Dari: An Intermediate Textbook
by Rahman Arman
Georgetown University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-62616-223-5
Library of Congress Classification PK6393.A35A763 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 491.5682421

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Dari is the most commonly used language in Afghanistan; in fact, all official documents are written in it. This textbook, designed to cover one year of instruction, offers intermediate learners a communicative approach to the Dari language that develops the four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—through culturally relevant activities. It is accompanied by a CD-ROM with extensive authentic audio and video to help learners perform tasks and functions in both colloquial and standard forms.

Emphasizing task-oriented, communicative activities that develop key language skills, this textbook offers a thematically organized approach to learning the Dari language for intermediate students. The topics discussed feature travel, micro-loans for businesses, shopping, and meeting with officials. Innovations include the functional approach to grammar and an emphasis on integrated skills development. With its various authentic materials, including a DVD with videos filmed in the different regions of Afghanistan and audio by native speakers, students have many opportunities to advance their language skills.


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