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Urdu-Intensive Course:
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Summer School

“Intensive Courses in Spoken and Written Urdu”



The South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany, will offer introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in Urdu during the summer vacations 2017.

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 advanced course is designed to develop communicative skills, grammatical accuracy and the ability to understand complex written texts. Special stress will also be laid on listening comprehension.

The instructors, Ms Amtul Manan Tahir, Ms Bushra Iqbal Malik and Dr Christina Oesterheld, have taught regular Urdu courses at Erfurt University and Heidelberg University and intensive Summer courses at Erfurt and Heidelberg.

Classes are scheduled to take place from Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Regular film shows, viewing of news reports and cultural activities will be part of the programme. 

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.



Time:                   1-18 August 2017

Venue:                  South Asia Institute Heidelberg

Fee:                      250 Euro (incl. teaching materials)

Deadlines:            Application: 31 May, 2017

Accommodation: Hostel on request, ca. 250-300 Euro

Contact:               Rishal Rahul Haque



Payment for the course fee has to be made to the following account:

Acc. holder: Heidelberg University
Acc. no. 7421 5004 36
Baden-Wuerttembergische Bank Stuttgart, BLZ 600 501 01
Re: SAI Urdu Summer School 2017, K-Stelle: 97025000 (This is very important!)
Iban: DE69 6005 0101 7421 5004 36

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