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Peace Corps Persian Language Lessons - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
Each lesson of this Persian(Farsi) course consists of a dialog followed by pattern practices of various types. During the first part of the course, a the dialog will be no longer than 4 to 6 lines in length while longer dialogs will be included after the students have acquired some fluency.

Lesson 1 - The lessons are structured through the following:
Lesson 2 - Dialogs
Lesson 3 - Pattern Practices
Lesson 4 - Types of Pattern Practices
Lesson 5 - Expansion Drills
Lesson 6 - Conversation Drills
Lesson 7 - Pronunciation Drills
Lesson 8 - Teaching Intonation
Lesson 9 - Review Drills
Lesson 10 - Supplementary Conversations
Lesson 11 - Grammar Explanations
Lesson 12 - Translations

Iran: 1962-1974; Currently Inactive
Afghanistan: 1964-1978; Currently Inactive

Iran: Currently Inactive
Afghanistan: Currently Inactive
Persian is the predominant modern version of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan (officially known as Dari since 1958 for political reasons), and Tajikistan (officially known as Tajiki Persian since the Soviet era for political reasons), and some other regions which historically came under Persian influence. The Persian language is classified as a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of Sassanid Persia, itself a continuation of Old Persian, the language of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. Persian is a pluricentric language and its grammar is similar to that of many contemporary European languages. Persian is also so called due to its origin from the capital of the Achaemenid empire, Persis (Fars or Pars) hence the name Persian (Farsi or Parsi). There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide, with the language holding official status in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. For centuries Persian has also been a prestigious cultural language in other regions of Western Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia by the various empires based in the regions.
Persian Farsi is spoken in: Iran,Afghanistan
Persian Farsi is also called: Farsi, New Persian, Parsi, Iranian


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