Dari – STARTALK Infrastructure Project

The Language Acquisition Resource Center was awarded the STARTALK Dari and Persian Infrastructure building project in 2016. Through this project five Dari courses were developed at the Novice-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency levels. Each course (60 contact hours) contains two curricula, one for listening and speaking, and one for reading and writing for students in grades K-8; 20 learning plans for each curriculum (total 200 learning plans); 12 instructional videos at the Novice and Intermediate levels narrated Dari to complement the curricula and learning plans and make STARTALK-endorsed principles more comprehensible and accessible to Dari teachers, in particular, and to all other teachers, in general. Because they are developed based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and not local or regional curricula and standards, these resources can be utilized effectively to fit the needs of any K-8 language program in the United States.

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Dari Course 1 (NM-NM)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - Bagh-e-BaburDownload
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1-20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - Bagh-e-BaburDownload
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload

Dari Course 2 (NH-IL)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Kabul Museum Download
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaburDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Kabul Museum Download
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaburDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload

Dari Course 3 (IL-IM)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 2Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - MandaweeDownload
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Baba NowruzDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish (Haft Maywa) and Kids MaylaDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 13Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 2Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - MandaweeDownload
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Baba NowruzDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish (Haft Maywa) and Kids MaylaDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 13Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload

Dari Course 4 (IM-IH)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Traditional Afghan Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 2Traditional Afghan Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Taqi ZafarDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Haft MaywaDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload
 TopicDownload file
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Traditional Afghan Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 2Traditional Afghan Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Taqi ZafarDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Haft MaywaDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Afghan MusicDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload

Dari Course 5 (IH-AL)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Haft MaywaDownload
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Sabzee ChalawDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaborDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Zayarat-e-SakhiDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Mazari SharifDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Darul Aman PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Buddhas of BamiyanDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Masjid Jami HeratDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Khirqa MubarakDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Qabili PalauDownload
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Maywa and Haft Seen)Download
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Gul-e-Surkh and Sizdah Be-darDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in PhaghmanDownload
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Mazar-e-SharifDownload
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Kabul ZooDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Haft MaywaDownload
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Sabzee ChalawDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaborDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Zayarat-e-SakhiDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Mazari SharifDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Darul Aman PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Buddhas of BamiyanDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Masjid Jami HeratDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Khirqa MubarakDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Qabili PalauDownload
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Maywa and Haft Seen)Download
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Gul-e-Surkh and Sizdah Be-darDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in PhaghmanDownload
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Mazar-e-SharifDownload
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Kabul ZooDownload

Dari Instructional Videos

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