Summer School "Intensive Course in Spoken and Written Urdu" in August 2010
Summer School “Intensive Course in
Spoken and Written Urdu”
The South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany,
will offer introductory and intermediate courses in Urdu during the summer
vacations 2010. In the introductory course, students develop speaking, reading,
listening and writing skills and acquire basic vocabulary as well as knowledge
of the main grammatical structures and conversational etiquette of Urdu.
At the intermediate level, students expand
their vocabulary, their knowledge of grammatical structures and develop ease
and confidence in dealing with communicative tasks.
The instructors, Ms Amtul Manan Tahir, Ms
Bushra Iqbal and Dr Christina Oesterheld, have taught regular Urdu courses at Erfurt and Heidelberg and
intensive courses at Erfurt and Heidelberg.
Classes are scheduled to take place from Monday
to Friday, 9 am to 3.30 pm. Participants who take part in the full programme
and pass the written tests will be awarded 7 ECTS or equivalent credits.
All participants are requested to acquire a
basic knowledge of the Urdu script prior to the course. For this purpose, we
recommend: Richard Delacy, beginners urdu
script (teach yourself series), ISBN 0-340-86028-6.
- 20 August 2010
Venue: South Asia
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the Urdu
Fee: 220 Euro (incl. teaching materials)
Deadlines: Application May 31, 2010, Payment 30
Accomodation: Hostel on request
Contact: Dr Christina Oesterheld, E-mail: