Overview

Are you tired of textbooks, apps, and courses that leave you feeling lost and discouraged? Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned learner frustrated by fragmented approaches, “Let’s Learn Persian” offers a unique solution: a clear roadmap to fluency.

90 interactive lessons, spanning from A1 to C2 levels, guide you step-by-step. Crystal-clear learning objectives keep you motivated and focused, while interactive exercises make learning fun and engaging. You won’t just memorize grammar rules; you’ll develop all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – through practical activities like dialogues, listening comprehension challenges, and engaging matching exercises.

Finally, learn Persian the way it’s actually spoken.

Features that turbocharge your learning

  • Clear Roadmap: You’ll know exactly what you’ll achieve by the end, with clear and concise learning objectives outlined. This transparency sets expectations and helps you stay focused.
  • 4 Skills. Balanced & Engaged: All four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are given equal and parallel attention and all these skills are strengthened with the help of numerous exercises.
  • Multi-sensory Vocabulary Lists: Each lesson dives headfirst into essential vocabulary with a comprehensive word list. Whether you’re a visual learner thriving on simple icons and images, or an auditory learner perfecting your accent with native speaker audio recordings, we’ve got you covered. Every word is presented in both Persian script, alongside English translations for quick comprehension. This multi-sensory approach, combined with example sentences and related vocabulary woven within the course, makes learning not only effective, but engaging too.
  • Immerse yourself in spoken Persian: Throughout the course, you’ll be exposed to extensive audio files – dialogues, monologues, and exercises – designed to hone your listening comprehension. We prioritize the spoken form alongside its written counterpart, ensuring you grasp both seamlessly. Plus, to enhance your learning experience, spoken audio files are conveniently highlighted with a different background color, making them instantly recognizable. Dive in and start mastering spoken Persian today!
  • Bring your learning to life with interactive exercises: These engaging activities go beyond rote memorization, making understanding fun and rewarding. Test your skills by completing dialogues, listening for specific sounds, arranging words and sentences in order, and even matching pictures with names and colors. With each activity, you’ll solidify your understanding and build confidence in using spoken Persian. Dive in and discover a world of language learning possibilities!
  • Master Persian Anytime, Anywhere: Access all course materials at your convenience, with new lessons released weekly. Whether you’re at your desk or on the go, our mobile-friendly website ensures your learning journey never stops. Dive in whenever, wherever, and unlock your Persian potential!
  • Track Your Progress: Mark lessons complete and watch your progress bar climb, fueling your motivation to reach fluency in Persian.

Core Courses

Let’s Learn Persian B1 to C2 Levels … Coming Soon!

Let’s Learn Persian B1 to C2 levels are now under development, and we aim to launch them within the next year or two.
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FAQ

Before Starting:

1. Do I need any prior knowledge of Persian to enroll?
  • For absolute beginners: Our A1 course is perfect for you! However, familiarity with the Persian alphabet is recommended for a smoother learning experience.
  • If you have some prior knowledge of Persian: We recommend starting with our free self-evaluation course to assess your basic understanding and suggest the most suitable level. For a more personalized evaluation, you can also book a private consultation with Dr. Leila Seyedghasem. This option can help you determine the best learning path based on your individual goals and existing language skills.
2. Do I need to know how to type in Persian (on Macbook, desktop, or mobile) to complete the course exercises?

Currently, no, you don’t need to know how to type in Persian to do the exercises in our course. We understand that not everyone starting their Persian journey knows how to type in the script.

However, we highly recommend learning to type in Persian during your studies. Why?

  • Unlocks authentic materials: Typing opens doors to a vast world of resources – news, videos, social media interactions, and online forums – all in Persian!
  • Connects you with fellow learners: Join our community on Whatsapp, Telegram, or dedicated forums, where communication primarily happens through typed messages.
  • Enhances fluency and speed: Typing in Persian builds muscle memory and speeds up your overall learning process.

While we currently avoid exercises requiring Persian typing, we may consider adding optional practices like flashcards and fill-in-the-blanks in the future to encourage this valuable skill.

Remember, learning to type in Persian is an investment in your language mastery, opening doors to richer learning experiences and deeper connections with the language and its community.

3. Can I learn and complete all tasks using just my phone for this Persian language course?

Yes, our course is mobile-friendly and designed to be accessible on most smartphones and tablets. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Most exercises and content are fully compatible with mobile devices. However, in rare cases (less than 5%), some interactive elements or complex exercises might benefit from a larger screen for optimal performance and learning experience.
  • For a richer and more comfortable learning experience, we recommend using a computer or tablet whenever possible, especially for activities involving extensive reading, writing, or intricate exercises.

Ultimately, the choice is yours! We strive to offer flexibility and accessibility, so learn on the go with your phone or maximize your learning comfort with a larger screen at your own preference.

4. Is there a free trial or introductory period available?

We offer a fantastic option to try our core language courses before committing! While we don’t currently have a dedicated free trial for our paid courses, you can access all the “Let’s review” lessons completely free of charge through our “Self-evaluation” course.

These “Let’s review” lessons, originally part of our “Let’s Learn Persian” series, provide a comprehensive overview of key concepts covered in the first 9 lessons. By taking the “Self-evaluation” course, you can:

  • Gain valuable insights into your language learning progress.
  • Test your understanding of essential grammar and vocabulary.
  • Get a taste of our teaching style and methodology.

This is a great way to experience the quality and effectiveness of our courses before making a decision. If you enjoy the “Let’s review” lessons, you’ll love diving deeper with our full “Let’s Learn Persian” series!

Bonus Tip: Check out our website or social media pages for any promotional offers or discounts we might be running on our paid courses. We regularly offer special deals to help make language learning more accessible.

About the Course:

5. What textbook is your Persian language courses based on?

Our Persian language courses are based on the “Fārsi bīyāmuzīm!” (Let’s Learn Persian!) by Dr. Hassan Zolfaghari (Tarbiat Modarres University), Dr. Mahbod Ghaffari (University of Cambridge), and Dr. Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari (University of Tehran). The book series is a comprehensive and effective way to learn Persian, and the online course builds on this foundation to provide a flexible and engaging learning experience.

Features of this book:

As the authors note in the preface, the book boasts several features, including:

  1. All four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are given equal and parallel attention and all these skills are strengthened with the help of numerous exercises.
  2. We have used the cognitive approach in language teaching. The manifestation of this approach can be seen in exercises and activities; For example, language learners will be able to discover the rules of the language after performing a variety of exercises.
  3. The teaching of the spoken form of Persian language is carried out alongside the written form.
  4. Active learning, cohort learning, and creative learning methods are used in the compilation and design of lessons as well as in teaching methods. In all this series, the learner learns the course material with the help of the group and with a lot of practice and repetition.
  5. The communicative teaching method has been used in the teaching of Persian language as a second language. This method puts a person in interaction with another person in a group so that he can deepen his learning and use it in different language situations.
  6. Learners gradually become familiar with language situations and how to use them, such as greetings, shopping, introducing yourself and others, telling the time, requesting and rejecting requests, saying goodbye, compliments, etc. The structure of the book is designed in such a way that learners learn about 60 practical situations of the language.
  7. It has been tried to use more common words between Persian and English languages.
  8. Special attention has been paid to the Persian script and its teaching. In the workbook and exercises, many opportunities are provided for writing and strengthening related fine motor skills.
  9. Our teaching method is to use the general method in reading and the analytical method in writing. Therefore, when reading, the learner is expected to learn the form of reading in general by considering the image of the object and its repetition by the teacher and the tape, and then break it down into its syllables and phonemes.
  10. In this series, the learner will get acquainted with Persian culture, language, literature and art, celebrities and great people of Iran, and historical and cultural works and monuments of Iran.
6. What steps did you take to convert your reference book into an interactive online course?

We used this book as the basis for the preparation of the online course. However, in order to make optimal use of web technology, and to make this course as self-study as possible, the following minor changes have been made to the course materials:

  1. At the beginning of each lesson, the objectives of that lesson are presented.
  2. At the beginning of each lesson, new words are presented along with the audio file of word pronunciation, related image and English translation.
  3. After visiting the publishing house several times, we could not get the audio CD that accompanies the book. A few months later, we found the audio files on the Internet and realized that the audio files of each lesson were not separated according to the exercises of that lesson. In addition to separating this audio file according to lesson exercises, we also separated the written type and the spoken type. Also, to further improve the learning experience, we differentiated the audio file of the spoken type with a different background color.
  4. In necessary cases (exercise instructions, dialogues, long texts, …) English translation has been added so that the student can better understand the exercise / text.
  5. Since most of the students don’t have a Farsi keyboard on their computer and don’t know how to type Farsi, many exercises in the book could not be converted directly into an online exercise. Therefore, it was necessary to change its format while maintaining the content of the exercise. For example, we turned exercises that were filling in the blanks into drawing words. In the exercises where the student has to provide a short answer, we turned the exercise into dragging and dropping words. Or we hid the answer inside an accordion so that the student first tries to answer and then opens the accordion to see if the answer is correct or not.
  6. There were other exercises that were designed for working in class and group practice, we changed them a little so that it can be done by self-study or with a private teacher. (Of course, we will provide these exercises along with more specialized exercises in group classes.)
  7. In some cases, some auxiliary exercises were added. Some of these exercises are from related workbooks and others are designed by the online course designer. It has been tried to add interesting exercises that cannot be presented in book format to the course by using web multimedia facilities. Things like Image hot spot, …
  8. According to the cognitive approach of the book, grammar rules are not taught directly. In some cases, this approach causes a self-learner to not be able to discover and learn the relevant grammar rules. Therefore, to help these students, in the necessary cases, the grammar rules of that course have been explicitly taught.
7. Will I have access to the “Fārsi bīyāmuzīm!” (Let’s Learn Persian!) book?

Yes, you will have access to the digital (PDF) version of the book. To comply with Iranian copyright laws and regulations, we require all students to purchase the book through the Taghche platform. Here’s how it works:

1. Account Creation:

  • You will provide us with the email address you use for the Joy Of Persian website.
  • We will create an account for at Taaghche website you using that email address.
  • You will receive an email from Taaghche website with a password.
  • You will need to forward that email to us (admissions @ joyofpersian.com) to activate your account.

Notes: Anyone can purchase the book directly from the Taaghche website. However, the website is only available in Persian, which may be a barrier for non-Persian speakers.

2. Book Purchase:

  • We will purchase the book on your behalf using our own account.
  • The book will be gifted to your Taaghche account.

3. Accessing the Book:

  • You can access the book by logging into the Taaghche website or app.

Notes:

  1. While we understand this process may be inconvenient for some users, and acknowledge the limitations of the PDF reading experience (Note 3), adherence to Iranian copyright laws necessitates this approach. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  2. We are working on alternative solutions to make the book more accessible to non-Persian speakers. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  3. The book is provided in PDF format, accessible on both Windows and mobile applications (Android and Apple). However, reading the PDF version within these applications can be cumbersome, as our experience indicates. Locating the corresponding audio files also presented a significant challenge. After diligently searching the Taagcheh website and elsewhere, including two visits to the publisher’s bookstore in Tehran, we confirmed that the audio files were unavailable at the time. Fortunately, we later discovered them by chance on the publisher’s Aparat account. Unfortunately, these audio files are not segmented according to lesson exercises, further undermining a smooth user experience.

    Driven by the limitations of the existing format and its impact on learner satisfaction, we were determined to make the book more accessible to Farsi students. That’s why we meticulously converted the reference book into an interactive online course (details in FAQ #6). This shift empowers learners with a smoother, more engaging experience, amplifying the enjoyment of reading and learning from the material.

8. What is the learning approach used in these Farsi courses?

These courses utilize the “Fārsi bīyāmuzīm!” (Let’s Learn Persian!) textbooks, with each volume corresponding to a level (A1-A2, B1-B2, C1-C2). Each book offers 30 lessons with dedicated review sessions at regular intervals (lessons 10, 20, 30…).

The curriculum progresses smoothly, with A1 covering lessons 1-15 of Volume 1 and A2 covering lessons 16-30. This ensures a gradual build-up of skills and avoids overwhelming learners.

Focus on Real-World Situations:

Throughout the program, you’ll gradually gain confidence in handling various everyday situations, such as:

  • Greetings and Introductions: Learn to say hello, goodbye, introduce yourself and others, and exchange pleasantries.
  • Daily Interactions: Navigate common scenarios like shopping, telling time, and requesting help.
  • Expressing Your Thoughts: Master giving and receiving compliments, expressing opinions, and making polite requests.

By the end, you’ll be equipped with knowledge of approximately 60 practical situations, empowering you to interact confidently in daily life.

Engaging Learning Methodology:

Each lesson starts with a comprehensive vocabulary list relevant to the upcoming topic, followed by an engaging dialogue or monologue presented in both spoken and formal audio formats. This dual approach reinforces both natural flow and proper pronunciation.

To solidify your understanding, each lesson includes around 12 exercises. As you progress, the exercises increase in number and complexity, challenging you to apply your learning effectively.

Grammar Discovery with Support:

The courses follow a cognitive approach where grammar rules are primarily discovered through exercises. This fosters deeper understanding and retention. However, recognizing that self-learners might encounter challenges, we provide clear explanations of key grammar rules when necessary. This ensures you have a solid grasp of both grammar concepts and practical application.

9. How long does the course take to complete?

We understand everyone learns differently, so we don’t impose a rigid schedule. While each lesson is designed for a comfortable week of learning, you have the flexibility to adjust the pace to your unique needs and learning style.

Personalized Learning Path:

  • Estimated Completion: Each level (A1, A2, etc.) consists of 15 lessons, which translates to approximately four months of learning if you follow the one-lesson-per-week pace.
  • Go at Your Own Speed: Whether you need more time to absorb the material or prefer a faster pace, the choice is yours.
  • Stress-Free Learning: Don’t worry about deadlines! To support your learning journey, you’ll have access to the course for 1 year, allowing you to revisit lessons, practice at your own pace, and solidify your knowledge.
  • Weekly Lesson Unlocks: New lessons unlock each week, promoting consistent progress and preventing overwhelm.

Remember, the Persian proverb says: آهسته رو، پیوسته رو (Slow and steady wins the race).

Focus on quality learning over speed, and you’ll build a strong foundation for your Farsi journey.

10. Does the core courses require me to purchase additional courses?

No, these course are designed to be comprehensive on their own and do not require any additional purchases to complete it. However, we encourage students to explore other resources and opportunities to practice their Persian language skills further.

Here are some options you might consider:

  • Our other Persian language courses: We are currently developing additional courses based on the book series “Teaching Persian to Foreigners” by Dr. SeyedGhasem. These courses will cover diverse topics like “Deserts of Iran”, “Sa’di”, “Mosques of Iran”, and “Damavand”. Keep an eye out for announcements about their release!
  • Join our online Persian language workshops: These interactive sessions delve deeper into specific aspects of the language, like grammar, conversation, or pronunciation. They’re a great way to get personalized feedback and ask questions in a small group setting.
  • Explore our private 1-on-1 classes: If you prefer a more individualized learning experience, consider signing up for private classes with one of our experienced instructors. They can tailor the lessons to your specific needs and goals, helping you progress at an accelerated pace.
  • Language exchange: Find a native Persian speaker to practice conversation with. This is a great way to improve your fluency and gain insights into the culture. You can find language exchange partners online or through local language learning groups.
  • Movies, music, and podcasts: Immerse yourself in Persian media! Watch movies and TV shows with Persian subtitles, listen to Persian music, and tune in to Persian podcasts. This will help you improve your listening comprehension and learn new vocabulary in a natural way.
  • Reading: Read books, articles, and blogs in Persian. Start with materials that are appropriate for your level and gradually challenge yourself with more difficult texts.

Remember, these are just some suggestions, and you’re absolutely free to supplement your learning with any other resources you find helpful. The most important thing is to stay engaged and consistent in your practice!
The key to language learning is consistent practice. By exploring different resources and opportunities, you can keep yourself motivated and engaged while improving your Persian skills.

Support and Additional Information:

11. Does the course offer live sessions or one-on-one tutoring?

While the course is designed for self-paced learning, we offer additional options for interactive practice:

1. Online Classes (1-on-1 Tutoring):

  • Personalized learning: Get tailored guidance and feedback from a dedicated tutor focused on your specific needs and pace.
  • Flexible schedule: Design a learning plan that fits your life, ensuring maximum progress.
  • Available for purchase: Upgrade your experience with 1-on-1 tutoring as an add-on to the online course.

2. Online Workshops (Group Classes):

  • Boost your learning: Enjoy guided practice in live, interactive sessions with experienced instructors via Zoom.
  • Speak & write with confidence: Practice conversational and written skills in a supportive group environment.
  • Deepen your understanding: Engage in discussions and activities to solidify key concepts.
  • Free with enrollment: Access related courses at no additional cost when you enroll in the workshop.

Remember, you can always combine both for a well-rounded learning experience!

12. What payment methods do you accept?

Currently, we only accept direct bank transfers. However, we understand this might not be convenient for everyone. We are actively working on integrating with iyzico, a well-known Turkish payment gateway provider, which will allow you to pay using Visa and Mastercard cards in the near future.

13. Do you offer any discounts for group registration?

Absolutely! We offer group discounts to encourage language learning journeys together. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Groups of 2-4: Enjoy a 10% discount on the total course fee.
  • Groups of 5-7: Save 20% on the total course fee.
  • Larger groups: For entire classrooms or organizations, please contact us directly for a personalized quote and discuss tailored learning solutions.

Ready to register your group? It’s easy! Simply contact us at admissions @ joyofpersian.com and let us know:

  • The size of your group
  • Your preferred course and level
  • Your desired start date

We believe learning a new language is more fun and rewarding when shared with loved ones. Let us know how we can help your group embark on this exciting journey together!

14. What is your refund policy?

Peace of Mind with Joy of Persian:

We understand that plans change, and we want you to feel confident when choosing to learn with us. That’s why we offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee on all online course registrations. This means you can change your mind and receive a full refund (minus a small processing fee) within 14 days of purchase, no questions asked. This cancellation won’t affect your ability to take other courses with us in the future.

Ready to Cancel?

It’s easy! Just let us know within 14 days of your purchase. Here’s how:

Send an email to admissions @ joyofpersian.com with the subject line “Course Registration Cancellation”. Be sure to include your full name and the name of the course you wish to cancel.

Beyond the Core

Unlock New Learning Opportunities with Themed Exploration Courses!

While the “Let’s Learn Persian” series provides a comprehensive foundation, we understand your thirst for deeper dives and thematic explorations. That’s why we’re excited to announce the development of new courses based on the renowned book series “Teaching Persian to Foreigners” by Dr. SeyedGhasem!

Get ready to embark on engaging journeys into diverse topics like:

  • Unveiling the mysteries of the Iranian desert landscapes
  • Delving into the life and works of the legendary poet Sa’di
  • Discovering the architectural wonders of Iranian mosques
  • Unlocking Persian with Damavand: City, Mountain, Myths, and More

Or Dive into Persian with Everyday Adventures of your instructor!

Leila’s Stories

Original price was: €25,00.Current price is: €20,00.

Dive into Persian with Everyday Adventures! Tired of dry textbooks and stiff dialogues? Join me on a vibrant journey through Persian language and culture, all wrapped in the heart-warming stories of my daily life! […]

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