The sleekly designed Aamozish web app will teach you the Urdu script and pronunciation, and along the way, quite a bit of vocabulary. Don’t believe its claim that it will teach you Urdu in 7 days, however. You’ll learn the script, but there’s a lot more to the Urdu language than that.
The course consists of 26 modules divided into 10 units. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you progress: the modules fall under the category of micro-learning.
Each unit also contains quizzes. You don’t be able to move to the next unit until you’ve passed them, but that’s not hard. You only need to get two multiple-choice questions correct out of a total of four. In fact, it’s far too easy to get through the quiz without actually having learned the material – and, frustratingly, if you get a question wrong, Aamozish won’t tell you the right answer. I recommend using flashcards and other drilling methods alongside Aamozish.
This doesn’t mean Aamozish isn’t a useful Urdu-learning tool, though. The instruction is clear and thorough. Animations will show you how to draw the characters, while audio clips will help you with your pronunciation.
The rating is our best guess, but we haven’t yet had the opportunity to fully test and review this resource.