Urdu Upper Intermediate Course
A one year course in upper intermediate spoken and written Urdu
Duration: 20 hours (2 hours per week for 10 weeks)
Mode of Attendance: Part Time
The course consolidates Urdu grammar, vocabulary, literacy and speaking practice and is aimed primarily at those who have studied Urdu before (Urdu Beginners and Urdu Lower Intermediate). It involves the learning of complex structures and vocabulary encountered in technical and formal language whilst maintaining an emphasis on spoken communication and on listening and reading comprehension.
The course is taught in English and Urdu and includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and a roughly equal balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.
There is no set text for this course. The necessary learner materials will be provided.
The course is taught in a group with a maximum of 15 students. Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London. Participants receive 20 hours of tuition over a 10-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a session).
Language Centre How To Apply
You can enrol:
- online via our online store
- in person by filling out a form in the Language Centre
- by post by sending an Application Form (pdf; 462kb) to our office address
- Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for a course
- We cannot accept cash payments under any circumstances
Not a complete beginner?
If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.
To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 187kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.
Course Fees and Discounted Rates
An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.
If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 462kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.
If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.