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Dari: An Elementary Textbook
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Forward Preface A Brief Introduction to Dari 1. An Introduction to Dari 2. What Is Your Phone Number? 3. Greetings and Introductions 4. In the Classroom 5. What Do You Do Every Day? 6. My Family 7. My Residence 8. At the Bazaar9. Summer Vacations 10. During My Break Appendices A: Answer KeyB: TranscriptsC: Dari PhrasesD: Persian PhrasesE: Dari-English GlossaryF: English-Dari Glossary Index

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Without a doubt, this is simply the best Dari textbook ever developed. Anyone can use it-be it a new language learner, heritage speaker or a language instructor. This book not only uses interesting and relevant, daily life topics in each chapter, but also seeks to develop the most needed skills, e.g. speaking, listening, reading and writing. Grammar and cultural notes make the book very comprehensible and easy to follow. For those interested in working for the government or interested in taking language proficiency exams, Dari: An Elementary Textbook will provide the skills needed to meet their goals. Dr. Arman's book is what language learners have been missing all along-it's a complete, all-in-one language textbook. -- Behnaz Zamani, Dari Language Instructor, Indiana University As a native Dari speaker from Afghanistan and a linguist by profession, I found Dari: An Elementary Textbook exceptionally well-written and easy to understand and follow, as the book offers authentic and culturally appropriate illustrations to help students to follow along. Beginners will find Dari extremely useful when applying the book's many practical elements to their learning process. -- Homayun Saifi, linguist, media analyst, Legal Languages International

About the Author

Rahman Arman is at Indiana University as an Afghan languages developer in CeLCAR and a lecturer of language and culture in CEUS (Central Eurasian Studies). He has spent many years developing materials for study of the Dari and Pashto languages, and he is certified by both ACTFL/ILR as an Afghan languages OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester.

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As a native Dari speaker from Afghanistan and a linguist by profession, I found Dari: An Elementary Textbook exceptionally well-written and easy to understand and follow, as the book offers authentic and culturally appropriate illustrations to help students to follow along. Beginners will find Dari extremely useful when applying the book's many practical elements to their learning process. -- Homayun Saifi, linguist, media analyst, Legal Languages International
Without a doubt, this is simply the best Dari textbook ever developed. Anyone can use it-be it a new language learner, heritage speaker or a language instructor. This book not only uses interesting and relevant, daily life topics in each chapter, but also seeks to develop the most needed skills, e.g. speaking, listening, reading and writing. Grammar and cultural notes make the book very comprehensible and easy to follow. For those interested in working for the government or interested in taking language proficiency exams, Dari: An Elementary Textbook will provide the skills needed to meet their goals. Dr. Arman's book is what language learners have been missing all along-it's a complete, all-in-one language textbook. -- Behnaz Zamani, Dari Language Instructor, Indiana University

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