Headstart2 Online

Pashto Headstart2 is available online. In order to view the materials a font download is necessary. Click the link below to begin. DOWNLOAD FONTS


Requirements: Web browser (It must be viewed using the Internet Explorer browser.), Flash Player 9+


If you are looking to earn promotion points for completing Headstart2, you must first register with ATTRS and then sign up for Headstart2 via Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) at: https://jkodirect.jten.mil/

The Headstart2 course versions hosted at DLIFLC.edu and lingnet.org also will not track your progress remotely, so if you need to use more than one computer or are on a shared machine, please use the JKO version of Headstart2 as well. https://jkodirect.jten.mil/


Pashto Headstart2 exposes users to more than 1,000 key terms and phrases, and provides users with important communication tools that they need in preparation for deployment.

Course Structure

Headstart2 consists of two units containing ten modules each. Unit One (Sound and Script) teaches the basics of the Pashto in twenty interactive tasks. Unit Two (Military) consists of a total of fifty mission-specific tasks. These tasks are designed according to military training format and include scenarios covering public safety, medical situations, basic command, cordon and search, and even gathering intelligence.

Download Pashto Headstart2
(1.03 GB)


If you are having problems viewing the downloadable Headstart2 course, please follow these directions to update your Adobe Flash player settings. (guide)

Requirements: Web browser (It must be viewed using the Internet Explorer browser.), Flash Player 9+

In order for the Pashto Headstart2 program to display Pashto script properly, you must have the supplemental language support for right-to-left languages installed on your computer. You will also need to install two custom fonts on your computer prior to running it. Please download them from here. Please refer to your system documentation for directions on how to add new fonts to your computer. If you are using your work computer to run this program, you may not have the necessary user privileges to add fonts to your computer. If that is the case, please ask your information technology officer for assistance. Reboot your computer after the installation. After you have downloaded the "pashto_headstart2.zip" file, unzip it to the location of your choice. Open the "pashto_headstart2" folder and then click on the "start.html" file to begin the course. The Headstart2 login page will appear.

Your user information is stored on your local computer only, so be aware that your progress is not transferable to other locations. Also, we will not be able to help you reset your password, so please pick something that is easy for you to remember. Avoid using your AKO account information.

Supplemental Materials

Headstart2 also features over 100 PDFs with writing drills that provide the user with the opportunity to practice writing the target script. Other features include animated capstone military scenarios, culture notes, grammar notes, a writing tool, a sound recorder, a glossary, and a cultural resources section.