An online course called ‘
launched recently will enable you to learn Urdu vocabulary. The course introduced by Rekhta Foundation would help in developing deeper insights into the literature and familiarise Urdu language enthusiasts and budding poetry appreciators with the fundamental vocabulary used in Urdu Poetry and conversations. The programme will acquaint the learners with initially 100 most fundamental words, highlights Satish Gupta, head, programs and Outreach, Rekhta Foundation.The foundation later plans to include more words into the vocabulary course in near future. The online course uses state of the art technology to make Alfaaz interactive and user-friendly.Alfaaz provides a 360-degree understanding of the handpicked words - their literal as well contextual meanings along with grammatical etymology and word usage in couplet examples. The words are divided into 14 categories (the rudimentary ones in Urdu poetry) and each of the 100 words has 4 easy-to-understand steps giving references and detailed explanations. Alfaaz also helps the reader with audio of the words and couplets with their correct pronunciation. All the words are arranged in a sequence to make learning interesting and easy. One can only move ahead from one category to the next after completing all the words in a category and attaining the minimum required score in the quiz. There is more into the gamified features including users can track their daily progress, weekly presence, earn points, take quizzes, check real-time ranking, collect badges according to score points and mark their favorite words and couplets.