Urdu teaching aids.CITY youngsters eager to learn Urdu are being offered a helping hand with the launch of a new resource pack for schools. The pack, entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: Spoken Urdu for GCSE GCSE
1. (in Britain) General Certificate of Secondary Education; an examination in specified subjects which replaced the GCE O level and CSE
2. Informal a pass in a GCSE examination
Noun 1. Students, features an Urdu textbook with English translation and a double audio CD containing narrative by four Urdu speakers.
It has been created to help teach spoken Urdu at Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4 for GCSE students of the language.
The text for the pack was written by Prof Saeed Durrani, chairman of the Iqbal Academy Iqbal Academy at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Iqbal Academy was founded in 1951 by the Iqbal Academy Act and re-enacted through the Iqbal Academy Ordinance No.XXVI of 1962, Iqbal Academy Pakistan is a statutory body of the Government of Pakistan. (UK) and patron for the Society for the Advancement of Urdu, Birmingham.
He said: "Teaching Urdu in secondary schools is increasing in popularity so this is a practical resource that can be used to help teachers to further understand the language and be able to improve their skills."
Coun Les Lawrence, cabinet member for education, said: "This is an excellent resource that should be used by schools who offer Urdu as a subject in their curriculum.
To order a pounds 20 pack, email bass_publications @birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 303 8100