Dari Language Study

Pocket Medical Dari

by Dr. Josette McMichael

Medical phrases and dictionary for expatriate and local health professionals.
English / Dari script / Glassman phonetics: paperback 134 pp.

*Also available in draft format in Yousufzai Pukhto.

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Conversational Dari

An introductory language course in Dari (Afghan Persian).

By Eugene Glassman

Conversational Dari was first published by Eugene Glassman in 1970/1971 in co-operation with the Language and Orientation Committee of the International Assistance Mission (IAM). Since that time, Conversational Dari has been used by many hundreds of expatriate workers (both in Afghanistan and among the Afghan Diaspora) as a part of their Dari language learning. Conversational Dari remains an essential resource for overseas workers and students, enabling them to speak one of the two major languages of Afghanistan.

The text includes 25 lessons in Dari transliteration, with grammar explanations, exercises, and pronunciation drills, along with cultural notes. Each lesson is introduced with an Afghan Persian proverb.

Its easy-to-use and practical format makes it a helpful language guide for teachers and students. The book will be of special interest to universities and professors offering, or desirous of offering, a Dari Persian Language Course as part of their Near and Middle Eastern Studies or Iranian Languages programs. It is also beneficial to relief and development workers as well as to government and private agencies assisting the Afghan people.

5th Edition, Published in 2000, last reprint 2003; Dari (Romanized Phonetics)/English; 381 pages; 8.5″ x 11″ [size]; Spiral Bound Soft Cover; ISBN 969-8343-12-1

Interlit recommends that students of Dari (Afghan Persian) make use of the whole range of materials that accompany this key language textbook, Conversational Dari.

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Conversational Dari Audio Lessons

A set of eight audio CDs to accompany the text lessons of Conversational Dari

This set of eight audio CDs has been recorded by trained language teachers in Afghanistan from the 2003 edition of Conversational Dari. It includes all the vocabulary and dialogues of the twenty-five text lessons. These audio CDS were designed as a teacher-companion to listen to as you in engage in your language study.

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Conversational Dari Audio & Text Combination

Special: Buy audio CDs for Conversational Dari and text together.

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Surviving in Dari: Vocabulary & dialogues for use in Afghanistan

A mini Dari course of key vocabulary and dialogues.

By the Language & Orientation Programme of IAM

A collection of key vocabulary words and practice dialogues in Afghan Persian. It has been designed to accompany Conversational Dari by Eugene Glassman, providing many cultural insights as well as practical language help. In addition, Surviving in Dari is an excellent language learning resource for the short-term worker in Afghanistan. Its practical vocabulary and dialogues, dealing with issues like catching a taxi and sending an email, are excellent for those who wish to get to grips with language and culture but don’t have time for an extensive language learning program.

Published in 2003; Dari (Romanized Phonetics)/English; 174 pages; 8.5″ x 11″ [size]; Spiral Bound Soft Cover; ISBN 969-8343-27-X

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Surviving in Dari Audio Lessons

CDs to accompany Surviving in Dari: Vocabulary & dialogues for use in Afghanistan

This set of five audio CDs has been recorded by trained language teachers in Afghanistan. It includes all the vocabulary and dialogues included in the text lessons.

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Surviving in Dari Audio & Text Combination

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Picture It in Dari and Pashto

A story picture book to enhance Dari & Pashto language study.

Compiled by IAM

All language students know that conversation is a vital part of language acquisition. Picture It in Dari and Pashto provides both student and teacher with a rich resource of material for story-telling. For example, a beginner can repeat the stories as told by his teacher in the present tense, and then when more advanced in language tell the same story again using the more complicated past tenses. There is plenty of space in the book for the student to make vocabulary and grammar notes.

Published in 2004; 32 pages; 11″ x 8.5″ [Size]; Spiral Bound Soft Cover; ISBN 969-8343-29-6

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Dari Verb Notebook

A workbook to accompany, Conversational Dari

by the Language & Orientation Programme of IAM

The Dari Verb Notebook has been designed to accompany Conversational Dari by Eugene Glassman. It is a workbook to be completed by the student for both reference and ongoing study. The Dari Verb Notebook provides a structured opportunity for students of Dari to write down the composition of the fifty or so main verbs used in Conversational Dari and list their associated compound verbs.

Published in 2004; Dari (Romanized Phonetics)/English; 131 pages; 11″ x 8.5″ [size]; Spiral Bound Soft Cover; ISBN 969-8343-26-2

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