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Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly known as Lionfish
and
The Sky Mile Tower is a proposed 1,700 m (5,577 ft) megatall building in Tokyo






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 the classroom.
35 years of my classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.


We just added #142 & #143. They are both lots of fun.

Time to learn Persian


Teacher, call on me please. I can answer in Persian.

  • The 143 Activities Website above translated into Persian


    Professor Polyglot

    I am here to teach you Persian, so pay attention.





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    Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa



    25 January, 2018


    The Andrea Giubelli Innovation Fjord in Norway
    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



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    - Senior Citizen Travel -

    This site is for those of you who enjoy travel
    Check it out and see where we visited.



    Jim's Travel Websites

    Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave

    I love to speak Farsi



  • Worried about alzheimers? Learn a second language
    From LIVE SCIENCE. A new study shows how
    bilingualism can ward off cognitive decline and dementia.





  • The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
    Napoleon Bonaparte




    We want to dig up some new Persian words for you.


    A Entoloma hochstetter Blue Mushroom
    It would be very wise not to mix these in with Persian dishes.




    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.



    Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under
    Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction;
    it was also the location of his tomb.

  • 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

  • A travel guide to Tehran
    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.


    PERSIAN CUISINE

  • 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

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


    This is a bit hypnotic, don't you think?
    Glue your eye on just one corner watch what happens.


    Pull up a chair and join on dining some delicious Iranian food


  • In seeking wisdom, thou are wise; in imagining that
    thou has attained it, thou are a fool.


    And over here you will find Mashhad


    Persian NEWSPAPERS
  • ===> A major listing
    Persian Newspapers Online
    As of 2000 there were 23 Persian dailies, three English dailies and one Arabic daily in the country.


  • The phrase "Ancora Imparo" means "I am still learning."
    In fact, at the ripe age of 87, Michelangelo wrote this inscription
    on a sketch he was performing and it remains true to this day.
    This goes for your Webmaster to this day as well. How about you?




  • Christian The Lion - Reunited - From "The View"
    Do not miss this one. It is an awesome true animal love story.


  • 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.

  • A Guide to Persian - 10 facts about the Persian language

  • 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

  • The latest News from Iran. Right here

  • 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.




    Tehran's Azadi ("Freedom") Tower


  • BING Guide to Learning Persian


  • Videos for learning Persian
  • Farsi Words- Complete set with sound - a video
  • Videos for learning Persian
  • Word of the Day - one at a time

  • Learn to Speak Persian - A complete Guide
  • Persian Alphabet, Lessons, Vocabulary, Reading and more.
  • A Persian Word a Day - Great vocabulary builder



  • 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


    Takht-e Soleyman



  • We learn all about Mashhad
    Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province with a population of 2,300,000. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. It is known as a place of religious pilgrimage. It's centered on the vast Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, with golden domes and minarets that are floodlit at night.


  • Another large city in Iran is Isfahan
    Isfahan (pop. 1,550,000) is in central Iran, known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy.The Greater Isfahan Region has a population around 3,800.000.

  • Here is a breakdown of the rest of the major cities in Iran with photos information on each


    Now give each of all these five cute bears a name in Persian


    Your challenge today.
    Can you name each of these colors in Persian?


  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with 30 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



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    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 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 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 72 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), 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.




    Watch me count from 1 to 100 in Persian