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Pashtu and Dari
Pashtu Elementary

PASHTU ELEMENTARY TEXTBOOK

With Audio Files
6th Edition
By Farid Saydee and Abdul Saboor Niazi

Suggested retail $80.49

ISBN: 978-0-7442-1192-4
Page Count: 167
Published: 2012

This Pashtu elementary level textbook has been designed based on the National Standards for Foreign Language Education which facilitates learning of Pashtu language in a short period of time. The textbook is learners‐friendly, supported by audio CD, and contains many interactive activities. The book has many grammatical expressions as well as three verb tenses (present, past and future). The book teaches Pashtu in all its forms that includes speaking, writing, reading and listening. The book is rich in content in all these major modes of communication.

After the successful completion of this book, students are expected to function at the Intermediate Low to Intermediate High level of ACTFL scale. ACTFL is the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.


PASHTU ALPHABET BOOK

PASHTU ALPHABET BOOK

With Audio Files
2nd Edition
By Atefeh Oliai and Mani Motiee

Suggested retail $94.99

ISBN: 978-0-7442-0764-4
Page Count: 196
Published: 2011

This alphabet workbook has been prepared with the intention to teach Pashtu alphabet to interested individuals in an easy and fun way and within a short period of time. Students are expected to read and write Pashtu script after studying and completing the entire book with all its exercises. Pashtu letters are categorized into families of letters to facilitate learning except for the first letter of the alphabet. The letters in each family are introduced, their common characteristics are elaborated. Then, each letter is pronounced, transliterated and explained, backed with examples. The examples in this book are of particular importance. Most of the examples are familiar words in English such as names of places written in Pashtu script.

The goal behind putting this book together is to enable students or enthusiasts of Pashtu language to, first of all, recognize and pronounce the letters in all their forms whether connected or not to another letter, or used in the beginning, middle or at the end of a word. Second of all, students should be able to conjugate letters in a word and pronounce the words. Thirdly, students should be able to write when given simple words. In short, the goal of this book is threefold to enable student's recognition including pronunciation of letters, conjugation of letters to produce a word and writing of words as well as pronouncing them.


PASHTU PICTURE DICTIONARY

PASHTU PICTURE DICTIONARY

With Audio Files
By Farid Saydee, Mohammad Atmar, and Yama Meerzadad

Suggested retail $79.49

ISBN: 978-0-7442-0304-2
Page Count: 182
Published: 2010

This is the first Pashtu dictionary of its kind that teaches interested Pashtu learners Pashtu words through the use of pictures and interactive activities. The Pashtu Picture Dictionary can be used independently or in conjunction with other teaching materials. Each lesson has been designed based on the National Standards and Backward Design. The authors are currently teaching Pashtu classes at San Diego State University who have extensive knowledge in the area of teaching and curriculum development. An audio CD, produced by the native speakers in both -western and eastern- Pashtu dialects, further supports the learning of the contents to great extent.


PASHTU PHRASE BOOK

PASHTU PHRASE BOOK

With Audio Files
By Mohammad Zekria

ISBN: 978-0-7442-0315-8

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Pashtu Grammar

PASHTU GRAMMAR

With Audio Files
By Mohammad Zekria

ISBN: 978-0-7442-0324-0

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DARI ALPHABET & ACTIVITY BOOK

DARI ALPHABET & ACTIVITY BOOK

With Audio Files
By Farid Saydee, and Abdul Saboor Niazi

Suggested retail $79.49

ISBN: 978-0-7442-2070-4
Page Count: 150
Published: 2012

This alphabet workbook has been prepared with the intention to teach Dari alphabet to interested individuals in an easy and fun way and within a short period of time. Students are expected to read and write Dari script after studying and completing the entire book with all its exercises. Dari letters are categorized into families of letters to facilitate learning except for the first letter of the alphabet. The letters in each family are introduced and their common characteristics are elaborated. Then, each letter is pronounced, transliterated and explained, backed with examples.

The examples in this book are of particular importance. Most of the examples are familiar words in English such as names of places written in Dari script.

The goal behind putting this book together is to enable students or enthusiasts of Dari language to, first of all, recognize and pronounce the letters in all their forms—whether connected or not to another letter, or used in the beginning, middle or at the end of a word. Second of all, students should be able to conjugate letters in a word and pronounce the words. Thirdly, students should be able to write when given simple words. In short, the goal of this book is threefold—to enable students' recognition including pronunciation of letters, conjugation of letters to produce a word and writing of words as well as pronouncing them.


DARI-ENGLISH PICTURE DICTIONARY

Dari - English PICTURE DICTIONARY

By Farid Saydee Mohammad Atmar, and Yama Meerzada

Suggested retail $84.49

ISBN: 978-0-7442-4022-1
Page Count: 206
Published: 2013

The Dari – English Picture Dictionary contains 13 thematic lessons related to the daily life. Each lesson has been developed based on the principles of "backward design and national standards." In other words, the lesson starts with introduction of 12-16 new vocabulary words and follows with guided activities for further memorization and retention. The listening activities, produced by native Dari speakers, further support learning of the contents to great extent. The lesson will end with an assessment activity.

The authors are instructors of Dari language at San Diego State University and have extensive knowledge in the area of teaching and curriculum development.