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Beginning Kurmanji Kurdish DVD

Hûn bi xêr hatin dersên kurdî!

This Beginning Kurmanji Kurdish DVD consists of 20 lessons that aim to provide learners with basic Kurdish language skills so that they can express themselves in Kurdish. Each lesson includes one or more dialogues with accompanying audio and video features, grammar as well as footnotes, which provide additional explanatory notes about grammar, idiomatic expressions and Kurdish culture;

dialogues that take place between two native speakers, with different topics in each lesson, are accompanied by audio and video features. While the audio feature provides native speaker’s pronunciation, both Kurdish and English, in word and sentence segments, the video feature offers paralinguistic elements such as intonation, gestures and facial expressions. In addition, each lesson contains a set of exercises such as fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice questions, flashcard, dictation and pronunciation exercises so that learners can practice the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

This interactive Kurmanji Kurdish DVD may be used as a self-instructional material without the direct control of an instructor or alternatively, a main or supplementary material in a university level teacher-led course. The lessons on this DVD do not have a timetable when used as a self-instructional tool, which means that learners can study the material at their own pace and can continue to repeat the same lesson as many times as they wish before moving to the next one.

You will learn Kurmanji-Kurdish as you travel with Şîler and Bawer around Dihok, one of the three provinces of Southern Kurdistan (Iraqi-Kurdistan), in dialogues that explore the richness of traditional Kurdish culture.

Kurmanji-Kurdish Published by the University of Arizona Critical Languages Program. ...
Introduction by Deniz Ekici

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