- Dari Language Consultant
Prior to leaving Afghanistan in 1977, Dr. Burhan taught English as a second language and chaired the English Teacher Training Department at Kabul University. He also served as the Language-Culture Coordinator for the U.S. Peace Corps, preparing volunteers in Kabul and throughout the United States for service in Afghanistan. He first came to Omaha as a Fulbright scholar in 1977.
When the Soviet war ensued, he decided to stay at UNO. He co-authored a series of textbooks for U.S. students of Dari and Afghan students of English, including Dari for Foreigners (1983) and the Dari-English Dictionary (1993). He has taught English as a second language to students of many nationalities. Since 2002, he has been teaching Dari and coordinating Afghanistan Immersion Seminars for both civilian and military personnel.
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