STARTALK Classroom Video - University of Pennsylvania - Urdu

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This lesson took place the first day of week three during the summer course at the University of Pennsylvania Urdu STARTALK student program. The students range in age from 18–21 years old and are heritage learners at the Intermediate Low level. There are 10 students enrolled in the course. The students in this class did not rehearse this lesson prior to filming.

Language: Urdu

Proficiency Level: Intermediate Low

Program Director: Rubab Qureshi

Instructor: Rubab Qureshi

Age of Learners: 18 - 21 years


  • Mahal Pictures Pvt. Ltd. (Producer), & Amrohi, Kamal. (Director). (1972). Pakeezah [Motion Picture]. India: Kamal Amrohi Studios.
  • Rajdhani Films (Producer), & Amrohi, Kamal. (Director). (1983). Razia Sultana [Motion Picture]. India: Filmistan Studios.

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Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher


  • Urdu

Proficiency Level(s): 

  • Intermediate

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Instruction

Grade Level(s): 

  • Undergraduate