Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Farsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Farsi Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442319509
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Farsi Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • 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 of Phase 1, 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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • It works (24)
  • Perfects accent (19)
  • Portable (16)
  • Fun (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Fun (14)
  • Family background/heritage (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Business/work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (12), Business person (6), 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'!

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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

Farsi, I love learning it

By JoeShmoe

from Los Angeles

About Me Business person

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Surprise Native Speakers

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

    The way the course take you by the hand and slowly builds up is quite reassuring, confidence building and fun. Pretty soon I could formulate entire sentences with a descent accent. Wow, I was speaking in Farsi, who knew this was possible.
    Later on I noticed an improvement in my memory and retention in other areas of my life, an unexpected bonus.

    I am still not quite done with the first level and I intend to repeat the first level from the beginning to improve retention, but I wish there was another level waiting for me...
    Please create Farsi second level!!!

    Thank you.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great lessons, but no Phase 2

    By Mohammad

    from Australia

    About Me Student

    Verified Reviewer

    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

    Verified Buyer

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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.

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