Urdu Pedagogy Specialist
Romeena Kureishy has been teaching Urdu in the US since 2008. She taught at the University of Pennsylvania STARTALK Urdu Program from 2008-2014 and has been with New York University STARTALK Training Institute as an Urdu Pedagogy Specialist since 2015. She has also served as Urdu Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for Kean University’s Global Project-based Learning STARTALK Program since 2017. In addition, she has taught Beginner and Intermediate Urdu courses as an adjunct at the University of Pennsylvania. Kureishy has extensive experience in curriculum and lesson development and provides teacher training to Urdu teachers in the US, and more recently in Pakistan, where sheshe has trained over 450 Urdu and other language teachers from 84 schools. She has also served as an Independent Urdu Specialist for the American Councils for International Education in Washington D.C. since 2012, working on proficiency tests for Urdu language. She is a consultant to US based Urdu schools and oversees curriculum development and teacher training. She is an instructor for an IB Urdu course offered at Granite Bay High School, California. She is also the founding member of a non-profit organisation promoting South Asian art and culture in the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She was recently appointed as an honorary research associate at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development. Kureishy holds a Bachelor's in Psychology, a Master's in Urdu, and is pursuing an MPhil in Urdu from the Karachi University.