Pashto

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Table of Contents
Enhanced Table of Contents
Chapter Three
Reviews


 
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390 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback (1 CD-ROM)
ISBN: 9781589017733 (1589017730)


October 2011
LC: 2011014438

Pashto
An Elementary Textbook
Volume 1
Rahmon Inomkhojayev

Pashto, designated a critical language by the US Department of Defense, is one of two official languages of Afghanistan and is also spoken in parts of Pakistan. Designed to cover one year of beginning-level language instruction, Pashto: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of task-oriented, communicative language materials to facilitate the development of language learning. It features a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials.

The activities provided in the textbook will help learners to develop strong skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In addition to the cultural background embedded in the video materials, the textbook contains cultural notes that improve competency.

Each volume includes:
• a CD-ROM featuring authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text
• extensive Pashto-English and English-Pashto glossaries
• material for teaching the Arabic-based Pashto alphabet
• color illustrations and photographs throughout

Topics covered
Volume 1: The Pashto alphabet, writing, reading, pronunciation, greetings and introductions, university life, daily activities, in the city, and family

Volume 2: Seasons, weather, holidays, health, food, sport, and shopping

Minimum System Requirements
• Intel® Pentium® II 1.26 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent); Mac OS 10.5 or higher
• 512 MB of RAM
• CD Drive
• Speakers or headphones

On a PC, files will load automatically.
On a Mac, double click on the disk icon. Then, double click on the program icon that looks like an "f" in a red square labeled "Pashto."


Rahmon Inomkhojayev is a professor from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He teaches introductory and intermediate Pashto classes at Indiana University.


Reviews
"This text combines language and culture into a four-skills approach for learning Pashto that is sorely needed. Its versatility is its strength, and it appeals to students in both traditional language classrooms and independent language programs."—Elizabeth H.D. Mazzocco, director, Five College Center for the Study of World Languages



"As an educator of Pashto language, I found [this] textbook particularly useful for those who intend to learn Pashto as a second language. In addition to the author's choice of topics and vocabulary, as well as the way grammar is organized, Inomkhojayev portrays Pashtun culture in a nonjudgmental manner, which makes this book exceptionally unique."—Shirshah Said, Pashto language instructor, Indiana University

Table of Contents
Preface

Note to the Instructor

Note to the Student

An Introduction to Pashto

Abbreviations

1. The Pashto Alphabet. Writing and Reading

2. Reading and Pronunciation

3. Greetings and Partings

4. Introductions

5. At the University

6. Daily Activities

7. In the City

8. The Family

Appendix A: Grammar Summary
Appendix B: Transcripts
Appendix C: Pashto-English Glossary
Appendix D: English-Pashto Glossary

Index