FSI - Spoken Persian (Farsi) Course

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Audios

Persian Basic Course - Tape -01a

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Foreign Service Institute Persian (Farsi) - Image This FSI Farsi course is an introduction to the Persian language. With it as a foundation the student may continue with either further conversational practice or with reading. It is being published in this tentative form to meet the immediate need felt for a beginning text in Persian. The authors feel very strongly that a thorough revision is necessary. incorporating different types of drills and using the shorter unit approach.

This course is the first step toward learning the Persian language. All of the lessons are in the spoken language. They represent Persian as illustrated by conversations based on everyday situations. After a thorough grounding in pronunciation and in basic grammatical features, the student should learn the writing system of Persian. Since Persian is not written in the ordinary spoken style (just as English is not), another style of speech must be learned for reading. Some of the basic differences between the ordinary spoken style and the written or formal style are explained in this Unit and in Unit 2. Reading may be begun very early, but learning to read should not keep the student from the primary goal of learning the language. Progress in the language may be hindered by trying to read too soon.

Some obvious facts concerning any language must be kept in mind by the learner. In the first place, there is no one correct way of speaking Persian or any other language. Minor differences of pronunciation, form, vocabulary and usage are found among speakers of the standard language. The student should expect these and follow the usage of his tutor. If the tutor's normal speech varies from that in the book, his or her manner of speaking should be followed.

The best way to learn any language is to listen to a native speaker of that language and then imitate exactly what he says. This course is designed to help you to imitate intelligently and efficiently. Each unit consists of essentially three parts: new material to be learned (Basic Sentences), explanation (Hints on Pronunciation, Notes) and drill (Grammatical Drill, Variation Drill, Substitution Drill, Narrative, Questions and Answers).

Persian (Farsi) is spoken in: Iran, Afghanistan

Persian (Farsi) has no known alternate names.

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