This course in Panjabi has been designed for the absolute beginner who may or may not have studied the language before. The course should be useful to people who want to learn Panjabi in order to speak with their Panjabi friends and relatives, to communicate with Panjabi communitites in relation to their work, to learn about aspects of Panjabi culture and society or to travel to the Panjab itself. The course should also be useful to those who already know a little Panjabi but who may not have the confidence to speak, or to those who are fluent but need to learn to read and write the Gurmukhi script. The course is divided into two parts. The first part (units 1-10) is specifically designed for those who want to learn the basics of grammar and vocabulary in order to be able to communicate in a simple manner and to read and write simple sentences. The second part (units 11-16) aims to help you expand your knowledge of spoken Panjabi further and become proficient in the Gurmukhi script. Overall, the course introduces you to a wide range of vocabulary and covers the basic grammar of Panjabi. By the end of the course, you should be able to understand the spoken language to communicate in Panjabi in a number of everyday situations and also have a level of understanding of the written language to begin to read newspapers and write letters. The accompanying double cassette provides approximately 80 minutes of listening material.