This synopsis refers to the coursebook. A double CD pack accompanies the book and is available for purchase either separately (ISBN 9780340958865) or as a pack with the book (ISBN 9780340958858). TEACH YOURSELF URDU is a complete course in spoken and written Urdu. If you have never learnt Urdu before, or if your Urdu needs brushing up, is the course you need. David Matthews and Mohamed Kasim Dalvi have created a practical course that is both fun and easy to work through. They explain everything along the way and give you plenty of opportunities to practise what you have learnt. The course structure means that you can work at your own pace, arranging your learning to suit your needs. The course contains: - A range of graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar and exercises - A step-by-step guide to pronunciation - Urdu-English and English-Urdu vocabularies - An introduction to Urdu script By the end of the course you'll be able to cope with a whole range of situations and use the language confidently.
David Matthews taught Urdu and Nepali at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London for over thirty years. He has written 17 publications on aspects of Urdu and Nepali language and literature and also worked towards his own PhD on the Urdu of the medieval Deccan. He takes an active part in the activities of Urdu-speaking communities of the UK and Europe, and he has a special interest in the teaching and examining of Urdu in British schools. He is a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain. Mohamed Kasim Dalvi has been Head Urdu and co-ordinator for Community Languages for a London Borough. He is currently Chair of Examinations (Urdu) for Edexcel and teaches at SOAS Language Centre.