As an official language of Afghanistan and a widely spoken language in Pakistan, Pashto is a deeply historical language with roots at least 3,500 years deep. Join the rich traditions of the Pashtun people and the estimated 50 million people worldwide who speak Pashto and embrace the historical and fascinating language of this significant culture. In Afghanistan, Pashto is a crucial language for participating in government functions, schooling, and cultural exchange. By choosing to learn Pashto, you’re making an educated entrance into the increasingly relevant and always intriguing world of Central Asia.
No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Pashto language structure.
Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Pashto culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Pashto culture and make a positive impression.
Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.
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Learn Pashto language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts
Our main language course that contains the core content.