Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30

Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Pashto with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442338531
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

About Pashto

  • Pashto is an Iranian language of the Indo-European family spoken by over 17 million people, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • This course teaches the Northern dialect as spoken in Kabul (Afghanistan), which will be understood through all Pashto-speaking regions.
  • Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan (Dari is the other) and the native tongue of approximately 50 percent of the population there.
  • Although, not an official language in Pakistan, it is spoken by approximately 13% of the population.
  • Pashto uses a modified version of the Arabic alphabet, and is read right to left.


The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Pashto Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.
  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Pashto, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

About Pashto

  • Pashto is an Iranian language of the Indo-European family spoken by over 17 million people, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • This course teaches the Northern dialect as spoken in Kabul (Afghanistan), which will be understood through all Pashto-speaking regions.
  • Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan (Dari is the other) and the native tongue of approximately 50 percent of the population there.
  • Although, not an official language in Pakistan, it is spoken by approximately 13% of the population.
  • Pashto uses a modified version of the Arabic alphabet, and is read right to left.


The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Pashto Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.
  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Pashto, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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4.5

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  • It works (11)
  • Portable (10)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Fun (4)

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    • Business/work (10)
    • Self-improvement (10)
    • Fun (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Family background/heritage (3)
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    5.0

    Impressing people already.

    By Mythical

    from Somewhere, maine

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work

      Comments about Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I have been using this for 5 weeks and have learned a lot. It is great to pop in the ear buds or plug into the stereo while driving. Good preparation for things to come.

       
      5.0

      The best language training available!

      By infantry PL

      from Fort Campbell, KY

      About Me Military personnel

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        This is by far the best and quickest way to become conversational in a foreign language that there is available. The program does not teach through reading and writing, it just teaches through listening and speaking. You will be amazed at the progress you will make. At the end of the first lesson I was already able to understand a full conversation in Pashto. I am recommending this to all of my Soldiers!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worth Every Minute - Only 30, At That

        By Bree

        from Washington DC

        About Me Government employee, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Family background/Heritage
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I use Pimsleur's langauge lessons to help make me a more valuable employee and expand my skillset. More importantly, I have a family member who will soon be sent to Afghanistan and it gives me great pleasure to help teach some words and expressions. You must be motivated to do this course, if you have that, you will be well rewarded.

           
          5.0

          Pashto Phase 1

          By JRod

          from El Paso, TX

          About Me Military personnel

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business/Work
            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30:

            Feels very natural. Proper amount of repetition and new material results in excellent retention.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pimsleur Pashto

            By Anonymous

            from Southeast, USA

            About Me Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • It Works

            Cons

            • No writing component
            • Time commitment

            Best Uses

            • Just for fun

            Comments about Pashto Phase 1, Units 1-30:

            I use this product on the computer, and it exceeded my expectations. I'm typically not a fan of audio-only courses, but this program is solid. I love the fact that the words covered are actually used in everyday conversation, and that the strange Pashto word order is carefully dissected.
            However, I dislike the fact that some words are broken apart BACKWARDS. I like to e able to slowly pronounce a word, just... Forward.

            Overall, very nice.

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