Academic Background

Sepideh Koohkan is your teacher at PersianCampus. She was born in Tehran, on February 1st, 1982, and was a student of BA in English literature when she started to teach English at English institutions and schools. Soon she realized she wants more of languages, so she started to study languages, specifically Persian language, and other Iranian languages. This path led her to linguistics the field in that she got her master’s and Ph.D..

Sepideh successfully joints her Ph.D. thesis on Iranian languages at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where she could work in high-scale international academia, and met famous scholars, such as Johan van der Auwera and Jan Nuyts (her supervisor) and work with them. Ms.Koohkan has published articles in journals such as the Australian Journal of Linguistics, the Journal of Western Iranian Languages, and Linguistic Typology at the Crossroad. and Dialectologia among many others. She also has published a chapter in the handbook of Tajik, published by De Gruyter. Her fields of interest are Iranian languages, typology, and educational technology.

Teaching Experience and Persian Language

Your Persian language teacher at Persiancampus, Sepideh Koohkan, has over 20 years of teaching experience in various courses related to linguistics, translation, and English. During the pandemic, she decided to integrate her knowledge of linguistics and Iranian languages with her teaching experience. Persiancampus was where these two fields met. Sepideh found Persiancampus in 2020 and designed a long plan to achieve its final goal: teaching Iranian languages. Right now she is the instructor of English and Persian language who teaches online and offline Persian courses on Persiancampus. She uses innovative methods and tools to make her lessons engaging and effective. She also creates various content such as videos, podcasts, blogs, and books to help her students learn more about Persian language and culture.

Her Mindset

Sepideh is a passionate English and Persian language teacher. She strongly believes this cliche: I teach, what is your superpower! She loves sharing her knowledge about Persian language and Iranian culture with Persian learners from all over the world. As she always finishes her Persian courses, videos, and podcasts with she is here to teach you beyond Persian language. That’s why she has chosen this slogan for her website: Let’s learn and perceive Persian. Sepideh aims to inspire her students to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Iranian languages and dialects. She also encourages them to communicate confidently and fluently in Persian with native speakers. She believes that learning a new language is not only a skill but also a window to a new world.

What you can find in Persiancampus

The main goal of Persiancampus is to teach Persian to beginner Persian learners. It also targets intermediate and advanced Persian learners as well. Beginner Persian learners can use the offline Persian courses and training videos. Intermediate Persian learners and advanced students can also use the Persian podcasts. However, I strongly suggest elementary and beginner learners listen to the podcasts, too. They are n+1 sources and input to improve your listening skills.

Here are some useful links:

Are you a beginner or a novice to Persian? This is where you have to start: videos of Persian alphabet

Listen to the podcasts here, and read their transcriptions here.

If you want to learn about the people, culture, and nature of Iranians, you have to watch Iranview videos here.

Are you a little bit into politics and curious about the history that led Iran to its current status? I offer you famous speeches.

Or maybe you like Iranian series? So, watch these videos. These are not full videos but they a) introduce you Persian series; b) provide you with natural listening sources; c) make you fluent in speaking.

Oh, let’s not forget about the grammar! Here are the videos about Persian grammar. Even if you don’t want to buy courses, you will learn a lot if you first watch the videos on Persian alphabet, and then Persian grammar.

Finally, what is better than learning a language through songs? Here you can listen to Persian songs and Here you can access their lyrics to listen and enjoy.