- One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week
SOAS Language Centre
Panjabi Beginners Course
2017 Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
Mode of Attendance: Part-time
This SOAS Language Centre course in Panjabi is designed to give participants a basic conversational ability in the language. The course takes the form of a series of situation contexts in which participants will be asked to understand what is taking place around them and to respond in comprehensible and clear Panjabi. Students will be introduced to the Gurmukhi script from the outset and encouraged to learn to read and write Panjabi alongside developing confidence in pronunciation and in oral comprehension skills.
The course is taught in English and Panjabi. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.
Summary of course contents
• Introduction to Panjabi; greetings
• Asking about others; exploring number and gender
• Informal conversation; plural forms
• Talking about nationality; the present tense
• Further conversation; investigating nouns and adjectives
• Describing tastes and flavours; interrogatives
• Discussing work and home; prepositions
• Kinship and family; oblique forms and the present continuous tense
• Making requests; the imperative and the past continuous tense
• Interrogative and negative sentences
Continuing your study
Subject to student demand, the Language Centre may be able to offer an Introduction to Panjabi (Part 2) later in the academic year. The Gurmukhi script will continue to be used, and speaking and comprehension skills developed. Please keep an eye on the Language Centre website for further details as they become available.
- Panjabi Beginners 1 (pdf)
Course materials, if not supplied, are not included in the fee but can be purchased from SOAS bookshop email@example.com. Please see under the syllabus tab for course content and materials.
Fees and funding
Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.