With training centres in London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Urdu courses.
Our Business Urdu courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Urdu language and communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic, legal or military. Upon completion of an Urdu course with Communicaid, you will have the confidence to communicate in Urdu with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
Take a Business Urdu course with Communicaid, one of the world’s leading providers of Business Urdu training courses.
Benefits of our Business Urdu Courses
- Speak to Urdu speakers with more confidence
- Manage any trips to an Urdu-speaking region more effectively
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and organisational level
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Urdu-speaking contacts through a show of interest in the Urdu language and culture
Who should attend?
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives operating in an Urdu-speaking region who need to be able to communicate at all levels
- Anyone planning a move to Pakistan or an Urdu-speaking region of India and wishing to attend an Urdu course in order to prepare in advance for their posting or assignment
- Any business professional doing business regularly with Urdu speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships through developing an understanding of Urdu
- Spoken fluency, including pronunciation and accent
- Listening comprehension skills
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Urdu
- Email skills in Urdu
- Sector or industry-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Your Urdu course trainer
Of Pakistani nationality, TM is a native speaker of Urdu. Among Communicaid’s clients, TM has delivered Urdu courses for the Defence School of Languages. Prior to his arrival in the UK, TM lectured in history at Government College University in Lahore, Pakistan. TM is also currently working on his PhD dissertation at Coventry University. He is also fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.
Facts about the Urdu language
Urdu belongs to the Indo-Ayran branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It should be noted that many linguists consider Urdu and Hindi to part of the same linguistic continuum and before the partition of India and Pakistan, was known collectively as one language, Hindustani. The split between the two languages remains primarily a politically driven one although differences can be determined in their written forms and their use of vocabulary. Urdu is written in a modified form of the Persian script while standard Hindi is written in Devanagariscript. In terms of vocabulary, Urdu has more significant Persian and Arabic influence (it is thought that up to 40% of Urdu vocabulary is borrowed from Persian and Arabic) while Hindi’s influences are more from Sanskrit. Urdu has four recognised dialects: Dakhini, Pinjari, Rekhtaand Modern Vernacular Urdu.
Urdu is written using a modified form of the Persian alphabet, which is derived from the Arabic alphabet. Urdu is written from right to left and comprises 35 letters.