The primary goal of this quick start guide is to introduce you to the DARI language. This is a first attempt at DARI in two hours … impossible … but fun to try … see natural vocabulary of simple words used over and over …
DARI // CRE LEARNING
Dari (دری, Darī, [dæɾiː]), or Dari Persian (فارسی دری, Fārsī-yi Darī), is a political term used for the various dialects of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan. Dari is the term officially recognised and promoted since 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language, hence it is known as Afghan Persian or Eastern Persian in many Western sources. As Professor Nile Green remarks “the impulses behind renaming of Afghan Persian as Dari were more nationalistic than linguistic” in order to create an Afghan state narrative. Persian language in Afghanistan is generally called Farsi (فارسی) by the Persian-speaking ethnic groups and Parsi (پارسی) by ethnic Pashtuns. Apart from a few basics of vocabulary, there is little difference between formal written Persian of Afghanistan and Iran. The term “Dari” is officially used for the characteristic spoken Persian of Afghanistan, but is best restricted to formal spoken registers. Persian-speakers in Afghanistan contend that the term “Dari” has been forced on them by the dominant Pashtun ethnic group as an attempt to distance Afghanistan from its cultural, linguistic, and historical ties to the rest of the Persian-speaking world, which includes Iran, Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan such as Samarqand and Bukhara.
As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan; the other is Pashto. Dari is the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan and the native language of approximately 40–45% of the population. Dari serves as the lingua franca of the country and is understood by up to 78% of the population.
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MAIN FEATURE //
Dynamic English-based brief language learning system developed with some UN staff.
For staff members on short or long missions to developed and developing countries to feel more comfortable and effective in achieving better working relationships in English, with local government, refugees, client and project staff as they perceive the effort to speak the local language with a good accent, and thus to respect and value the local culture.
DESIGNED FOR //
Non-speakers to acquire a confidence very rapidly, in the basics of the local natural language, and for current speakers to achieve significant accent improvement.
COURSE DURATION //
Six hours of professional instruction in CRE and then at individual discretion during one week, with reinforcement a month later.
Individual training or as a small part of any management training program to stimulate creativity, because: “Each language is an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values” – Professor Kenneth Hale – linguistics expert of MIT who spoke 50 languages fluently and died October 8th 2001.
Uses the CRE technique to achieve intuitive absorption of the natural language with confidence and without stress. Designed to handle varying individual value systems and needs. CRE technique, once acquired, can be easily used for any other language or dialect.