Complete Urdu Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Urdu and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Urdu will equip you with the skills you need to use Urdu in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.
What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Urdu you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.
Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course.
What do I get?
-17 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Pakistan and the Urdu-speaking regions of India
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Urdu
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress
* Complete Urdu maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.
This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
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About the Author
David Matthews taught Urdu at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London for over thirty years.
Mohamed Kasim Dalvi is the former Chair of Examinations (Urdu) for Edexcel and teaches at SOAS language centre.
Timsal Masud has MAs in Persian and Urdu literature and a PhD in Urdu from the University of Lucknow in India. He's currently a curriculum consultant for the Hindi Urdu Flagship Programme at the University of Austin in Texas.
Table of Contents
Reading and writing Urdu: pronunciation, transcription and script / Greetings and basic information / Introducing yourself and formal expressions / Food and travel / Describing relationships, origins and Pakistan / Work and daily routine / Leisure activities / Tickets, telephones and hotels / Bills and transactions / Urdu in everyday life / Tourism / Where I live / Recounting your activities / Time, fractions, religion / Emergencies and bureaucracy / Urdu-English vocabulary / Grammatical index
David Matthews taught Urdu and Nepali at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London for more than 30 years. He takes an active part in the activities of Urdu-speaking communities of the United Kingdom and Europe, and he has a special interest in the teaching of Urdu in British schools. He is a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain.
Mohammed Kasim Dalvi is Chair of Examinations (Urdu) for Edexcel and teaches at SOAS Language Centre.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The authors of the book use the incorrect vowels, and consonants when they spell an Urdu word using the English alphabet. The Urdu translator should have proceeded with a literal translation of phrases not embellished ones. The audio must be downloaded, and it is very helpful.