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Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 2
by Nasrullo Khojayori
Georgetown University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-1-58901-264-6
Library of Congress Classification PK6973.K49 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 491.5782421


Enhances students’ exposure to the language, providing the only authentic multimedia available in Tajiki

Tajiki, a variety of modern Persian spoken in Central Asia, is the official language of Tajikistan; most speakers of Tajiki live in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Volume 2 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the second semester of beginning- or lower-intermediate-level language instruction; together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Tajiki cover one year of instruction. Each volume of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook uses the latest pedagogical thinking to teach basic communication skills and linguistic forms in their cultural context. Tested in the classroom, Tajiki enhances students’ exposure to the language by providing the only authentic video and audio available in Tajiki.

Each volume includes-Authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text, available for free on extensive glossary-Maps of the world labeled in Tajiki-Color illustrations and photographs throughout

Topics Covered

Volume One (first semester): Greetings, the Tajiki alphabet, the classroom, professions, introductions, nationalities and places of origin, weather, telling time, family, money, food

Volume Two (second semester): Sports, cooking and ordering meals, clothing, travel, months, seasons, holidays, body parts, medicine, university life, housing (city and village), regions and religions of Tajikistan

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