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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  • List Price: $345.00

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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • It works (25)
  • Perfects accent (20)
  • Portable (18)
  • Fun (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (20)
  • Fun (15)
  • Family background/heritage (14)
  • Travel (14)
  • Business/work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (12), Business person (7), Traveler (5), 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

Please make phase 2

By Jordan

from Indiana

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Pros

  • Amazing
  • Easy
  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Portable

Cons

  • Need Phase 2

Best Uses

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

    Amazing program! I've been learning so fast, but with 5 lessons left, I'm hungry for a phase 2! Please make it!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love this program

    By acesena

    from cupertino, ca

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    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:

      Love this product. The only problem is that there is only one level available. I had to go start all over with Rosetta Stone because I wanted more and that program offers further education on the language. It's too bad because I really prefer the pimsleur method.

       
      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!

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