and they will learn how this variation shapes the way Hindi speakers express identity. The skills needed to read and understand long and complex Hindi sentences are developed through reading a variety of text genres such as film and news magazine articles, modern short stories, and Indian mythological stories. Cultural contexts covered in the texts include topics such as the Hindi film industry, caste and community identities, accounts of India before, during, and after independence, Hindi versions of stories from the Indian epics, and the impact of contemporary changes in India. 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.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
Indicative Assessment Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Two Mid-term assessments, each worth 5% (10) [LO 2,3,4] Weekly Homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4] Mid-term oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Mid-term written assessment (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4] Final oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Final written assessment (750 words) (15) [LO 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.
- Taking part in-class in speaking, listening, presenting, and participating in in-class activities. (10%)
- 4 x twenty minute in-class quizzes (10%)
- Weekly homework activities (30%)
- Mid and final oral exam, 15-20 minutes in length each (20%)
- Mid and final written exam, 90 minutes each (30%)
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