Flashcards for Learning the Urdu Script


I've created online flashcards to help students learn Nastalīq (the Urdu script). Created as a "class" on Brainscape, the flashcards test you on your knowledge of each full-form letter and ask you to rate how well you know each card. The better you know a card, the less you'll be tested on it again. Brainscape works on computer browsers and on mobile devices (and your progress will be synced).

Moving forward, I plan to improve these flashcards by doing the following:

  • adding audio so that students can hear each the letter name and the sound(s) it makes
  • making additional decks to show the initial, medial and final forms of each letter
  • a deck with the Urdu script and Devanāgarī (the Hindi scrip
  • t) for students familiar with Devanāgarī

Leave a comment or contact me with any other suggestions and/or if you find any mistakes!