Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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Urdu-Intensive Course:


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Urdu Intensive Course

“Intensive Courses in Spoken and Written Urdu”

28th August – 15th September 2023

The South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany, will offer introductory and advanced courses in Urdu during the summer vacations 2023.

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.

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

Participants are asked to acquire a basic knowledge of the Urdu script prior to the course. For this purpose, we recommend: Richard Delacy, Read and write Urdu script. (Teach Yourself Series), ISBN 978-1444103939. However, there will be sufficient opportunity during class to clarify difficulties and practice the script.

We will mainly use our own teaching material. It is, however, recommendable for participants of the introductory course to purchase the book Urdu für Anfänger von Christina Oesterheld und Amtul Manan Tahir, Buske 2016, ISBN 978-3-87548-776-3. Participants who are not acquainted with German are advised to refer to Beginning Urdu: A Complete Course by Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui, Georgetown University Press 2012, ISBN 978-1589017788.

Classes are scheduled to take place from Monday to Friday, 9.30 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.

Time: 28th August – 15th September 2023
Venue: South Asia Institute Heidelberg
Fee: 350 Euro
Deadline: 31st May 2022
Contact: Dunya Wasella

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

Acc. holder: Heidelberg University
IBAN: DE69 6005 0101 7421 5004 36
Baden-Wuerttembergische Bank Stuttgart
Re: K-Stelle: 97025000, SAI Urdu Summer School 2023
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