Reading & Writing Farsi (Persian): A Workbook for Self-Study (9780804852890)

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Tuttle Publishing
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b&w line drawings; online audio and printable flash cards
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Learn the basics of the Farsi Language quickly!

Reading & Writing Farsi is a self-study guide to the Farsi alphabet for anyone who is just getting started in learning this beautiful language. Author Pegah Vil has helped thousands of English-speaking students to learn Farsi and she developed these easy lessons and exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with the basics.

The lessons start by showing you how to write the 32 letters of the Farsi alphabet and how to pronounce them correctly (with the aid of native-speaker audio recordings, available online at no cost). From there, you quickly progress to full words and sentences. Extensive exercises and drills at every stage of the process help to reinforce what you have learned.

This complete beginning-level language course includes:
  • Memorable pictures to help you remember the Farsi letters by associating their shapes and sounds with familiar images
  • A description of common errors made by English-speaking learners and how to avoid them
  • Access to free, printable flash cards and online native-speaker audio recordings
  • A comprehensive bidirectional dictionary of key terms and phrases with English-Farsi and Farsi-English sections

Farsi is spoken by over 110 million people and has a rich poetic tradition. By using this carefully designed book, learners can quickly acquire a basic understanding of written Persian/Farsi—the national language of Iran.

About the Author:
Pegah Vil has taught and developed Farsi programs at multiple post-secondary institutes and has experience in instruction design and training, including at Stanford University. She has an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in Art Studies from the University of Tehran. She is also a writer, translator, and journalist who has worked at several Farsi language magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Iran.

Amir Hossein Ahooieis a writer, translator, and journalist who has extensive experience writing for several prominent print and online outlets in Iran and the US. He has extensive experience as a Farsi tutor and is currently the editor of Tehrangeles Magazine and a media and language specialist.