ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.