For the Beginning A to Intermediate C classes, we use "Colloquial Persian" by Routledge. For subsequent classes, please contact us at our Los Angeles School to discuss further.
Colloquial Persian is the ideal introduction to the modern language, also known as Farsi, as spoken in Iran.
The author, an experienced teacher of the language, has devised a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian.
Learning to reand and write Persian script is made as easy as possible. For those who wish to communicate in Persian without studying the script, romanization is included throughout.
Other features include:
* concise grammar explanations
* lively dialogues with essential everyday vocabulary
* Persian-English and English-Persian glossaries.
120 minutes of audio material is available to accompany this course, on either cassettes or CDs. Recorded by native speakers, these will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills.
Colloquial Persian will enable you to speak, read and write Persian with confidence.
Beginning A (chapters 1-3)
Topics - Greetings, meeting people, interests and numbers, etc.
Grammar and usage - Pronunciation, tones, scripts, personal pronouns, negative form, expressing possession, singular, plural indefinite pronoun, expressing nationality, etc.
Beginning B (chapters 4-7)
Topics - Days of the week, family, travel plan, street talk, etc.
Grammar and usage - preposition, present simple tense, compound verbs, comparative adjective, superlative adjective, future simple tense, reduction, present continuous, definite article, imperative, simple subjunctive, past simple tense, infinitive, etc.
Beginning C (chapters 8-11)
Topics - food, drinks, restaurant, telephone conversation, going out, etc.
Grammar and usage - Adverbs of frequency, double negative, present perfect, past continuous, past perfect, indefinite pronoun, conjunction, relative clauses, conditionals part 1, contrastive stress, etc.
Beginning D (chapters 12-16)
Topics - shopping, services, health and hygiene, relations with others, business, etc.
Grammar and usage - conditional part 2&3, impersonal construction, passive sentences, titles, noun derivation, reported speech, etc.
Intermediate and advanced levels
If you would like to discuss material covered in these levels, contact us at our Los Angeles School.
Abdi Rafiee [the author of the book] has more than 30 years' experience of teaching Persian. He is currently teaching at the University of Westminster, London, and is Chief Examiner for GCSW and A-level Persian. He is also a freelance interpreter and translator.
Farsi (modern Persian) is mostly used in Iran and western Afghanistan.