Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed for people with little or no previous knowledge of Hindi. Primary emphasis will be placed on developing the proficiency necessary to converse with native speakers on a variety of subjects. The Hindi script is introduced and topics covered include: asking questions, forms of greetings, shopping, introducing one's self, train travel, family life, health issues, village life, planning trips, studying in college and popular media. At the end of this subject students should be able to read and write basic Hindi and take part in simple conversations. It is recommended that student take AST1IJI and AST1ICI with this subject.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects HND1DBA, HND1BEA, HND1BE1, HND2BE1, HND3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHindi 1APrescribedFriedlander, P.LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2011
ReadingsThe Oxford Hindi-English dictionaryPrescribedMcGregor, R.S.OUP 1993

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Homework exercises (equivalent to 400 words)10
Weekly 5-minute quiz (equivalent to 400 words)10
Weekly tutorial exercises (equivalent to 400 words)10
final one-hour examination (equivalent to 1000 words)25
mid term one-hour examination (equivalent to 1000 words)25
one 10-minute oral and aural test (equivalent to 800 words)20