Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term
The course aims to provide you with a thorough introduction to contemporary Urdu. You will cover basic grammatical constructions and acquire essential vocabulary to communicate within a range of everyday situations likely to be encountered in Urdu-speaking areas. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in Urdu.
The course is taught in English and Urdu with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. The cultural context is embedded within the study of the language to allow you to appreciate the appropriateness and linguistic etiquette when interacting with native speakers. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the course.
Online Course Requirements
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The course will be based on the textbook:
Matthews, D. and Dalvi, M. K. (2010) Complete Urdu (+CDs). Teach Yourself Books: London.
Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirement and progression route:
For the first stage of Urdu Beginners (i.e. Urdu Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Urdu Beginners 1 is to Urdu Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3. Upon successful completion of Urdu Beginners 3 you will be able to progress to the Elementary level course in Urdu.
Urdu Beginners 1 (complete beginners) is offered as part of our Intensive courses starting August 2022:
Urdu Beginners 1 Online Intensive Course (42886) 2nd August - 1st September 2022
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Urdu Language Homepage.
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