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This course is intended for novice Persian/Farsi learners who have no prior knowledge of Persian or Farsi, both the language and the writing system. It largely concentrates on how to learn Persian, the fundamental characteristics of Persian, and the Persian alphabet.
We begin with a book titled First Step, which was released by the Sa’adi Foundation in Iran, one of the major institutions involved in advancing the Persian language. In addition to English and Arabic speakers, It has also created useful books in Persian for a variety of nations, from the East to the West, including Chinese, Korean, Russian, Lebanese, Croatian, Iraqi, and Turkish among many others.
There are seventeen units in this book, which will be covered in A1-1, A1-2, A1-3, and A1-4 courses. You will be able to read and write in Persian easily after finishing this book, as well as comprehend simple Persian texts, writings, and everyday conversations.

The first three courses each cover four lessons of the book and A1-4 covers four lessons. Each course comes with three pdf files, one for your homework, one for the whiteboard notes from each session, and the third for the final exam. Moreover, each course also includes additional visual or video content in which you will see Iranian people talking in Persian about their daily lives. Each supplementary video uses the same grammar and vocabulary as the corresponding course. It means that if grammatically you learn how to introduce yourself, you will see people doing so in Persian, using casual speaking, in the videos. Similarly, if you study vocabulary and expressions on how to talk about your family, you will see Iranians talking about their families using the same vocabulary and expressions.

This is A1-2 course; it means you have to pass A1-1 before starting this course. This course covers units five to eight.  The course also comes with a copyable pdf file as your homework, including those pages you need to complete or do some exercise before the next sessions. You will find five to nine smaller lessons with a video in each lesson, which each covers one section of the lessons, e.g., conversation, listening, reading, etc. In the case of A1-2, you will find thirty-three (32) instructional videos (six hours and a half) for four lessons, one video of Practicing grammar in Iranian nature, a pdf file of your homework, a pdf file of the notes for each lesson, and a pdf file as your final exam. After completing your homework and your final test, you can email them directly to me at persiancampus@gmail.com. I will check, correct, comment on them, and send you back the files. One of my strongest recommendations is to do this. You will, however, undoubtedly take patience into consideration as you wait for my email. The course also follows with two audio files, in which I read two Persian sources for you. One Persian poem, for this term a poem from Hafez, the 14th-century Persian poet, and the other is a Persian story by Sadegh Hedayat, a contemporary Persian author. As Usual, use these sources as listening input, and listen a lot as your daily routine. Do not try to understand each word.
In this course, you are going to learn the following letters and sounds: /d/, /v/, /k/, /g/, /l/, /m/, and/n/ and long vowel /u/.

The grammar of these four lessons contains the question and negative form of the verb BUDAN (to be), dependent subject pronouns, basic adjectives, and conjugation of the verbs AMADAN ‘to come’ (mi-ayam [I come], mi-ayi [you come], mi-ayad [she or he comes], mi-ayim [we come], mi-ayid [you come], mi-ayand [they come]) and DIDAN ‘ to see'(mibinam [I see], mibini [you see], mibinad [she or he sees], mibinim [we see], mibinid [you see], and mibinand [they see]) in the present simple tense.

At the end of this course, you can greet others, start a conversation, (greetings in Persian)  say goodbye and end the conversation, ask and answer questions about objects and people, identify syllables and the sounds of each word, and read longer texts

The videos are labeled so that you can follow them easily, step by step, and not miss anything. Please make sure that you watch everything and you don’t skip any videos.

Learning a new language is fun but it also takes a lot of endurance and persistence. You might feel worn out and believe that your pace is too slow. But learning a language is not about speed, it is about quality. The initial steps are always slow and difficult, but as soon as you get past this stage, you will notice that you are moving forward more quickly. And I will be by your side through every stage, no matter how big or tiny, easy or difficult they are going to be. Welcome on board, enjoy your travel, and let’s learn beyond Persian.

Sepideh Koohkan

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What Will You Learn?

  • In this course you will learn:
  • Alphabets: D, N, M, K, G, L, F
  • Sounds: long vowel /u/
  • Grammar: completion of the verb to be in the present tense in the question, negative and positive, dependent subject pronouns, basic adjectives, conjugation of the verbs AMADAN 'come' and DIDAN 'see'
  • Application: At the end of this course you can
  • Greet others
  • Start a conversation
  • Say goodbye and end the conversation
  • Ask and answer questions about objects and people
  • Identify syllables
  • Read longer texts

Course Content

Lesson Five

  • 001-Lesson five-Spelling test
  • 002-lesson five-conversation
  • 003-Lesson five-Today we learn
  • 004-Lesson five- u sound
  • 005-lesson five-d sound
  • 006-Lesson five-Grammar
  • 007-lesson five-Let’s practice-part one
  • 008-lesson five-Let’s practice-Part two
  • Whiteboard Notes

Lesson Six

Lesson Seven

Lesson Eight

Homework: Print before you start

Let’s practice Persian in Nature

Final Exam

How to separate syllables

Listening: a story and a poem