Pashto (PASH)

PASH 405 Elementary Pashto I

The first semester is focused on mastering the writing system, basic structures, and simple conversation using texts, writing samples, and numerous structure and dialogue drills.We remain within the present and future tenses only, developing vocabulary with lessons and discussions centered around greetings, family, weather, foods, and directions. Students use authentic online and textbook materials. Prereqisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

PASH 406 Elementary Pashto II

The second semester covers more advanced structures with reinforcing drills, and begin reading longer texts of an assorted variety, mostly short stories and some news articles.The past tense is introduced, as well as longer more complex texts. Topics within simple simulated contexts (taxi, hotel, restaurant, food shopping, time, family). Short writing exercises and dictations are expected at this time, as well as simultaneous translations to and from Pashto. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisite: PASH 405

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

PASH 425 Intermediate Pashto I

A more in-depth study of the Pashto language. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension are all stressed in this more advanced course which also builds on the grammer of beginning level. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Prerequisite: PASH 406

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

PASH 426 Intermediate Pashto II

The second semester of intermediate study and a more in-depth study of the Pashto language. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension are all stressed in this more advanced course which also continues to build on grammer skills. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisite: PASH 425

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

PASH 446 Advanced Pashto Readings

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Seminar

1.0 Course Unit