As of 2015, among the numerous Urdu classes available online are the Web courses offered by LiveMocha and Verbal Planet. An online introductory course on Urdu is also available from North Carolina State University.
Urdu is an Indo-European language closely related to Hindi. North Carolina State University offers online and traditional classes in the language, with only the introductory course, A Door Into Urdu, available online. Online courses in the language from LiveMocha are available for free and include beginner and intermediate lessons. Verbal Planet's online Urdu courses use global tutors and live conversation to teach the language. Unlike LiveMocha, students must pay a fee.