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 ACTFL 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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STARTALK 10 years

Dari Course 1 (Novice Mid – Novice High)

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Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 1: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Dari SL C1-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Dari SL C1-LP2
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload Dari SL C1-LP3
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload Dari SL C1-LP4
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Dari SL C1-LP5
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Dari SL C1-LP6
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload Dari SL C1-LP7
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload Dari SL C1-LP8
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload Dari SL C1-LP9
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari SL C1-LP10
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari SL C1-LP11
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload Dari SL C1-LP12
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload Dari SL C1-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload Dari SL C1-LP14
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload Dari SL C1-LP15
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload Dari SL C1-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari SL C1-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari SL C1-LP18
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - Bagh-e-BaburDownload Dari SL C1-LP19
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload Dari SL C1-LP20
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Learning Plans 1-20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 1: RW LP 1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Dari RW C1-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Dari RW C1-LP2
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload Dari RW C1-LP3
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload Dari RW C1-LP4
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Dari RW C1-LP5
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Dari RW C1-LP6
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload Dari RW C1-LP7
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload Dari RW C1-LP8
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload Dari RW C1-LP9
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari RW C1-LP10
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari RW C1-LP11
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload Dari RW C1-LP12
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload Dari RW C1-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload Dari RW C1-LP14
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload Dari RW C1-LP15
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload Dari RW C1-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari RW C1-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari RW C1-LP18
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - Bagh-e-BaburDownload Dari RW C1-LP19
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload Dari RW C1-LP20

Dari Course 2 (Novice High – Intermediate Low)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 2: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download Dari LS C2-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download Dari LS C2-LP2
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download Dari LS C2-LP3
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download Dari LS C2-LP4
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari LS C2-LP5
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari LS C2-LP6
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload Dari LS C2-LP7
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload Dari LS C2-LP8
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload Dari LS C2-LP9
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload Dari LS C2-LP10
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload Dari LS C2-LP11
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload Dari LS C2-LP12
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload Dari LS C2-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload Dari LS C2-LP14
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload Dari LS C2-LP15
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Kabul Museum Download Dari LS C2-LP16
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari LS C2-LP17
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaburDownload Dari LS C2-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari LS C2-LP19
Learning Plan 20Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari LS C2-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 2: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download Dari RW C2-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download Dari RW C2-LP2
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download Dari RW C2-LP3
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download Dari RW C2-LP4
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari RW C2-LP5
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Dari RW C2-LP6
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload Dari RW C2-LP7
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload Dari RW C2-LP8
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload Dari RW C2-LP9
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload Dari RW C2-LP10
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload Dari RW C2-LP11
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload Dari RW C2-LP12
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload Dari RW C2-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload Dari RW C2-LP14
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload Dari RW C2-LP15
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Kabul Museum Download Dari RW C2-LP16
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari RW C2-LP17
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaburDownload Dari RW C2-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari RW C2-LP19
Learning Plan 20Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari RW C2-LP20

Dari Course 3 (Intermediate Low – Intermediate Mid )

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 3: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Afghan MusicDownload Dari LS C3-LP1
Learning Plan 2Afghan MusicDownload Dari LS C3-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload Dari LS C3-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload Dari LS C3-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload Dari LS C3-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari LS C3-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload Dari LS C3-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload Dari LS C3-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - MandaweeDownload Dari LS C3-LP9
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Baba NowruzDownload Dari LS C3-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish (Haft Maywa) and Kids MaylaDownload Dari LS C3-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanakDownload Dari LS C3-LP12
Learning Plan 13Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload Dari LS C3-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari LS C3-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari LS C3-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari LS C3-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload Dari LS C3-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari LS C3-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari LS C3-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Dari LS C3-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 3: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Afghan MusicDownload Dari RW C3-LP1
Learning Plan 2Afghan MusicDownload Dari RW C3-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload Dari RW C3-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload Dari RW C3-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload Dari RW C3-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari RW C3-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload Dari RW C3-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload Dari RW C3-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - MandaweeDownload Dari RW C3-LP9
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Baba NowruzDownload Dari RW C3-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish (Haft Maywa) and Kids MaylaDownload Dari RW C3-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanakDownload Dari RW C3-LP12
Learning Plan 13Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload Dari RW C3-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari RW C3-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari RW C3-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari RW C3-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload Dari RW C3-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari RW C3-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari RW C3-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Dari RW C3-LP20

Dari Course 4 (Intermediate Mid – Intermediate High)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 4: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Traditional Afghan Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Dari LS C4-LP1
Learning Plan 2Traditional Afghan Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Dari LS C4-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload Dari LS C4-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload Dari LS C4-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload Dari LS C4-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari LS C4-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload Dari LS C4-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload Dari LS C4-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Taqi ZafarDownload Dari LS C4-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload Dari LS C4-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Haft MaywaDownload Dari LS C4-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Afghan MusicDownload Dari LS C4-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload Dari LS C4-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari LS C4-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari LS C4-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari LS C4-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload Dari LS C4-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari LS C4-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari LS C4-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Dari LS C4-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 4: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Traditional Afghan Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Dari RW C4-LP1
Learning Plan 2Traditional Afghan Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Dari RW C4-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Minaret of JamDownload Dari RW C4-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Kabul MuseumDownload Dari RW C4-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Shah-e Doh Shamshira MosqueDownload Dari RW C4-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - ARGDownload Dari RW C4-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Khyber PassDownload Dari RW C4-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Sher DarwazaDownload Dari RW C4-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Taqi ZafarDownload Dari RW C4-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload Dari RW C4-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Haft MaywaDownload Dari RW C4-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Afghan MusicDownload Dari RW C4-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Mayla-e-Gul-e-Surkh and Jashin-e-DehqanDownload Dari RW C4-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari RW C4-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari RW C4-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari RW C4-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Estad ShaydaDownload Dari RW C4-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Ahmad ZahirDownload Dari RW C4-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Aryana SayeedDownload Dari RW C4-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Dari RW C4-LP20

Dari Course 5 (Intermediate High – Advanced Low)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 5: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Haft MaywaDownload Dari LS C5-LP1
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Sabzee ChalawDownload Dari LS C5-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaborDownload Dari LS C5-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Zayarat-e-SakhiDownload Dari LS C5-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Mazari SharifDownload Dari LS C5-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Darul Aman PalaceDownload Dari LS C5-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Buddhas of BamiyanDownload Dari LS C5-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Masjid Jami HeratDownload Dari LS C5-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Khirqa MubarakDownload Dari LS C5-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload Dari LS C5-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Qabili PalauDownload Dari LS C5-LP11
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Maywa and Haft Seen)Download Dari LS C5-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Gul-e-Surkh and Sizdah Be-darDownload Dari LS C5-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari LS C5-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari LS C5-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari LS C5-LP16
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload Dari LS C5-LP17
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in PhaghmanDownload Dari LS C5-LP18
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Mazar-e-SharifDownload Dari LS C5-LP19
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Kabul ZooDownload Dari LS C5-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Dari Course 5: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Haft MaywaDownload Dari RW C5-LP1
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Sabzee ChalawDownload Dari RW C5-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Bagh-e-BaborDownload Dari RW C5-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Zayarat-e-SakhiDownload Dari RW C5-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Mazari SharifDownload Dari RW C5-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Darul Aman PalaceDownload Dari RW C5-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Buddhas of BamiyanDownload Dari RW C5-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Masjid Jami HeratDownload Dari RW C5-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Khirqa MubarakDownload Dari RW C5-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanakDownload Dari RW C5-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Qabili PalauDownload Dari RW C5-LP11
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Maywa and Haft Seen)Download Dari RW C5-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Gul-e-Surkh and Sizdah Be-darDownload Dari RW C5-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - King Amanullah KhanDownload Dari RW C5-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Sayed Jamaluddin AfghanDownload Dari RW C5-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi BalkhiDownload Dari RW C5-LP16
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload Dari RW C5-LP17
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in PhaghmanDownload Dari RW C5-LP18
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Mazar-e-SharifDownload Dari RW C5-LP19
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Kabul ZooDownload Dari RW C5-LP20

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