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I am Head of Languages at a school in Birmingham. We offer GCSE Urdu to our students. The resources that we use are made in-house by our only Urdu specialist. We follow the Edexcel syllabus. Is there anyone else who offers GCSE Urdu in their school and likely know where the best location is to acquire resources (textbooks etc)?
Your help would be grately appreciated!
I am speaking on behalf of my colleague here. There isn't anything available on the market and he has produced hundreds of worksheets with differentiated versions over the years. He sometimes uses ideas from our French and Spanish textbooks but he has to make everything from scratch.
He is retiring in July and he has been talking about using his free time to publish a course book.
resources available in Urdu! Please visit www.urduathome.com website. This is a one stop
shop for all your Urdu resources needs. You can try www.alisheraz.com this
is mainly for Urdu vocab learning. If you need GCSE Urdu resources I will be
more than happy to provide you a variety of resources including books. Please
get in touch. Thanks
As a qualified teacher of Modern Languages in th UK, I totally understand the frustration most Urdu teachers face here. For this very reason, I, together with some likely-minded MFL teachers have put together a website www.UrduResources.org.uk
Most of our resources have been used and appreciated by Urdu Teachers and Trainee Teachers alike. Our work has been highly commended by Schools, Colleges and Universities offering Urdu as a foreign language in the UK. More importantly, we have recieved outstanding feedback from young British Urdu learners. We have a team of qualified teachers and examiners of AQA and Edexcel examination boards who have kindly offered their support through the forum section of our website.
We are a UK based organisation and keep our prices to an absolute minimum. Many students teachers have not only benefitted from free memberships in the past but have also secured teaching Urdu jobs using our work/website.
If there is anything you are specifically looking for, please contact us on UrduResources@yahoo.co.uk . We will endeavour to support you in the best way possible.
Hi there Muhammad
I have got a PGCE interview at edge hill university and one of the taks that I have been told to make a presentation on I dont understand at all. Ive been told to give a presentation, I have to create a resource which will be suitable for use with a key stage 4 foreign language class and i need to describe why it is suitable and how would I use it.
Now what I gather from this is that I need to make a activity/game on powerpoint which would help the children learn vocabulary maybe or maybe the alphabet. I could maybe create slides with photos or pictures of everyday objects andgive the class a clue if they struggle by showing them the first letter of the word they are looking for. Is this about right or am I getting the wrong end of the stick.
I hope it is not too late to reply to your message. I've only just seen your request. Please click on my username and you should be able to access a couple of presentations I prepared for bringing the T20 Cricket World Cup into my Urdu teaching a couple of years ago. I hope you will find this example useful. I guess at the interview stage, the University may want to determine your level of ICT. For this reason, it might be helpful to take ideas from my presentations and perhaps produce something yourself.
May I also take this opportunity to wish you all the best.
If we could be of any further assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me or visit www.UrduResources.org.uk .
Kind regards and Salaams
Thank you for your response and waslam. My level of I.C.T is quite good as Ive studied that in college. What I have decided to do is a Power Point Presentation with my basic theme being SPORTS and LEISURE. What Ive decided to do is have a picture of a sport (a football or cricket bat etc) and let the children guess the word in URDU which builds up thier vocabulary. The word will then fly up onto the screen underneath the relevant picture. Within that I have also added a masculine femenine theme so for example I have wrote; Ayesha football pasand karta/karti hai. The kids have to write down the word football in urdu after seeing the picture and then they must figure out wether to use the masculine or femenine word according to the name that comes before it. I dont know if thats too much or over the top maybe I should just concentrate on the vocabulary first and then in the next slide introduce the masculine feminine theme??
Also my written urdu is not as good or strong as my spoken and my reading, What do you think the written tasks will be based on?
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