The course is designed to give an introduction to Urdu to students with no prior knowledge of the language. The course will cover all four language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) in context. The students will learn vocabulary, expressions, grammar, script and familiarize themselves with South Asian culture. Students will acquire knowledge of the language by using it in realistic contexts. The classes will be interactive. The students are expected to remain engaged and actively participate. As the course progresses, students are expected to use Urdu in class as much as possible. Along with the textbook, online and other audio-video authentic materials will be used as supplements.