Pashto: An Elementary Textbook, One-year Course Bundle

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726 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback (2 CD-ROMs)
ISBN: 9781626161757 (1626161755)


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ISBN: 9781647121228

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October 2011



Multimedia for Pashto, Volumes 1 & 2 (go to Other Languages, select Pashto)

Pashto: An Elementary Textbook, One-year Course Bundle

Volumes 1 and 2
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. This specially-priced bundle of Volumes 1 and 2 of Pashto: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover a full year of beginning-level language instruction. These textbooks provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of task-oriented, communicative language materials to facilitate the development of language learning. The textbooks feature a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials.

The activities provided in these textbooks 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 textbooks contain cultural notes that improve competency.

Volumes 1 and 2 of Pashto: An Elementary Textbook each include:
• Authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text, available on the Press website
• Extensive Pashto-English and English-Pashto glossaries
• Material for teaching the Arabic-based Pashto alphabet
• Color illustrations and photographs throughout

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

Volume 2 (second semester): Seasons, weather, holidays, health, food, sport, and shopping

Rahmon Inomkhojayev is a professor at the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, where he teaches Pashto and Afghan studies. He is from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

"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 these volumes exceptionally unique."—Shirshah Said, Pashto language instructor, Indiana University