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Pashto Speaking for Everyday Use

6 weeks, Starting 10th May
Tues, Thurs (7PM - 8PM) | PKR 8,000

What you'll learn

  • Get familiar with the alphabet and phonetics of Pashto,
  • Understand the basic structure and grammar of the language,
  • Understand common-use phrases in Pashto and speak them in their dialect
  • Learn a basic vocabulary and glossary of common-use phrases

About this Course

Course Overview

This course will help the participants learn Pashto language, as it is spoken today by the Pashtuns in KP. It will prepare them to have conversations in Pashto while traveling within KP. Throughout the course, we will emphasize both the spoken language of educated native speakers and the contemporary vocabulary used in the media.

25 million people i.e. 15% of the population in Pakistan speaks Pashto. With the rise of tourism and intercity travel, Pashto-speaking areas are more likely to be visited. As language is the roadmap to understand a culture, it is important to learn and speak Pashto. 

The short course will teach you Pashto words and phrases that can help you in every situation on your travel. Audiovisual tools will help in facilitating the learning process. The course will consist of constant speaking exercises, which develop your confidence to have conversations in Pashto.

The course is designed for beginners, hence, it does not presume any previous knowledge of written or spoken Pashto. 

Instructor

Shafeeq Gigyani is a Peshawar-based culture activist, who teaches at the University of Peshawar. He also leads a nonprofit organization, The Enlight lab. Recently he led a project which has digitalized the Peshawar Museum. Besides this, he regularly writes on heritage and culture-related topics related to KP.

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Course Outline

Week 1
Session 1- Introduction to language, history, and geographical context.
Session 2- Dialect variations. Alphabets and sounds. Letter, words.
Week 1
Weeks 2
Session 3- Grammar and sentence structure.
Session 4- Grammar (linking words, pronouns, etc.) and Sentence structure. Counting (numbers)
Weeks 2
Weeks 3
Session 5- Pashto vocabulary (nouns): colors, profession names, kitchen words, household items, clothing, etc ….example sentences (nouns + verbs)
Session 6- Common Phrases using a vocabulary word list. Learning to introduce yourself in Pashto. Speaking exercise
Weeks 3
Week 4
Session 7- Common Phrases: introductory conversation, conversations in a market (shops, hotels) as a tourist.
Session 8- Common Phrases; directions, everyday conversation, workplace conversation. Speaking exercises.
Week 4
Week 5
Session 9- Interrogative form in Pashto questions (5 Ws). Common questions.
Session 10- Listening exercise. Watch video clips and pick out the meaning of conversation, vocabulary. Speaking exercise: Asking questions and giving answers.
Week 5
Week 6
Session 11- Common Phrases: Greetings and conversation around festivals, weddings, birthdays. Cultural vocabulary list. Listening exercise: Watch video clips and pick out the meaning of conversation, vocabulary.
Session 12- Listening and speaking exercise.
Week 6

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you enroll, you can get a 100% refund if you withdraw after the first lesson. We do not offer refunds after that.

Yes, this is a 100% online course.

No financial aid is available for this course as it is already being offered at a discounted price.

You should take this course if you are interested in learning how to speak Pashto for everyday use (as it is spoken in KP). It is also beneficial to gain a deeper insight into the culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The sessions will be interactive. Practice after class is recommended but it will not be given as an assignment.