How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None. - Jul 2019

None. While Afghan staff appreciate a few phrases of Dari or Pashto, in reality everyone is so busy and tired from work that language learning is rare (except for the few who receive Dari training prior to arrival at post). - Jun 2014

Not a single syllable. Use your time to study a language for your next post. - Jul 2013

None. - Mar 2013

None really since you don't get off the compound on a regular basis but knowing a little bit is nice so you can speak with the locals who do work at the embassy. - Dec 2010

Kabul Afghans tend to speak a lot of English, but Dari, (and Pashto in some quarters) is very appreciated. Everyone should at least learn greetings and formalities. - Aug 2010

Almost none. - Jul 2010

None..unless you are an officer that has meetings in town. If you are confined to the embassy, everyone speaks English. - Sep 2009

Almost none, depends on your employment in country. - Mar 2008

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