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328 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback (1 CD-ROM)
ISBN: 9781589012646 ()

ISBN: 9781647121341

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June 2009
LC: 2008052593
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Scope & Sequence

Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), Indiana University

An Elementary Textbook
Volume 2
Nasrullo Khojayori
Enhances students' exposure to the language, providing the only authentic multimedia available in Tajiki

Tajiki, a variety of modern Persian spoken in Central Asia, is the official language of Tajikistan; most speakers of Tajiki live in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Volume 2 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the second semester of beginning- or lower-intermediate-level language instruction; together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Tajiki cover one year of instruction. Each volume of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook uses the latest pedagogical thinking to teach basic communication skills and linguistic forms in their cultural context. Tested in the classroom, Tajiki enhances students' exposure to the language by providing the only authentic video and audio available in Tajiki.

Each volume includes
-Authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text, available for free on GUPTextbooks.com
-An extensive glossary
-Maps of the world labeled in Tajiki
-Color illustrations and photographs throughout

Topics Covered

Volume One (first semester): Greetings, the Tajiki alphabet, the classroom, professions, introductions, nationalities and places of origin, weather, telling time, family, money, food

Volume Two (second semester): Sports, cooking and ordering meals, clothing, travel, months, seasons, holidays, body parts, medicine, university life, housing (city and village), regions and religions of Tajikistan
Nasrullo Khojayori is a software developer at Transparent Language, Inc. He received his PhD in 2000 from the Institute of Tajik Language and Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. He has taught Tajiki and Persian and has served as lead developer of Tajiki language materials at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University.
"In visual appeal, realistic language situations, authentic texts, and up-to-date methodology, and with its illustrations and audio and video materials, Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is the most engaging, rich, and efficient classroom textbook yet for beginning students of Dari, Farsi, and Tajiki dialects of Persian."—Michael C. Hillman, professor of Persian studies, The University of Texas

Table of Contents
Scope and Sequence
Preface, A Note for the Instructor
Introduction to Tajiki

1. Sport
2. Around the Dastarkhon
3. Clothing
4. At the Hospital
5. At the University
6. City and Village Life
7. Welcome to Tajikistan

Appendix A: Tajiki-English Glossary
Appendix B: English-Tajiki Glossary
Appendix C: Tajiki Verbs