Progressing in Pashto

Compiled by David Burns

This is primarily a book for those wanting to learn Eastern Afghan Pashto. It is ideally used as a supplement to Randall Olson’s Speaking Afghan Pashto and as material to stimulate ongoing Pashto language study. Principles in this book will be useful when learning other regional languages of Pakistan or Afghanistan.

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Chapter 1 – Personal Language Learning Assessment

Chapter 2 – Language Learning Methods – Beginning Seminar
Knowing Why We Do Things The Way We Do Them
How Have People Actually Learned Languages?
Starting to Learn – Where Do We Go From Here? Chapter 3 – The Silent Period – Introductory Syllabus for the First 6 Weeks
The Comprehensive Radio”
Variety, Total Physical Response, Picture Book
Text, Vocabulary, Survival Conversations Chapter 4 – Lessons Supplements for Chapters 3-26 of Speaking Afghan Pashto Chapter 5 – Language Learning Methods – Continuing Seminar
Keeping on Learning is the Key to Keeping On
Comprehending, Speaking, Reading, Writing Chapter 6 – Language Learning Exercises
27 Exercises varying from verb endings, comparisons, expressing hopes, asking permission, expressions of regret, and more Chapter 7 – Appendices
Bibliography
Teacher Interview & Sample Pashto Teaching Contract
Listing of Conversation Topics
Ideas for Cultural Texts
Managing Language Data Chapter 8 – Picture Book
Over 75 photographs to stimulate language conversation

Spiral Bound; First Edition, Copyright 2007; Published by: Interlit Foundation; 118 pages plus an 18 page picture book section; ISBN: 978-969-8343-38-5

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