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Hindi Continuers - Stage 6 - Syllabus

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Hindi Continuers - Stage 6 - Syllabus

Hindi Continuers

Stage 6

Syllabus

Original published version updated:

    June 2009 Assessment and Reporting information updated

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    Contents

    1 The Higher School Certificate Program of Study .................................................... 5 2 Introduction to Hindi in the Stage 6 Curriculum ...................................................... 6

    2.1 The Language ........................................................................................................ 6

    2.2 Description of Target Group ................................................................................... 6

    2.3 Rationale................................................................................................................ 7 3 Continuum of Learning for Hindi Stage 6 Students ................................................ 8 4 Aims ..................................................................................................................... 10 5 Objectives............................................................................................................. 10 6 Course Structure .................................................................................................. 11 7 Objectives and Outcomes .................................................................................... 12

    7.1 Table of Objectives and Outcomes .......................................................................12

    7.2 Key Competencies ................................................................................................13 8 Content of Hindi Preliminary and HSC Courses ................................................... 14

    8.1 Themes, Topics and Sub-topics ............................................................................14

    8.2 In-depth Study ......................................................................................................16

    8.3 Tasks ....................................................................................................................16

    8.4 Text Types ............................................................................................................17

    8.5 Vocabulary ............................................................................................................17

    8.6 Dictionaries ...........................................................................................................17

    8.7 Grammar...............................................................................................................17 9 Course Requirements .......................................................................................... 21 10 Post-school Opportunities ................................................................................... 21 11 Assessment and Reporting ................................................................................. 22

    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus 1 The Higher School Certificate Program of Study

The purpose of the Higher School Certificate program of study is to:

    ? provide a curriculum structure which encourages students to complete

    secondary education;

    ? foster the intellectual, social and moral development of students, in

    particular developing their:

    ? knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes in the fields of study they

    choose

    ? capacity to manage their own learning

    ? desire to continue learning in formal or informal settings after school

    ? capacity to work together with others

    ? respect for the cultural diversity of Australian society;

    ? provide a flexible structure within which students can prepare for:

    ? further education and training

    ? employment

    ? full and active participation as citizens;

    ? provide formal assessment and certification of students’ achievements;

    ? provide a context within which schools also have the opportunity to foster

    students’ physical and spiritual development.

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    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus

    2 Introduction to Hindi in the Stage 6 Curriculum

2.1 The Language

    The language to be studied and assessed is the modern standard version of Hindi. This is the form of Hindi which has been approved by the Central Hindi Directorate (Government of India), New Delhi. Modern standard Hindi conforms most closely to the established literary form of this language. While there is often considerable difference between the large variety of spoken forms of Hindi and this standard form, modern standard Hindi is widely employed in India and other places where Hindi is spoken in specific contexts. The modern standard form of the language may be considered to represent a formal style of Hindi. In informal contexts the style of speech is likely to vary from region to region.

    Modern standard Hindi is written in the Devanagari script which consists of syllables rather than letters of an alphabet. In total there are 46 characters in the basic syllabary. While variations of spellings, grammatical structures and the gender of words exist, these have been largely standardised in reference books such as dictionaries and basic grammar texts. The standard

    grammatical description produced by the Government of India is A Basic

    Grammar of Modern Hindi by Dr Aryendra Sharma. The potential lexicon of

    Hindi is large, due to the fact that the language has consistently demonstrated an ability to incorporate words from a variety of sources since its evolution. These include, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Turkish and recently English, among others. The integration of words from other languages demonstrates the flexibility and vitality of this language. A knowledge of modern standard Hindi also provides a foundation for understanding the innumerable regional variants and various styles of spoken Hindi, found both within and outside the subcontinent.

2.2 Description of Target Group

The Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus is designed for students who, typically,

    will have studied Hindi for 400 to 500 hours by the time they have completed Year 12. Students with less formal experience than this will also be able to meet the requirements of the syllabus successfully.

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    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus 2.3 Rationale

The study of Hindi contributes to the overall education of students, particularly

    in the areas of communication, cross-cultural understanding, literacy and

    general knowledge. It provides access to the culture of Hindi-speaking

    countries and communities. The study promotes understanding of different

    attitudes and values within the wider Australian community and beyond. Hindi

    is the official language of the Republic of India and fulfils the role of a

    linguafranca on the Indian sub-continent. It is the third most widely-spoken language in the world after Chinese and English. Hindi is spoken either as a

    first or subsequent language by a majority of people in India as well as in Fiji,

    Mauritius, South Africa, the Caribbean and wherever people of Indian origin

    have settled throughout the world. Hindi also shares a single grammatical

    structure with Urdu, the official language and lingua-franca in Pakistan.

    Consequently, Australians with Hindi language skills can communicate with

    the world’s second largest speech community.

The study of Hindi gives access to a rich and diverse cultural tradition

    developed over a long period of time. This tradition includes poetry, prose,

    philosophy, classical Indian dance and music, meditation and yoga. Hindi is

    also the predominant language of one of the largest film industries in the

    world, producing films for both domestic and international markets.

The ability to communicate in Hindi may, in conjunction with other skills,

    provide students with enhanced vocational opportunities.

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    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus

    3 Continuum of Learning for Hindi Stage 6 Students

     Stages 13 Human Society and Its Environment

    Stages 45

    Languages (mandatory 100 hours)

    Stage 5

    Languages elective courses

    Stage 6

    Hindi Continuers

     Preliminary

     HSC

    Workplace University TAFE Other

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    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus The New South Wales curriculum provides opportunities for students to study

    a language or languages from Early Stage 1 through to Stage 6.

    In the K6 (Stages 13) Human Society and Its Environment key learning area, students develop an awareness of languages and may learn about the

    world through the study of a language.

In Years 710, a language is a mandatory component of the School

    Certificate, with students being required to complete 100 hours of language

    study.

Stage 6 offers students the opportunity to continue the study of a language at

    Continuers level. Students may also begin the study of a language in Stage 6.

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    Hindi Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus

    4 Aims

The aims of the syllabus are to develop the student’s:

    ? ability to use Hindi to communicate with others;

    ? understanding and appreciation of the cultural contexts in which Hindi is

    used;

    ? ability to reflect on their own culture(s) through the study of other cultures;

    ? understanding of language as a system;

    ? ability to make connections between Hindi and English, and/or other

    languages;

    ? cognitive, learning, and social skills;

    ? potential to apply Hindi to work, further study, training, or leisure.

5 Objectives

The student should be able to achieve the following objectives:

    Objective 1 exchange information, opinions, and experiences in Hindi Objective 2 express ideas through the production of original texts in Hindi Objective 3 analyse, process, and respond to texts that are in Hindi Objective 4 understand aspects of the language and culture of Hindi-

    speaking communities. Meeting these objectives will involve using the skills of listening, speaking,

    reading, and writing, either individually or in combination, and being able to

    move between Hindi and English.

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