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Urdu

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Why study Urdu?

Learning a new language lets you connect with different people and their cultures. You think, talk about and create ideas through language.

Almost 100 million people around the world speak Urdu, which is the main language of Pakistan. And, it is widely spoken in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Middle East. Some 400 thousand people in the UK speak Urdu. Urdu uses the Arabic alphabet, the second most used alphabet in the world. So, you will find learning Urdu really helpful if you want to learn languages like Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish or Punjabi.

The skills you develop in Urdu are useful in many different career areas such as languages, teaching and classroom support, travel or media.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Arts, Social Sciences and Languages

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Information, Culture ad Heritage

Transport and Distribution

Uniformed and Security Services

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