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Urdu Summer Camp Brings Language Crash Course to High Schoolers

September 20, 2020

On Friday, August 28, the South Asia Center concluded its 2020 Urdu Summer Camp for high school students in the greater Seattle area. Led by Dr. Jameel Ahmad (Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature) with the assistance of graduate student Shelby House, this intensive language program introduced students to the Nastaliq script, Urdu numbers, and a broad range of everyday vocabulary words.

Sixteen high school student participants strengthened their language skills through Bollywood songs, Urdu short stories, and word games. At the conclusion of the 2-week program, students delivered short Urdu presentations about their interests, hobbies, and favorite places in Seattle.

Thank you all for a great opportunity for our kids,” said UW alum and parent Laila Kazmi. “They really enjoyed the Urdu classes! I teach them at home, but it is a really valuable experience to be in a structured class with Jameel Sahab and other students.”

Learn more about Urdu Summer Camp here.

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