Can We Really Have You Speaking Farsi in Just Ten Days?
Lock in fundamental language material after just one listen! Join in simple, every day Farsi conversations – the kind you really have in a country. Like meeting someone, introducing yourself, ordering a drink. Hard to believe, isn't it? Till you ask yourself one simple question: How did you learn English as a child? Did you wade through text books? Did you struggle with grammar? Did you drive yourself crazy trying to get the accent right?
No. You just "picked it up." You heard adults speak, and you uttered your first word. Well, that's how the Pimsleur method works. It's the natural way to learn Farsi.
In easy half hour "bites" on CD, our scientifically sequenced lessons will have you speaking Farsi the way the Iranian people do–or you pay nothing. Guaranteed. Just give it a try.
A Logical Way to Learn Farsi
Only after 20 years of scientific research did Dr. Pimsleur hit upon the right method to teach language–by watching his own children. Children have the ability to pick up languages quickly and naturally. What makes Pimsleur courses so successful are the specific scientific principles that replicate the speed and ease at which children learn languages. Read more about how this unique system–which has been purchased by the FBI–works.
No matter what situation you find yourself in–making new friends at a party, in a business meeting or negotiation, or just asking the way to the railway station or a good restaurant–you will find Pimsleur has given you the right Farsi words and phrases, the ones that come naturally, without thinking. Read more about what you'll learn with Pimsleur.
Conversational Farsi vs. Academic Farsi
Attempting to learn Farsi on your own, or by reading a textbook can prove to be quite the challenge. Farsi uses the Persian alphabet and writing system, which is based on Arabic script. In fact, the Arabic alphabet was modified to be used in Farsi, and part of this adaptation entailed the addition of four letters. Without long-term instruction and study, it is very difficult for non-native speakers to decipher Farsi script, making it very difficult to learn how to read and write the language.
The Pimsleur Approach does away with that need by teaching the language via audio lessons. This kind of instruction only requires the student to listen, and then repeat. Because the lessons are spoken by native Farsi speakers, you can be assured that you're hearing all the pronunciations and accents correctly. By repeating what you hear exactly as it's spoken, you can quickly begin to sound like a native speaker. There's no need to spend months learning the alphabet, or trying to read a language that uses an alphabet so different from the one you're used to. In a matter of days, you'll be able to engage in conversations with a native Farsi speaker.
Why it's Important to Learn Farsi
There is always a great need for Farsi speakers in both government agencies, and civilian corporations that work in Iran and Afghanistan. Learning Farsi could even get you a job in the diplomatic corps. Because Farsi is a complex and in-demand language, a proficient Farsi speaker can build a very rewarding career.
Starting in the early 1980s, immigration from Iran to the United States increased substantially. Many states in the U.S. are home to large Iranian American communities. While living away from Iran, learning Farsi is one way you can remain connected to the homeland of your parents and grandparents, and to your heritage.
Farsi is also known as Persian. Prior to 1935, Iran was known internationally as Persia. Both Persia and Persian are still sometimes used today to refer to the country and its language, respectively, but Iran and Farsi are the official political nomenclature.
Several other languages display Farsi influence. They include Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, Hindi, Urdu, and others. Because of this, learning Farsi can make learning any of these other languages a bit easier.
Farsi's roots are in one of the oldest languages in the world. Old Persian, upon with modern Farsi is based, dates back to the 6th century BCE.