Helping Raise a Generation of Bilinguals :) I aims to enable the student to: develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Urdu in a range of predictable situations and contexts. Interact in a simple way orally and in writing with a sympathetic speaker of Urdu. Acquire linguistics skills, tools and knowledge to become independent life-long learners by using Urdu for target academic activities and personal enrichment. Develop an insight into the nature of language, culture and society and a greater degree of intercultural competence The students will be able to demonstrate intellectual, transferable and practical skills Will have a basic factual knowledge base and range of vocabulary. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and high-frequency vocabulary in predictable situations. Produce short, simple texts, e.g. writing a postcard.