Best Pashto Websites
200+to help you learn Pashto

Pashto is the Iranian language of the Pashtuns, also spoken in
northern areas of Pakistan, that is an official language of Afghanistan.

Pashto (also transliterated Pukhto or Pushtu) is an Eastern Iranian Indo-
European language spoken natively by ~50 million people. It is one
of the official languages of Afghanistan and a regional language
in West and Northwest Pakistan. In the days of the British Raj, Pashto
speakers were referred to in English as Pathan. Pashto exists in other
nations as a language but most Pashto spoken by other users are
people with partial ancestry or mixed blood.

NOTE: Most of the phrases are written as they would be pronounced by
people living in the area around Paktia, Logar, Kabul and Nangarhar etc.
But if one travels south or east (towards Kandahar or Pakhtunkhwa),
the regional dialects change certain speech sounds.

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       Pashto Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips

    143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Pashto Classroom

    They work well as I used each of them with great success for 35 years

    Teacher, call on me. I can answer in Pashto

  • The 143 Activities Website above translated into Pashto

    Professor Polyglot

    I want to help you learn

    A new idea:
    Give your students an ANSWER.
    They come up with a QUESTION.
    This is an excellent way to see how much they can come up
    with good questions. There can be NO specific right answer.
    This technique will work well in all your Pashto classes.

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    University of Northern Iowa
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    I love to speak Pasht o

    Name this popular food in Afghanistan

    Students learning Pashto
    It is your attitude and NOT your aptitude
    that determines your altitude.

    National Museum of Afghanistan

    Say each one twice in a row
    tindal ma ta tindal ta ta tindal wakhato hawa ta.
    Stanjali Pastanjali Jajmajali Khan.
    daka dewa tol thail thal.

    My favorite. Afghani Lamb Kebab.

    God can see a black ant walk on a black
    stone in a black night.

  • The History of Kabul
  • Learn all about Kandahar here
  • Herat is the third largest city in Afghanistan

    An Ad For Learning Another Language
    From YouTube
    If this turtle can learn Pashto you can too.

    Khufu Great Pyramid

    We want to race Ben Hur three times
    around the Roman Coliseum Arena.
    Now, get those two birds out of our path.

    Can you tell me what this is called?

    Our Pashto teacher has lots of CLASS

  • First Words in Pashto
  • And here they are
    See how many you already know.

  • And here you will find Herat Citadel

  • Best Pashto Websites
    GOOGLE rates this Pashto site #2.

  • A rapid reference for Pashto

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  • Learn Pashto on Google Play

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  • Learn Pashto online by practicing with a native speaker

  • Pashto for Beginners | 500 Popular Words & Phrases - YouTube

  • Pashto language, alphabet and pronunciation - Omniglot

  • How to Learn-Pashto

  • The language by Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • The Pashtu (Pashto) Language

  • How to learn Pashto. Lots of suggestions.

  • Start learning Pashto with MANGO

  • The Pashto Alphabet

  • History of the Pashto Language

  • Get uTalk - Start learning Pashto today

  • Pashto movies & news

  • Pashto Music pn Facebook

  • Pashto Translation Services

  • List of newspapers in Afghanistan

  • 9 Historical Places In Afghanistan

    "Fear those who are afraid of you"

    Have you eaten Haft Mewa lately?

    "Fear can make a donkey attack a lion"

    The Minaret of Jam

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with 32 languages

  • English to Pashto Translator
  • This one provides an translation either direction
    It is a great site...check it out! Talk about a site that does your language homework...this is it!
    You select the language you want translated from English and VOILA!

    Pashto Teacher hints, advice and tips
    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other Pashto educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment!

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their Pashto classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of Pashto teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always believed in is - If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot. All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Pashto language students.

    Keep your Pashto classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your Pashto students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 78 now, but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. (See Below)

    Jim Becker = BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD.-ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education)

    143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Pashto Classroom
    A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
    35 years of classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.

    I hope you enjoyed all the Pashto links on this site.

    Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus and your Webmaster.

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