Free English lessons for Pashto speakers
Learn basic English — or help someone learn!
These free lessons grew out of an English tutor’s frustration at only being able to help one immigrant family at a time, when basic English skills could help so many — particularly the suddenly-isolated wives and family members of English-speaking visa recipients. This is the result — please share it!
A Resource For Afghan Immigrants
Who We Are
This website was originally created by a volunteer English tutor wanting to leverage her effort and help many families at one time. After becoming the #1 result on Google, it is now hosted by nonprofit Parsemus Foundation.
Before we found professional translation, we did a version in regional Kandahari Pashto thanks to a second-generation speaker at the University of California, Berkeley. We’re posting it here for reference because some Kandahari Pashto speakers may prefer it! It contains some minor errors and regional words; please refer to the professionally translated Central/Standard Pashto version when in doubt.
Concept, lesson design, and American English voice:
Elaine L., volunteer tutor for Refugee & Immigrant Transitions, Oakland, CA
Central/Standard Pashto translation and voice:
Malalai Moska Wardak, translator, available on UpWork.com
Regional Kandahari Pashto translation and voice:
Zora T., University of California, Berkeley
Pavel Kirpikau, Vilnius, Lithuania, available on UpWork.com