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ERIC Number: ED126734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Spoken Urdu. A Beginning Course.
Glassman, Eugene H.
The purpose of this text is to teach present-day spoken Urdu to foreigners who need the language for their everyday activities. While drawing from the results of modern linguistic science, an attempt has been made to approach the problem of learning Urdu in a practical way. The "spiral approach" is used. After the sounds of Urdu are introduced in Lessons One and Two, the numbers "one" and "two" lead to a distinction between singular and plural elements, and so on, with a gradual introduction of other elements, until by the completion of the final lesson all the main structures of spoken Urdu have been learned within a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and phrases. The course is divided into 27 lessons plus 5 review lessons. It is designed to be covered in 480 hours, over a period of 80 days or 16 weeks, at the rate of 6 hours of study per day. Appendices list cardinal numbers and verb forms; indexes list sounds, words, and subject matter used in the lessons. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Grammar, Indo European Languages, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Languages, Phonology, Pronunciation, Second Languages, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage, Textbooks, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Urdu, Vocabulary
Nirali Kitaben Publishing House, P.O. Box 18, Civil Lines, Daska Road, Gujranwala, Pakistan (Rs.50.00)
Publication Type: Books
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