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  • Course description

    Whether you require an intensive one-to-one Urdu course at our London training centre or an in-company Urdu course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with an Urdu language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Urdu courses.

    Why do an Urdu language course in London? Our Urdu courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Urdu language and communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic, legal or military. Upon completion of an Urdu course with Communicaid here in London, you will have the confidence to communicate in Urdu with colleagues, clients and suppliers.

    Location: In addition to our Urdu training courses in London, we are also able to provide Urdu language training courses worldwide via our training centres and global partners.
    Benefits of our Urdu language course


    A Communicaid Urdu training course will provide you with the ability to:

     - Speak to Urdu speakers with more confidence

     - Manage any trips to an Urdu-speaking region more effectively

     - Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and

       organisational level

     - Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Urdu-speaking contacts through a show of

       interest in the Urdu language and culture

                                                                                                                                 
    Who should attend our Urdu school


    A Communicaid Urdu training course is suitable for:  

     - Government and non-governmental agency representatives operating in an Urdu-speaking

       region who need to be able to communicate at all levels

     - Anyone planning a move to Pakistan or an Urdu-speaking region of India and wishing to

       attend an Urdu course in order to prepare in advance for their posting or assignment

     - Any business professional doing business regularly with Urdu speakers who wish to build

       rapport and strengthen relationships through developing an understanding of Urdu
    Urdu course content  


    The content and format of your Urdu course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Urdu and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Urdu language courses include:

     - Spoken fluency, including pronunciation and accent

     - Listening comprehension skills,

     - Reading skills

     - Telephone skills in Urdu

     - Email skills in Urdu   

     - Sector or industry-specific terminology

     - Presentation & negotiation skills

     Approach

    Communicaid’s Urdu courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request. 

    Suitable tailored and published Urdu course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and during your Urdu course.

    We offer a variety of training formats for your Urdu language course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons.  Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).

    Urdu course trainer

    All Communicaid Urdu trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Urdu training experience.  In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Urdu trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.

    Your Urdu trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus.  Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Urdu training team.

    TM

     

    Of Pakistani nationality, TM is a native speaker of Urdu. Among Communicaid’s clients, TM has delivered Urdu courses for the Defence School of Languages.  Prior to his arrival in the UK, TM lectured in history at Government College University in Lahore, Pakistan. TM is also currently working on his PhD dissertation at Coventry University.  He is also fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

     

    – Facts about the Urdu language

    Urdu is the official language of Pakistan.  It is also one of India’s twenty-three official languages. It is estimated that around 104 million people speak Urdu in total, with approximately 61 million speaking Urdu as a first language.  Outside of Pakistan and India, Urdu is widely spoken in over 20 countries.

     

    Urdu belongs to the Indo-Ayran branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It should be noted that many linguists consider Urdu and Hindi to part of the same linguistic continuum and before the partition of India and Pakistan, was known collectively as one language, Hindustani.  The split between the two languages remains primarily a politically driven one although differences can be determined in their written forms and their use of vocabulary.  Urdu is written in a modified form of the Persian script while standard Hindi is written in Devanagari script. In terms of vocabulary, Urdu has more significant Persian and Arabic influence  (it is thought that up to 40% of Urdu vocabulary is borrowed from Persian and Arabic) while Hindi’s influences are more from Sanskrit.  Urdu has four recognised dialects: Dakhini, Pinjari, Rekhta and Modern Vernacular Urdu.

    Urdu is written using a modified form of the Persian alphabet, which is derived from the Arabic alphabet.   Urdu is written from right to left and comprises 35 letters.

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