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The word "Persian is a Turkish word and it means "an army or region". Modern Persian has taken almost 900
years to develop to its present form. The old Persian was a mixture of Turkish, Persian and Arabic and
was the language of the most powerful warrior tribes of central Asia. These tribes would invade,
conquer and occupy areas within easy reach for their wealth, gold, silver and precious stones. Wherever
these tribes went, they took their language which had an amazing mingling and absorbing local words and proverbs.

Persian is written from right to left just like Arabic and Persian. Persian has 39 basic letters and 13 extra
characters, all together 52 and most of these letters are from Arabic and a small quantity form Persian.
It has almost all the sounds available in any other language spoken in the world.


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There are three modern varieties of standard Persian:
Western Persian (Persian, Iranian Persian, or Farsi) is spoken in Iran,
and by minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states. Dari (Dari Persian,
Afghan Persian, or Dari) is spoken in Afghanistan. Tajiki (Tajik Persian)
is spoken in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Persian Classroom
A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in your Persian classroom.
35 years of classroom experience for your students and their teachers to enjoy. And they all work well.

Time to learn Persian

Teacher, call on me please as I can respond in Persian.

  • The 143 Activities Website above translated into Persian

    Professor Polyglot

    I want you to learn

  • Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa

    July 1, 2020

    Ancient Persian symbols

    Learning Persian?

    Want to study and learn Persian on the web?

    Looking for online Persian tutorials?

    Need help with Persian grammar?

    Need help with your homework?

    There's help on these links.

    Best Persian Language Websites

    We search the world for travel sites to share

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    This site is for those of you who enjoy travel

    Jim Becker's Travel Websites

    Students learning Persian
    It is your attitude NOT your aptitude
    the determines your attitude.

    I love to speak Farsi

    They dug up the most common
    words in Persian
  • And here they are just for you
    See how many you already know.

  • The blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) is a marine bird native to subtropical and tropical regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is one of six species of the genus Sula known simply as boobies.

    Iran has a population of 80,840,713 (median age 28) and covers an area that is 636,372 square miles (1,648,195 square kilometers), slightly smaller than Alaska. Official language of instruction in Iran is Farsi/Persian. English and/or French are taught in most private schools. Primary school is called Dabestan, Middle school is called Rahnamaei, Secondary school is called Dabirestan. The largest private institution in Iran is Islamic Azad University. Although Persian (Farsi) is the predominant and official language of Iran, a number of languages and dialects from three language families, Indo-European, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic are spoken.

  • Learn Farsi here. A Great site.

  • Test Your Persian Here
    A wide variety of exams for you to try.
  • The Persian alphabet
  • Farsi/Persian Alphabet, Vocabulary and Number - animated
  • Persian Grammar: Pronouncing and Writing the Persian Alphabet

  • A Quiz on the Persian alphabet

  • A super vocabulary builder for the language
  • 100 Core Persian Words - Persian Pod 101
  • English-Persian Dictionary
  • New Persian English Dictionary
  • Farsi to Farsi Dictionary
  • English to Farsi Dictionary - both ways
  • English To Farsi Dictionary
  • Another English-Persian Dictionary

  • Translate English to Farsi right here

  • A useful translation site
    English to Persian an Persian to English

    Quizzes on Persian

  • Quizzes on the Persian Empire

  • History Quiz on the Persian Empire
  • Ancient Mesopotamia - Persian Empire

    The name "Iran" means "Land of the Pure" in Persian, Sindhi, and Persian.

  • The Beauty of Iran / a video

  • Dozens of views of Tehran. They each enlarge

  • A travel guide to Iran from Trip Advisor

    After several years of retreat into itself, Tehran is reopening to tourism. It's a just homecoming in reality, because Iran has always been a country appreciated by intellectuals and art lovers. During the Age of Enlightenment, eminent philosophers like Voltaire and Montesquieu were already singing its praises.

  • Wikitravel takes for a visit to Tehran
    Tehran is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, and warm friendly people. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary.

  • Lonely Planet VisitsTehran
    Hugging the lower slopes of the magnificent, snowcapped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is Iran's most secular and liberal city. Spend time here,as you should, and you'll soon realise that the city is so much more than a chaotic jumble of concrete and crazy traffic blanketed by a miasma of air pollution. This is the nation's dynamic beating heart and the place to get a handle on modern Iran and what its future will likely be.

  • The Top Ten Cleanest Cities in Iran

    An Ad For Learning Another Language
    From YouTube
    If this turtle can learn Persian you can too.


  • Let's start here with dozens of choices. Persian Cuisine personified.

  • All about Iranian Cuisine via Wikipedia
    A visit to Iran yields a stunning variety of culinary delights. Between the familiar kebab and the decidedly grilled lamb's testicles, there's a vast spectrum of foods: caviar, pickle, and smoked fish in the north; samosas, falafel and hot and sour shrimp in the south; noodles, flatbread and rosewater-scented ice cream across the country.

  • 16 Dishes That Reveal the Pleasures of Persian Food

  • Introduction to Persian Cuisine
    The staples in Iranian cuisine are wheat bread and long-grain white rice with lashings of yogurt, lamb and eggplant. Flavors are subtle, with cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, cardamom, and saffron never drowned out by excess of garlic.

    Now, name all the surrounding countries in Persian

    I am stirring up some new vocabulary words in Persian.

    Come have a seat and enjoy some delicious Iranian food

    We promise that we will not hurt you.

    "Monolingualism Can Be Cured"

    Start learning Persian today

  • And way up north is Tabriz

    List of newspapers in Iran
  • Persian Newspapers Online
    As of 2000 there were 23 Persian dailies, three English dailies and one Arabic daily in the country.

  • Top 10 Websites for learning Persian for FREE

  • Persian/Iranian World Wide Web and Internet Resources

  • Best Persian Websites Note that this site rates #2.

  • The Top 7 Most Popular Iranian Websites
  • The Best Views in the World Worth Traveling For

  • Iran Media in English
  • The Teheran Times
  • Top 5 Most Visited Iranian Websites - August 2017
  • Top Sites in Iran by Alexa

  • Persian Grammar

  • Persian Grammar and Resources - A good reference site

  • Easy Persian Grammar: Lesson 1: Persian Pronunciation

  • All about Persian Verbs from Wikipedia

  • Persian Farsi Verb Conjugation (Present and Past Tense)

  • Persian Grammar Guide
    The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners.

  • Persian Grammar and Resources - A good reference site

  • Contents - Persian Grammar with a verb conjugator

  • How Persian Are You?

  • Translate English to Farsi right here

  • Get started speaking, reading and writing Persian or Farsi

  • Persian in Three Minutes - How to Introduce Yourself in Persian

  • Tehran from the Air

  • Another aerial view of the capital city both night and day

  • Tehran Today - a Personal View

  • The Encyclopaedia Iranica
    The Encyclopaedia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

  • View World Heritage Sites in Iran

  • List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

  • Dozens of glimpses of Iran - Great Site

  • Iranian Languages - Profile/Associations/Journals and more

  • Favorite Persian Songs, lots of them on YouTube

  • Top Persian Music - 2017 Best Iranian Songs

  • Best Iranian Music - November 2017

  • Top Iranian Dance Songs

  • How to learn Persian from Wikihow

  • Learn Persian. An interesting array of photos. Check it out.

  • How to learn Persian. Lots of suggestions.

  • History of the Farsi - Persian Language

  • Travel Iran by train - a video

  • Lots and lots of images of Persian life
    And each photo expands. Enjoy your search.

  • Learn Persian Online for Free

  • Learn Persian Online Website

  • ANU Persian Online

  • Photos of Iran - Lots of them. They all expand.

    Ancient art in a Persian doorway

  • BING Guide to Learning Persian

  • Videos for learning Persian
  • Farsi Words- Complete set with sound - a video
  • Videos for learning Persian

  • Learn to Speak Persian - A complete Guide
  • Persian Alphabet, Lessons, Vocabulary, Reading and more.

  • List of English words of Persian origin - I liked this one a lot
    As Indo-European languages, English and Persian are daughter languages of their common ancestral Proto-Indo-European
  • 18 Words to Make You Fall in Love with the Persian Language
  • Farsi (Persian) Genealogical Word List
  • Pick the Farsi word that best completes the sentence.
  • Iran quiz - test your knowledge
  • a quiz in Persian related to grammar and vocabulary
  • The best way to learn Persian from GOOGLE
  • Learn Persian Online with Sound

  • Quick self-tests for your Persian reading comprehension

  • Youtube Tutorials for Learning Persian

  • Persian Language Games. Lots of them

    Entoloma Hochstetter A Blue Mushroom
    It is a species found in New Zealand and India.

  • The rest of the major cities in Iran with photos information of each one

    Our Persian teacher has lots of CLASS

    Qom is one of Iran's holiest cities in Iran and the
    middle East and is entrenched in centuries of history.

    So what's wrong with that response?

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with 29 languages

  • English to Persian Translator
  • This one provides an translation either direction
    It is a great site...check it out! Talk about a site that does your language homework...this is it!
    You select the language you want translated from English and VOILA!

    Qanats: A World Heritage Site by UNESCO
    A Qanat or Kariz is a gently sloping underground channel to transport water from an aquifer or water well to surface for irrigation and drinking, acting as an underground aqueduct. This is an old system of water supply from a deep well with a series of vertical access shafts. The qanats still create a reliable supply of water for human settlements.

    Persian Teacher hints, advice and tips
    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other Persian educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment!

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe Persian colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always believed in is - If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot. All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Persian language students.

    Keep your Persian classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your Persian students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 78 now but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. (See Below)

    Jim Becker = BA, Cornell College (Iowa-USA), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD-AbD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education)

    143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Persian Classroom
    A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
    35 years of classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.

    I hope you enjoyed all the Persian links on this site.

    Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus and your Webmaster.

    Want to hear me count from 1 to 20 in Persian?

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