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CeLCAR has produced working versions of introductory-level textbooks for Pashto, Tajiki, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek and we are proud to announce that several of our textbooks have been chosen to be published by our partner Georgetown University Press. The textbooks are based on the communicative approach to language learning and include authentic materials collected by CeLCAR developers on-site in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 1 and Volume 2
Tajiki: Reference Grammar for Beginners
Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook
Pashto: An Elementary Textbook
Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook

These textbooks have already been published and are available for purchase now on Georgetown's website (

Also, Dari: An Elementary Textbook, will soon be available.

Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook cover  Pashto: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 1  Pashto: An Elementary Textbook, Volume 2
Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook cover  Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook cover

Each textbook is accompanied by an Audio and Video CD and/or a supplementary Multimedia CD. These textbooks are currently being used in language classes at Indiana University, as well as other colleges across the country.

Click on the textbook covers below for a preview of Chapter 1.

Pashto: An Elementary Textbook cover Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook cover

CeLCAR also produced Pashto and Dari textbooks for military audiences. These textbooks are designed for short courses with an emphasis on language and/or culture of Afganistan. Our military textbook materials also include workbooks, language survival kits and mobile applications.

Click on the textbook covers below for a preview of Chapter 1.

Pashto: Afghan Languages and Cultures Textbook cover

To order our textbooks, please see Payment Instructions and Order Form.