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Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs, plus 2 reading booklets
Dari, also called “Dari Persian,” “Eastern Persian,” or “Afghan Persian,” is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, the other being Pashto. Dari, however, is the standard language used in the government and in the media, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. It’s one of three major Persian dialects, although there are many minor ones. Pimsleur's Dari courses teach the official form, “Kabuli Dari.”
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. This complete Dari Persian course includes all of Levels I and II – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading Dari Persian. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about two hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out the Dari Persian alphabet, then to progress to reading for meaning. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Dari with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.