Urdu Language 2

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Year 2 or Year 3
Module code
FHEQ Level
South Asia Section

Module overview


Urdu Language 1A and Urdu Language 1B or equivalent

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…

1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Urdu grammar

2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Urdu vocabulary

3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Urdu structures and expressions in a given context

4. the ability to understand passages in written Urdu of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics

5. the ability to produce passages in written Urdu of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics

6. the ability to understand spoken Urdu and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics


Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

The module aims to develop students’ linguistic skills through grammar work, translation, prose composition, and conversation.  Previous knowledge of the language is consolidated and developed by further class work on linguistic structures, sentence construction, drilling and conversation. Students are introduced to a wide range of language use in diverse materials from contexts such as journalism, literature (e.g. short stories), play readings, recorded conversations, personal correspondence and so forth.  Regular homework tasks reinforce the class learning, encouraging students to write with accuracy and confidence, and to read with increasing fluency and detailed marking of homework ensures that any individual problems or weaknesses can be addressed in a very direct manner.

Method of assessment

  • A portfolio of marked homework, equivalent to 800-1000 words to be submitted the last day of term 2 (10%)
  • One end of term test (60 minutes) at the end of term 1 (20%)
  • One presentation (10 minutes) in the week after Reading Week in term 2 (20%)
  • One oral exam (15 minutes) in term 3 (20%)
  • One final test (90 minutes) in week 2 of term 3 (30%)

Suggested reading

A reading list will be made available to students at the beginning of the module.


Mr Naresh Sharma


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