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27 Feb 2011 01:50Comments

Learning the Language

Video: An introduction to Persian by Ghazzal Dabiri, a lecturer and coordinator of Persian at Columbia University.

Easy Persian | "I liked that the lessons are extremely short and self-contained and the very clear feeling you get is that the guy who put the site together really cared about what he was doing." Journalist

Persian Online | Persian language instructional site from the University of Texas at Austin.

UCLA Language Materials Project | a search for "Persian" "Material" "All Levels" for "All Ages" yields 329 records.

Rosetta Stone ($$$) review coming...

Useful Links

Society for Iranian Linguists

This website includes a bibliography of papers, dissertations and books published on all aspects of Iranian linguistics and language teaching, as well as unpublished material on these topics. The site also serves as a source for resources and tools for the study of Iranian languages and linguistics.


Google Translation
Farsi Dictionary


Google Persian Transliteration | instructions
Language Lab


Source (via @Uskowi on Iran) : Largely, S, Burk and V. Apenchenko, Atlas Narodov Mitra (Moscow, 1964).

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