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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

SOAS Urdu Immersion Programme

Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 - 00:00 to Friday, 7 July, 2017 - 00:00
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Urdu Immersion Programme
SOAS, University of London

Wednesday 5th July 2017 9:30am - 3.30pm
Thursday 6th July 2017 9:30am - 3.30pm
Friday 7th July 2017 9:30am - 3:30pm


The Urdu Immersion Programme is for Year 9 and 10 speakers of Urdu, and aims to encourage and support them in taking the Urdu GCSE next year.

Each day, the programme will consist of language classes in the morning and group work in the afternoon. There will also be sessions exploring music and literature relating to Urdu. For the group work, participants will be given a choice of project titles and work together with SOAS student ambassadors to prepare a presentation in whatever format they chose. The presentation will be delivered on the last day. Students will also receive information about studying languages at university, how languages can enhance their career prospects, as well as about other language qualifications.

The aims of the week are to give speakers of these languages the opportunity to develop their written skills, to raise the profile of world languages in general, and to provide young speakers of world languages the chance to explore cultural-political-historical topics related to Urdu.

The students:
Students should be Year 9 or 10 speakers of Urdu. Priority should be given to those who would be the first generation in their family to attend University. This is a widening participation event forming part of the Capital L-Routes into Languages project.

Students must fill out an application form and return it no later than Friday 16th May 2017.

For further information please email