Urdu Language Program

Sep 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021
Application Deadline:
Jun 03, 2021
10 Weeks
Teaching Mode:

Welcome to the LUMS Urdu Language Program!

Located on the campus of the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences, the program features Urdu language instruction at all levels. Students will have the opportunity to study Urdu in an immersive environment, with four hours of daily instruction, and also to be introduced to Pakistani society and culture through living in and exploring a major South Asian metropolis. The program also includes field trips, guest speakers, and personal tutorials in addition to classroom instruction. This course emphasizes the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with a pedagogy that takes an active learning, student-centered approach. Our faculty boast years of experience teaching Urdu as a second language both in the US and Pakistan.

Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in South Asia, LUMS boasts a secure campus where students will be housed in hostels, and have access to the library, gym, swimming pool, dining facilities, medical centre, and other university amenities and student services. The LUMS Urdu Language Program is housed in the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is a cooperative effort of the Centre for Continuing Education Studies, the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature, and the LUMS International Office.

In Lahore, students will have the opportunity to be immersed in a world of Urdu both inside and outside of the classroom. Not only they will be able to explore the city of Urdu literary giants such as Allama Iqbal and Saadat Hasan Manto, but also have the chance to be surrounded by Urdu in public spaces and media, and most importantly to experience daily interactions in the language.

For further details regarding curriculum, costing and application procedures, please review the following information sheet: ULP Prospective Student Info

For any further inquiries contact: urdu@lums.edu.pk

Umar Anjum
Umar Anjum has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has received specialized Urdu pedagogy training at UC Berkeley. He has also worked in Lahore School of Economics and at Forman Christian College University. He has been attached with UC Berkeley for their study abroad program in Pakistan. In addition, he is co-founding member of the Punjabi Boliyan Research Initiative (PBRI). He is a TED. Ed fellow and a TED translator.
Dr. Faiza Saleem
PhD in Linguistics
Pedagogy Development Associate (RA) at Gurmani Center MGSHSS, LUMS

Course Fee: PKR 540,225/-

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies. 

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Participants must register online through CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have a formal scanned picture (for CES smart card) and CNIC details. Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

Once you have completed your online registration for your desired course, you may proceed to payment section. You have the option to pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system??https://pay.lums.edu.pk??OR by downloading the fee vouchers and depositing cash in any branch of designated banks specified on the fee voucher. Once you make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours and your payment status will be updated to "PAID" in the online application portal.