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zekecoma
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30 January 2012 at 9:20am | IP Logged 
I'm debating going into the military and maybe for a linguistic job, if I get in. Even if
I don't. It wouldn't hurt to learn them. Is there any recommended books on Farsi? I was
told Colloquial Persian would be good. Sadly there is no Michel Thomas Farsi/Persian. D:
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30 January 2012 at 10:08pm | IP Logged 
Languagetransfer.org use a very similar methodology to Michel Thomas and I think they
plan to release a Farsi course.

Edit: if you really want to go into these languages more thoroughly you may want to check
out http://jlu.wbtrain.com/sumtotal/language/DLI%20basic%20cours es/

Sadly I can't see any relevant FSI courses up at http://fsi-language-courses.org yet.

Edited by Random review on 30 January 2012 at 11:23pm

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31 January 2012 at 8:06am | IP Logged 

@ zekecoma,

Is it Farsi you want to learn specifically first?

With the three languages mentioned I am going to recommend the obvious audio method of Pimsleur for all three languages as an introduction.
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31 January 2012 at 8:46am | IP Logged 
Well I have no problems with any middle eastern language. Any of them would be fine with
me on learning. I have no problems getting people to read it, speak it. Although it'd
probably on be on IRC and Skype.

I did wanted to do Arabic though, but like I said. I don't really care either way as long
as it's Middle Eastern.
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02 February 2012 at 4:20pm | IP Logged 
Farsi and Dari will be much easier to learn than MSA or an Arabic dialect. Middle eastern languages, African, and Asian languages are currently the in-demand ones for linguists. Russian, for instance, is actually considered "full" more or less, though it can vary by service. European languages also.

If you're enlisting, be sure to know ahead of time what your MOS will be through the contract process.


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