PRS 329 • Basic Tajiki (Individual instruction course)
Basic Tâjiki, which has no prerequisites, covers the grammar of Tâjiki and presents and practices about 1,500 vocabulary items through exposure to authentic written and spoken texts. Course participants learn to scan and skim Tâjiki newspapers, use dictionaries, and listen to radio broadcasts. By the end of the course, students have listening and reading skills needed to handle survival situations in Tâjiki and to read authentic printed materials on general subjects at an elementary level. They also come away from the course able to continue study of Tâjiki on their own.
Course grades are based on class participation (60% of the final course grade) and four review texts (10% of the course grade each).
Required course texts are M. Hillmann's Tajiki Textbook and Reader: Second Edition (2003) and Basic Tajiki Word List (2003), along with accompanying audio cassette tapes or CDs.