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.
TERM 3 URDU COURSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MONDAY 2 AUGUST 2021
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 Urdu courses are for those wishing to study the Urdu language, spoken across Pakistan and India. Our Urdu 101 course is also specially designed to teach the Urdu script, and is perfect also for native Hindi speakers who may also wish to learn how to read and write in Urdu’s Nastaʿlīq (نستعلیق) script, e.g. Urdu for Hindi Speakers.
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: $125.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $100.00 (includes GST + online registration fee)
EarthDiverse offers the following Urdu language courses on a rotating basis:
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: