Indiana University has taught Pashto since 2004, and CEUS (Central Eurasian Studies) will be teaching it again in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. This will be an intermediate-level course.
Dr. Rahman Arman has taught Pashto since 2008 and has taught Pashto online since 2016. His students tell us that he is an outstanding instructor, and many of the more motivated students have gone on to achieve a 3+ proficiency rating, based on ACTFL’s scores for OPI (Oral Proficiency Interviews) before leaving their Pashto studies at Indiana University. The course will combine interactive online exercises, expert textbook content, and extensive use of authentic materials, with face-to-face real-time interactions via Zoom with instructors and presenters from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Classes are conducted primarily in Pashto and emphasize the development of real-time communication skills.
To learn more about Pashto, explore CeLCAR’s alphabet chart, language pamphlet, published textbooks (at introductory or intermediate levels), or visit the Pashto information page of IAUNRC (Inner Eurasian and Uralic National Resource Center).