Urdu Language

LEARN URDU LANGUAGE AT LANGMA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES

Langma School of Languages is the best foreign language institute in Delhi. We are the only language institute offering Urdu language courses in Delhi. Our Urdu speaking course is unique in form and easy to understand. Our audio/visual classes make it more interesting for students to learn the Urdu language at Langma.

Urdu, closely akin to Hindi, is the national language of Pakistan, the official language in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and an officially recognized language in many states of India. Worldwide, there are over 65 million speakers of Urdu – mainly in India and Pakistan. Since Urdu is written in the Perso-Arabic script, learning Urdu facilitates access to learning Persian and Arabic as well.

The Urdu Course at Langma School of Languages includes six levels [elementary (A1 & A2), Intermediate (B1 & B2), and Advanced (C1 & C2)] of language instruction, in addition to which related courses on various aspects of Urdu literary culture are occasionally offered. Elementary classes focus on language learning, while intermediate students apply their language skills mainly to reading various types of texts, including historical materials and various literary genres. The readings for these advanced courses are mainly determined based on the interests and proficiency levels of the students.

Class format
Lecture 50%
Film/Video 5%
Discussion 15%
Small Group activities 10%
Students presentations 10%
Demonstration 10%

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and is also spoken in parts of India. It is mutually intelligible with Hindi though they differ in their writing systems and in their level of vocabulary. Given the mutual intelligibility, the combined number of Urdu and Hindi speakers is the fourth largest in the world. Learning Urdu is also the key to unlock the knowledge of modern Pakistani culture and society to a student, an understanding of Urdu in the Perso-Arabic script allows the student access to the largest collection of work on Islamic literature after that in Arabic.

Learning Outcome

After completing the course, a student should be able to:

  • Express oneself well in a formal, neutral, or informal register, one that is appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking.

 

  • Read and understand newspapers and other text materials in Urdu.

 

  • Engage with authenticating Urdu language media.

 

  • Write in Urdu using the appropriate style, grammar, and vocabulary.

 

  • Write, perform, and record presentations or interviews in Urdu either individually or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances or interviews.

Syllabus

 

  • Instruction in reading and writing the Urdu script.

 

  • Development of advanced conversational skills in Urdu.

 

  • Advanced discussion of Urdu grammatical usage and literary style.

 

  • Comprehension of lectures given in Urdu.

 

  • While Hindi and Urdu may be considered different languages at the literary formal register, they are more or less

 

  • the same language at the colloquially spoken level.

 

Course catalogue description

 

  • Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Development of Communicative Competence.

 

  • While Hindi and Urdu may be considered different languages at the literary formal register, they are more or less

 

  • the same language at the colloquially spoken level as has been mentioned above.

 

  • Class description

This course is designed to give a basic knowledge of Urdu to beginners with little or no prior experience with the language. Students will learn the basics of proper use of the language to greet a person according to one’s age, religion, stats, etc. in order to introduce oneself and others, exchange information about families, home, and interests, talk about daily routine, tell time, and say the date and the day. By the end of the level, students will feel comfortable with the thematic vocabularies and the basic sentence structures of Urdu. The Hindi script will be introduced at the beginning while the Urdu script in the intermediate level. Students will also learn about South Asian family structure, social customs, popular culture, use of proper language (formal/informal) in different situations.

 

Learn  Urdu Online

Langma offers the Urdu language course online as well since the response at Langma for learning the language is huge. When you experience our online teaching, your world of the Urdu languages becomes bigger, richer, and more interesting. This is because we have an easy, inspiring, and effective online teaching way.  Apart from the online classes, we teach using chat, video conferencing, phone calls, email, social media, bulletin boards, and more. We ensure that you stay connected with fellow students and faculty, building personal networks along the way.

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