Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Urdu Beginners 1 online intensive 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.
Duration: 15hrs of classes, 5 weeks
Urdu Beginners 1 Online Intensive (42886)
August-September 2022 Timetable:
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 email@example.com
£299. Please see our Fees Page for full fee information and discounts available.
Terms and Conditions
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How to Apply
This Urdu Beginners 1 course is aimed at complete beginners, no prior knowledge is required. Click here to enrol for Urdu Beginners 1 (42886) online intensive. Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.
Continuing Your Study
This course is equivalent to the 10 week Urdu Beginners 1 level. Students who complete this course may be able to join a Beginners 2 course for the October 2022 term, or a future term at SOAS Language Centre.