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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4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • It works (21)
  • Perfects accent (16)
  • Portable (15)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Fun (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Family background/heritage (11)
  • Business/work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (9), Business person (4), 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

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.

 
3.0

Excellent learning experience

By Dg

from Ashford, ct

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • No Level 2 3

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

Excellent product that makes learning Farsi as easy as it could possibly be.

 
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.

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