AFGHANISTAN FACT FILE
- Official Languages: Dari or Pashto
- Capital City: Kabul
- Population: Dari and Pashto
- Currency: Afghan Rupee
- Government: Representative democracy
- Literacy: An adult literacy rate of 43.02%.
- Calling Code: +93
- Time Zone: GMT+4:30
- National Colors: Black, Red, and Green
- Main Source of Income: Agriculture
- Natural Resources: Natural Gas and Oil
Pashto language, Pashto also spelled Pashtu, also called Pakhtu, member of the Iranian division of the Indo-Iranian group of Indo-European languages. Extensive borrowing has caused Pashto to share many features of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-European languages as well. Originally spoken by the Pashtun people, Pashto became the national language of Afghanistan in 1936. It is spoken by more than 35 million people; most of them reside in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Smaller speech communities exist in Iran, Tajikistan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
Pashto is written in a modified Arabic alphabet called Perso-Arabic. Langma School of Languages follows the International standard of teaching foreign language. The purpose of learning Pashto may vary some may just learn it as students, businessmen, and diplomats working with Afghanistan.
Some Interesting Facts About Afghanistan
- It is bordered by Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the north, China and India to the east, Pakistan to the south and Iran to the west.
- Afghanistan’s population was 37.17 million in 2018
- Until it was destroyed in 2001, Afghanistan boasted one of the largest Buddha statues in the world at an amazing 180ft tall and 1,500 years old!
- The official languages of Afghanistan are Pashtu, Dari, Uzbek, and Turkmen, although around 30 other minor languages are spoken here too!
- The national sport of Afghanistan is Buzkashi, or goat grabbing, where men on horseback all attempt to grab a rogue goat.
- Afghanistan grows fruits, nuts, and wheat; they also rear sheep and goats, and produce wool.
- Afghanistan exports fruits, nuts, wool, cotton, and hand-woven carpets.
- Afghans celebrate their New Year, Nawroz, on 21st March, the first day of spring. Thousands travel to the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif to welcome in Nawroz, a pre-Islamic festival. Local strong men raise a great Janda, an Islamic banner, to herald the beginning of spring and the start of the New Year. If it is lifted in one smooth motion, it is seen as a good omen for the months to come. (You have to hold on to something when you live in a country that has already survived more than 30 years of war.)
- Poetry is a cherished part of Afghan culture. Afghans have told their stories in verse for more than 1,000 years. Thursday night is “poetry night” in the western city of Herat - men, women, and children gather to share ancient and modern verse, listen to traditional Herati music, and enjoy sweet tea and pastries long into the night.
Why choose Langma School of Languages for learning Pashto
- Langma School of Languages is the pioneer in providing quality education of Pashto language to students. We at Langma School of Languages combine several things to create a unique learning experience that has set us apart. Our students share their belief as they return to us bringing their relatives and friends.
- Langma School of Languages works a “facilitator” instead of being a “transmitter” of knowledge. Langma School of Languages not only emphasises on improving the language skills but also helps students develop overall-personality.
- Langma School of Languages follows an international standard whilst teaching foreign languages ranging from beginners to Advanced. Langma School of Languages is fully equipped such as Computer lab, Library, and Wi-Fi facility. Langma School of Languages use its own tested methodology: the Audio/Video – cum – Interactive Method (ACIM), giving a proven quick and easy grasp of the languages. ACIM offers fast result in comprehension and speaking by introducing words and phrases in a structured way to develop sentence framing in an understandable manner, our methodology is suitable for learners of all age group and easily adapted to specific needs.
- The growth of Developing countries remains one of the most anticipated economic and its fulfilment relies on multilingual. A broader foundation of language training enable students enables students to become part of the developed world, their lives become enriched and their future set firmly on the path to success. Langma School of Languages courses of Pashto Language offers an insight into history, literature, culture, and arts. Langma School of Language is the best training centre for both classroom and online where one can choose individual or group sessions according to their requirements. Our dedicated team of teachers are highly experienced and qualified, some with more than 14 years of teaching experience whilst others hold PhD or other relevant qualification from internationally recognised institutions. They bring their experience to classes: implement a practical approach into their lessons.
- Langma School of Languages is active in promoting the growth and development of Pashto learning skills through our classroom and online platform across the world. We take very seriously the importance of providing specific Pashto skills to suit our student’s and client’s needs along with being aware of the reputation of both our self’s and our clients and students by ensuring the highest standards of training. Langma School of Languages’ forward thinking approach takes into consideration new developments in teaching practice; we have adopted a pro-active role in lobbying Government bodies, institutions, and several diplomatic centres to take seriously the importance of being multilingual.
- Langma School of Languages offers a best platform to learn Pashto Language. Classes at Langma School of Languages, are offered under the supervision of native speakers, who have years of expertise in preparing students for these exams. A basic structure is created by imparting an overall knowledge of the topic followed by practical exercises and interactive practice sessions. Langma School of Languages’ expertise in education and its ongoing development are brought into play with specific topics and practice sessions designed exclusively for the students.
- Langma School of Languages offers a best platform to acquire the knowledge of Pashto language and culture. Langma School of Languages covers a range of relevant and fun based areas deemed to be of the greatest value and interest to the participants.
- Langma School of Languages is lead by a team of accomplished teachers and authors with a broad experience in education and interpersonal skills, our inspirational and motivational teaching methods have won the hearts of thousands of students during their illustrious career. Our programme of training is designed specifically for the students and clients and expected outcomes are always reached and exceeded. Students and participants not only gain the required skills they enjoy learning and in many cases have gone on to achieve tops jobs and reach their goals with work wise and personally.
- Langma School of Languages’ client base is extensive and comprehensive including: The Indian Army, Indian Navy, British High Commission, Government Ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), and Foreign embassies like Embassy of The Czech Republic, Embassy of The United Arab Emirates, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, Embassy of The Republic of Benin, and Embassy of The Republic of Congo; and it has provided training programmes for individuals and corporate houses throughout the world. These are just a few of Langma School of Languages’ impressive and ongoing service providers.
Experience professional and authentic Pashto classes with our Qualified Native-Speakers
All of our Pashto language teachers at Langma School of Languages are Native-Speakers and highly qualified, each with specialist and cross over training credentials have between them years of experience and abilities in all areas of training. Langma School of Languages not only ensures that you receive quality teaching, but also acquire authentic Pashto dialect and terminology. One can gain theoretical knowledge from book; however, to gain practical and spoken experience can only be attained in the classroom to be prepared for future endeavour. Our teachers at Langma School of Languages encourage extracurricular practice and it is envisaged that spoken Pashto skill is taken beyond the formal teaching environment and into the students’ daily lives. Teachers provide written exercises and presentation, role play, group discussion, and extempore to keep students engaged and consistently using the words and phrases they learnt.