Summer 2005 Urdu in DC @ JHU/SAIS Announcement

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU
Wed Mar 23 20:19:36 UTC 2005

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SAIS-Johns Hopkins University to Pioneer Summer Urdu

May 21 to July 30, 2005

Washington, DC
Convenient Dupont Circle location
Convenient hours

On Saturdays during the day and Tuesday evenings, the South Asia Studies Program
at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University will offer a summer Urdu course open to
selected students and professionals in the Washington, DC area. The course is
designed to bring participants well into the equivalent of the second semester
of a four-semester SAIS language course sequence. In an Urdu-speaking
environment, we will practice understanding, speaking, reading, and writing
Urdu. The ability to understand short, authentic spoken and written passages
will be emphasized. Participants will also gain the confidence to speak about
themselves and others, and their occupations, in realistic social situations.
On successfully completing the course, participants will be eligible to
progress to the intermediate Urdu course sequence, which SAIS expects to offer
in 2005-06.

The course fee is $800. Basic knowledge of the Urdu script (doable by May) is

The instructor has taught elementary and intermediate Urdu courses at the
University of Pennsylvania since 2002, and pioneered the SAIS-Johns Hopkins
Urdu course in spring 2005.

For more information on studying Urdu this summer at SAIS, please contact Maggie
Ronkin here or at mronkin1 at .

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