Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 1

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 1 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the first semester of beginning-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 contains authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and extra exercises, available here on GUPTextbooks.com. Each book also includes an extensive glossary, maps of the world labeled in Tajiki, and four-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

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Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 2

Topics Covered

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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About the 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.