URDU (اُردُو) LANGUAGE COURSES:
Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language spoken widely across South Asia. It is also the national language of Pakistan. Urdu is spoken by approximately 66 million South Asians who speak it as their mother tongue. It is the 11th most widely spoken language in the world with an estimated 170 million speakers worldwide, including those who speak it as a second language. The ghazals of Urdu poetry are often considered amongst the world’s highest linguistic achievements.
Our Introductory Urdu language classes begin with a focus on learning the Nastaʿlīq (نستعلیق) script and basic conversation and vocabulary. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on grammar, conversation and vocabulary.
Our second series of Introductory Urdu classes, originally launched in February 2020, will begin with the Term 1 course (Urdu 101) starting Tuesday 16 February 2021 and will continue throughout 2021, with Urdu 102-104 offered in subsequent Terms. Intermediate Urdu (201-204), pending sufficient interest, will be offered in 2022.
Our Urdu courses are generally for adults and teens.
DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Urdu courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.
Cost per person per Term (8 classes):
- Waged: $105.00
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $85.00
EarthDiverse offers the following Urdu language courses on a rotating basis:
- Urdu 101: Introductory Urdu, Part 1 (offered 2021 Term 1)
- Urdu 102: Introductory Urdu, Part 2 (offered 2021 Term 2)
- Urdu 103: Introductory Urdu, Part 3 (offered 2021 Term 3)
- Urdu 104, Introductory Urdu, Part 4 (offered 2021 Term 4)
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