Bushra Quinlan : Urdu

Bushra Quinlan
Subject : Urdu Native
(2) Lessons
(2) Total Reviews
2 Positive Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
5 days ago
45 Min : $20.15 / £15.62 / €18.38
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Bushra Quinlan and I'm 54 years old and currently living in Singapore. I am a native Urdu speaker and teach Urdu. I have been an online Urdu teacher with since February 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: Urdu, English, Punjabi. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a native of Pakistan, married to an American, living in Singapore. I hold a degree in Urdu Language and Literature from the University of the Punjab, graduated 1984. I have taught Urdu to American graduate students in Pakistan for the US Peace Corps (summers of 1987-90), The University of California's Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (1985-90), and in the US I tutored graduate students in Urdu and Punjabi for the University of Texas 1991-93. Though I was inactive for many years, I have recently started offering private tuition and Urdu translation services again.

Qualifications & Experience


Private Tutor Singapore Dec 2014 – Present

Language Instructor

Private language instruction in Urdu and Punjabi, as well as translation and research assistant services.

- Individual lessons or classroom-based instruction

- Speaking and pronunciation, reading and writing

- Language translation and research assistant services

University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas June 1991 – May 1993

Language Instructor & Library Assistant

Worked in the university’s S. Asian Collection and provided private tuition to graduate students.

- Private instruction in Urdu and Punjabi to graduate students

- Catalogued Urdu, Hindi and Bengali books for the university’s S. Asian Collection

US Peace Corps Islamabad, Pakistan June 1987 – August 1990

Language Instructor

Taught Urdu to American Peace Corp. volunteers every summer from 1987-1990.

- Classroom-based instruction to two classes of 16 students

- Individual instruction to students as required

- Listening comprehension, speaking, reading & writing

Berkeley Urdu Language Program Lahore, Pakistan Aug 1985 – May 1990

Language Instructor

Taught Urdu language to American graduate students enrolled in full-time program.

- Classroom-based instruction to two classes of 16 students

- Individual instruction to students as required

- Assisted students with graduate research and translation


University of the Punjab, Lahore 1980 - 1984

Bachelor's degree, Urdu Language and Literature

Teaching Approach

I start with Urdu conversation and vocabulary, and gradually introduce grammar, leveraging a variety of textbooks. I can teach the Urdu script for students who wish to learn. Lessons typically follow a theme or topic and are designed to introduce relevant vocabulary and a particular grammatical structure.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
28 Nov 2019
By : Timur N
Subject : Urdu 
Excellent tutor
26 Nov 2019
By : Timur N
Subject : Urdu 
Excellent tutor

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