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                Persian Language Course


Course overview

Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to launch its Persian/Dari Language Course. The aim of this initiative is to foster Persian language among international community in Afghanistan. This course will be instructed in English by two professional bilingual Afghan professors. In its original design, Persian language Course is consisted of four Modules such as Grammar, Writing, Reading and Oral Proficiency.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Persian/Dari Grammar
  • Sentence, word order, question order, word and sentence stress and intonation
  • Noun forms
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Adverbials
  • Miscellaneous
  • Direction and Word Order in Persian
  • Question Word Order
  • Counting and Classifiers
  • Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
  • Direct object marking
  • Comparative and Superlative
  • Tenses (Past, Present, Future tenses)
  1. Writing Skills
  • Introduction to Persian/Dari Alphabet
  • Introduction to Sentence Building
  1. Oral Proficiency (Speaking)
  • Saying hello and goodbye
  • Introducing yourself
  • Following classroom instructions
  • Providing personal information
  • Using a dictionary
  • Stating place of origin
  • Naming days, months, and dates on three calendars
  • Stating time of day and dates
  • Converting dates between calendars
  • Stating seasons
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Talking and asking about modes of transportation and directions
  • Understanding Afghanistan’s customs and traditions
  • Reading formal writing style, as in newspapers
  • Asking for help in emergency situations
  1. Reading Skills
  • Introduction to reading skills
  • Reading formal writing style as found in newspapers

Learning methodology

At the beginning of each unit, you will see the Unit Objectives, or all the things you should be able to do with the language after you have studied that unit. These objectives are also separately listed at the beginning of each module in the unit. When you begin a module, you will normally complete a task that introduces you to the theme of the module. The task may involve discussing a picture, watching a video, or working with a new set of vocabulary.

Then you will complete several learning tasks that lead up to a communicative task of some kind, often one which asks you to use the language you have previously learned in group or pair-work or in a presentation to the class.

*Subject to interest and demand, the course will offer advanced classes, upon completion of the introduction course.

Course Details

Language of instruction: English

Course Period: 1 Semester (three consecutive months)

Dates: 6th August to 6th October, 2016
(12 Sessions)

Course fee: 1000 USD

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (Saturdays or Sundays)

*The course fee includes the training venue, training material, handouts and compilation of certificate. 


Historic 9 Towers Fort (AISS HQ) Karta Parwan, Behind Pakistani Embassy, Kabul

Application deadline: 4th August 2016

 *Due to limited space, registration will be done on a “first come first serve” basis.


To reserve a place on this course, please contact us:

Contact: (+93) 783 67 90 56 , 020 – 2232886

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