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Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook

""In visual appeal, realistic language situations, authentic texts, and up-to-date methodology, and with its illustrations and audio and video materials, Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is the most engaging, rich, and efficient classroom textbook yet for beginning students of Dari, Farsi, and Tajiki dialects of Persian.""
   —Michael C. Hillman, professor of Persian studies, The University of Texas

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Tajiki language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Tajikistan.

Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and extra exercises, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. It includes a complementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Topics Covered
The Tajiki alphabet, greetings and introductions, commands and requests, daily routines, etiquette, weather, family, money, food, clothing, travel, leisure, and medical matters.

Minimum System Requirements
   • Intel® Pentium® II 450 MHz or faster processor (or equivalent); Mac OS 10.4 or higher
   • 128 MB of RAM
   • CD Drive
   • Speakers or headphones

Author
Nasrullo Khojayori is a software developer at Transparent Language, Inc. He received his PhD in 2000 from the Institute of Tajik Language and Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. He has taught Tajiki and Persian and has served as lead developer of Tajiki language materials at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University.

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