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linkman226
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 Message 25 of 30
11 October 2013 at 11:24pm | IP Logged 
Can anyone speak with regard to how up to date the FSI course is with modern conversational Persian? Is it a good
course? I know the Spanish, French, and Portuguese courses are all very strong, is this at about the same level? Also,
how does it compare to the UTexas textbook posted above, and how does that textbook rate?
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drygramul
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 Message 26 of 30
17 October 2013 at 12:56am | IP Logged 
linkman226 wrote:
Can anyone speak with regard to how up to date the FSI course is with modern conversational Persian? Is it a good course?


I checked it out of curiosity, and it's extremely colloquial. In addition, the pronunciation they teach sounds like the one of Tehran. So from a conversational point of view, if you can manage FSI courses, it's an excellent book.

That's the kind of persian my parents taught me when I was a child, and that means that although you'll manage to do sufficiently well in common conversations, you won't be able - as myself - to understand movies, radios, newspapers and official dialogues and announcements (political ones, for instance). That's because spoken Farsi is quite different from the formal one, as you may already know.
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linkman226
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 Message 27 of 30
18 October 2013 at 12:42am | IP Logged 
Ah, interesting. Well I'm totally fine with using FSI as a supplement to . I can rely on other sources (i.e. Assimil, the
UTexas textbook, and whatever else I can find) for the formal language.
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adm.tres
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 Message 28 of 30
24 October 2013 at 9:53pm | IP Logged 
I believe this is quite new, take a look at this:

http://persianlanguageonline.com/

What do you think?
The material is quite similar to the "Teach yourself modern persian", isn't it?
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daristani
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 Message 29 of 30
31 October 2013 at 12:57pm | IP Logged 
Another free resource for Persian is "Persian for Beginners", by Iraj Bashiri, which includes a textbook, a tape manual, and audio. The set can be found for download on his website:

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Lessons/PfBindex.html

And for learners who prefer to use Russian rather than English as a basis for their Persian studies, here's the page for the Russian version of the books:

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/LessonsRussian/RussPfor Bindex.html

(The audio only seems to be on the English page listed first above, though.)
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adm.tres
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 Message 30 of 30
01 November 2013 at 6:34am | IP Logged 
Another one, from the University of Texas:

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/persian_teaching_resources/


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