Perfect for self-studiers or traditional students, this Farsi language book takes a user-friendly approach. Farsi for Beginners is a complete language course by experienced teacher Dr. Saeid Atoofi, which will help you to speak the language and open doors to Persian culture. This second edition is updated to include IT and social media vocabulary and downloadable audio files. Whether for pleasure, travel or business, language learners will find these lessons clear and easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand short sentences, express your basic needs, and read and write the 32-letter Farsi alphabet. Farsi for Beginners contains the following essential features:
- Dialogues and stories about a family traveling to contemporary Iran
- Downloadable native-speaker audio recordings help you to pronounce Farsi accurately
- Idioms, sayings and poems introducing you to the cultures in which Farsi is used
- Extensive exercises with answer keys to guide your learning process
- Photos and insider cultural tips teach you about Persian culture
Farsi is the language of Persia (present-day Iran). More than 1.5 million Iranian-Americans live in the U.S. today, and Farsi is considered a "critically needed" language by the U.S. government.
About the Author
Saeid Atoofi, Ph.D. has taught and worked in many laboratories, studying the scientific processes--from psychology to neuroscience--that make human language learning possible. His interest in applied linguistics focuses especially on how our brains, in childhood and adulthood, deal with the task of going from language learning to language acquisition. A native of Iran, he has taught at the Center for World Languages (CWL) and in the Dept. of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and currently works in the Department of Linguistics in Santiago at the University of Chile.