Learn Farsi Persian with The Pimsleur Method

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It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

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. Learn Farsi Persian today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurFarsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Perfects accent (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (15)
  • Family background/heritage (11)
  • Fun (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Business/work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (7), Business person (4), Traveler (4)

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

Amazingly accurate accent, easy to learn

By Micheal

from Birmingham, UK

About Me Senior Lecturer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I had to go to Iran for a trip, without any background knowledge of Farsi, using Pimsleur, in just few weeks I was able to communicate with my Iranian fellows in Farsi, and enjoying every minute of it!

    Iranians are very appreciative if you try to speak in their native language, very engaging too, they try to help you with new words and your accent all the time.

     
    5.0

    Pimsleur makes any language possible

    By Dr. P.

    from Oakland, Ca

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

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

      I am a physician practicing in Oakland, California. I have many Iranian patients and medical colleagues, and I wanted to learn the basics of Farsi. I was amazed at how easy it was to learn the basics to be able to have a conversation in Farsi.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Farsi

      By T

      from Washington DC

      About Me Military personnel

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        After working extensively with nationally known software programs, Pimsleur is without a doubt the best and easiest to learn quickly. I had worked on other programs for 3 years prior to discovering Pimsleur, and the first Farsi conversation I had with someone I drew only upon the knowledge gained from Pimsleur just a few months prior to that encounter. As far as learning to read, in just a matter of a week I am able to read the Persian Arabic script. Fantastic program!!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good, but useless without PHASE 2 and 3

        By farsilearner

        from Key West, FL

        Pros

        • It Works

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work

        Comments about Farsi Persian, Comprehensive:

        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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I just wish they would make more

        By srj

        from Fresno, CA

        About Me Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Farsi Persian, Comprehensive:

            So, I went from 100 words of Farsi to understanding 30% of any conversation in a one month period. I simply worked the audio lessons on the way to work and back. It took a month to complete the first 30 units. Fantastic product and I only wish that there was more of it. It definitely accelerated my understanding and expression to the point of actually communicating with my mother in law in a meaningful way. My wife is happy with this and therefore it's all good.

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