ERIC Number: ED340222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Urdu. Resource Guides for Teachers.
Khan, Sughra B. Choudry; Molteno, Marion
A resource guide for teachers of Urdu, particularly in Britain, is designed to help them improve the conditions of Urdu instruction in a variety of ways, including pressing the local education authority for better educational provision, creating instructional materials, and making the best use of available equipment and techniques. The first of five sections looks at the status of Urdu instruction in the United Kingdom and indicates how teachers can influence language instruction policy. The second section covers lesson planning, techniques for teaching speaking and learning, designing communicative activities, assessing progress, teaching Urdu script, teaching writing with a purpose, and introducing reading for meaning. Section 3, on aspects of community and culture in classroom instruction, discusses the following topics: the relationship of language, religion, and culture; incorporating friends and family into classroom discussion; arranging visits and exchanges; selecting projects and topics; and planning for an event. This chapter also offers students an introductory taste of Urdu literature. The fourth section focuses on selection and design of instructional materials and use of appropriate instructional technology. Lastly, the fifth section looks at both student evaluation (testing needs and standardized tests) and teacher training. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Language Tests, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Testing, Travel, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Urdu
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom