An Elementary Textbook

Nasrullo Khojayori

Enhances students’ exposure to the language, providing the only authentic multimedia available in Tajiki
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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 1 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the first semester of beginning-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 contains a CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and extra exercises, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. Each book also includes an extensive glossary, maps of the world labeled in Tajiki, and four-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

Minimum System Requirements

• Intel Pentium II 450 MHz or faster processor (or equivalent); Mac OS 10.4 or higher
• 128 MB of RAM
• CD Drive
• Speakers or headphones

Table of Contents

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

1. Tajiki Alphabet
2. Classroom
3. Greetings
4. Acquaintance
5. The Weather
6. Family
7. At the Bazaar

Appendix 1: Tajiki-English Glossary
Appendix 2: English-Tajiki Glossary
Appendix 3: Tajiki Verbs
Appendix 4: Maps


"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



About the Author

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.

360 pp., 8.5 x 11

May 2009

360 pp., 8.5 x 11

ISBN: 978-1-58901-263-9
May 2009

360 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-64712-133-4
May 2009

Volume 1

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