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- 27 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Speak and write confidently in Hindi, with appropriate use of a range of genres and registers that include those related to Urdu and Sanskritic Hindi
- Apply a complete knowledge of Hindi grammar, including common variants in understanding and analysing different forms of written and spoken texts
- Listen or view and evaluate broadcast genres such as spoken word, TV, and cinema
- Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse standard modern Hindi literary texts
Each week students are expected to study for five 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
- 180 minutes, online students participate in 2 x 90 minute zoom classes
- 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises
It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
- 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 HIND3500 Hindi 5 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.
- 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
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This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
This subject completes the development of the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Through the study of the selected texts students also deepen their understanding of how the use words drawn from Urdu and Sanskrit in Hindi are characteristic of different genres of Hindi texts. Students will also have opportunities to examine how different authors and genres employ a range of variant forms of grammar and how this impacts on understanding and analyzing a range of Hindi texts. Genres studied may include, spoken and recorded interviews, popular broadcast media and film related materials. Literary texts covered may include short stores from leading Hindi authors such Prem Chand and Upendranath Ashk and contemporary Hindi authors.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- 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-term and final oral exam, 15-20 minutes in length each (20%)
- Mid-term and final written exam, 90 minutes each (30%)
Textbook information is pending.