Urdu has been part of the language curriculum at Al Ameer since 1991. It is offered at all levels, from primary to secondary. The Urdu Department in our school, led by Mrs. Riffat Tariq, provides an intellectually nourishing and conducive atmosphere to the students aspiring to undertake an in-depth study of Urdu. The most defining feature of the department is that it has a committed, dynamic and dedicated staff. In a span of time, it has carved a niche for itself as one of the most efficient departments in the school The teachers have tried to move beyond the traditional methods of teaching and have succeeded considerably in making the practice of teaching more innovative, interactive and student-friendly.The Department of Urdu lays emphasis on the inter disciplinary education in Urdu. It provides an atmosphere, which helps the student in developing their intelÂ¬ligence, organising ability and the development of creative talents among studÂ¬ents. It also gives the knowledge to make the students to read and write successfully and to create the ability of the students to express or write what they think and knowledge about to understand to read and speak Urdu language. A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced. Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression. A comprehensive continuous internal assessment system ensures development of the intellectual capabilities of the students. Such diligent and serious study, needless to say, is ultimately expected to transform the students into individuals that can make a difference to the society.