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Title: Pashto
Subtitle: An Elementary Textbook
Written By: 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 a beginning level of 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
-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
-IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® II 1.26 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent); Mac OS
10.5 or higher
-512 MB of RAM
-CD Drive
-Speakers or headphones

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Pashto, Southern
Pashto, Northern
Pashto, Central
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589017730
ISBN-13: 9781589017733
Pages: 390
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589017749
ISBN-13: 9781589017740
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95