Farsi Persian, Comprehensive

Farsi Persian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Farsi Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743544832
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Persian is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Persian has three major dialects: Farsi (spoken in Iran), Dari (spoken in Afghanistan), and Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan). Pimsleur's Farsi teaches Persian as spoken in Iran.

This Comprehensive course includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Farsi alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Persian is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Persian has three major dialects: Farsi (spoken in Iran), Dari (spoken in Afghanistan), and Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan). Pimsleur's Farsi teaches Persian as spoken in Iran.

This Comprehensive course includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Farsi alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurFarsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • It works (23)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Portable (15)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (18)
  • Family background/heritage (13)
  • Fun (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Business/work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (12), Business person (5), Traveler (4), Government employee (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE PLEASE!!!!

I have been wanting to learn Farsi for a very long time. For as long as I could remember, I had been enchanted by persian music, literature, and poetry. I stumbled upon...Read complete review

I have been wanting to learn Farsi for a very long time. For as long as I could remember, I had been enchanted by persian music, literature, and poetry. I stumbled upon Pimsleur and decided to give it a shot over Rosetta Stone. Not only was it cheaper, but it had better reviews. I went with Farsi Persian rather than Dari Persian (even though I am Afghan) because I find the Iranian diction to be more crisper and enjoyable. The first lesson showed me what a wonderful decision I made by buying Pimsleur. I am only on lesson 12 of 30 and I already have impressed my family and friends with the wealth of knowledge I have acquired.
I am begging you, Pimsleur, to continue making more and more CD's. I am on my way to becoming a fluent speaker with your help and I hope other people reading this review give you a chance. Farsi is a beautiful language and it is useful because it is very similar to Afghan Dari. I recommend buying Persian Farsi also because you can find many more supplemental items on the internet to further your education in this language, while finding stuff for Dari is more challenging.
Thank you for giving me the first lesson but PLEASE MAKE MORE CDS!!!!!!!!! You are incredible and I really hope that more people discover you. 'Lotfan' and 'Merci'!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but useless without PHASE 2 and 3

Phase 1 is great, however with there being no Phase 2 or 3, it is insufficient in reaching even basic goals in learning farsi. I would not recommend beginning the Pimsleur program for...Read complete review

Phase 1 is great, however with there being no Phase 2 or 3, it is insufficient in reaching even basic goals in learning farsi. I would not recommend beginning the Pimsleur program for farsi until they add Phase 2 and 3. Pimsleur is great and the system WORKS, but there needs to be more than 30 lessons for the system to be worth it.

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5.0

Great lessons, but no Phase 2

By Mohammad

from Australia

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • No Phase 2

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

It really is a great product.

However - as others noted - it lacks Phases 2 and 3. I think we would all, as customers, would appreciate it if phase 2 is released.

Service and delivery comments:

I just want phase 2 and 3... sadly, these phases dont exist!

 
4.0

MORE!

By Omid

from Detroit, MI

About Me Student

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Not Enough Lessons

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I had a great time with these lessons and I finally am feeling comfortable talking with my dad in Farsi. I'm learning more just by speaking with a native, but this course got me there! If only I had more!

 
4.0

Great for learning to pronounce Farsi

By Dan the Man

from New York Baby!

About Me Business person, Student

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        Comments about Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        To sum it up, here are the pros and cons the program has:

        Pros:

        - As a native English speaker, pronouncing Farsi can be a challenge. This program was excellent in that words are introduced by the program speaker, you repeat them, and the cycle repeats. This really helps develop your ability to pronounce new words.
        - The vocabulary and sayings you learn are very practical and basic. It's a great introductory short course, but don't expect to move mountains with it.
        - The program is structured in such a way that you have to anticipate how to say things you've learned. If you actually say what is asked (if you know it), then listen to the answer (as opposed to "cheating" by waiting for the answer), retention of the words and phrases comes very naturally.

        Cons:

        - For people with some knowledge of the language, this course is not recommended. That is, there is little discussion of grammar and limited vocabulary.

        Bottom line:

        If you're a complete beginner to Farsi, this is a great place to start learning some vocabulary, phrases, and perhaps most importantly of all, the pronunciation of words in Farsi. There are great free resources out there for learning new words and grammar, but they lack a solid phonetical basis. This course excels in providing a base to learn new words and pronounce them correctly so that Farsi speakers can actually understand you.

         
        5.0

        Good but not enough

        By Itay

        from Israel

        About Me Government employee, Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Too Short

        Best Uses

        • First Time Learning

        Comments about Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        The method is very instructing and enriching for beginner-medium levels who don't have the time to invest in learning the language at home.

        While I drive I have lots of spare time, now it's invested in something useful and the time passes by fast.

        The big downside is that after you finish Phase I you are still beginner. Pimsleur don't offer any more phases and hence if I knew better I would have probably not purchased it.

        Since finishing at beginner level will probably end at forgetting most of the stuff,and if you have the time to invest in learning the language at home I guess you probably beyond the level this product will be useful, I think the product will be useful only if it's your first shot at the language.

         
        5.0

        I Loved It

        By David

        from Denmark

        About Me Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        The way I learned this course was to listen to 1-3 lessons everyday and get very frustrated then it became difficult. The next morning I would then be able to remember the most of it and I would when listen to a new lesson along with 2 or all 3 previous lessons. I like how you have to repeat the words in short syllables even though you just want to get it over with, because the slow pace really makes you remember what you are taught. I cannot think of anything about the course that I didn't like: I do however miss a course no. 2 as well as some writing exercises.

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