Urdu Courses 

Urdu Language - Beginners

This course aims to provide students with basic communicative skills in a variety of everyday settings and enables participants to introduce themselves and to conduct short conversations in Urdu. This course is intended for those with little or no understanding of the Urdu language. Read more >


Urdu Language - Intermediate

This course is intended for those who have completed the Urdu Beginners course or who already possess equivalent proficiency in Urdu. The course will enable students to use language flexibly and effectively for social and/or professional purposes. Read more >


Introduction to Urdu Poetry

Urdu poetry is an important part of the Pakistani cultural landscape and continues to thrive through popular poetry recitals called mushaireh, which are also excellent platforms for Urdu poets to develop and cultivate their art form. This course intends to introduce students to a selection of works composed by distinguished classical and contemporary Urdu poets. Read more >


Introduction to Urdu Short Stories

Contemporary Urdu short story writers such as Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Ghulam Abbas, and Bano Qudsia have dealt with a number of pressing issues ranging from the trauma of partition and Pakistan's creation (1947) to the complexities of post-colonial and post-independence life within Pakistani and Indian society. This course is based on some of their acclaimed literary efforts and aims to introduce their works to the world outside the subcontinent.


Our Iqbaliyat short courses focus on the close reading and interpretation of poetry texts by Allama Iqbal, one of the most prominent poets of the subcontinent. The courses cover a selection of his most known works: Shikwa, Jawaab-e-Shikwa, Saaqi Naama and Khizar-e-rah. Read more >