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
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442319509
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  • List Price: $119.95

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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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PimsleurFarsi Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • It works (34)
  • Perfects accent (26)
  • Portable (26)
  • Fun (21)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (27)
  • Travel (20)
  • Fun (18)
  • Family background/heritage (17)
  • Business/work (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (15), Business person (9), Traveler (8), 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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4.0

Indispensable preparation

By DCP

from Davis CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

I'm still working through it. Problems: 1) When I go to reading lessons, if I want to go to the next one, I have to exit the program, turn it on again, and go to the main menu. I want to be able to go to the next one directly, the same as with the main lessons. 2) The pronunciation is not always clear, so I can't tell how to imitate it. For "I know" should I say nidunem or midunem? For later, birtad or bitar? 3) If the reading lessons were geared to the main lessons, with the vocabulary written out, that would help both with clarifying the pronunciation and illustrating the writing system.

Service and delivery comments:

Online.Good telephone help in getting the manager to work, although that shouldn't have been necessary.

 
5.0

Pimsleur Can't Be Beat (When they offer multiple levels)

By Language Commitment Problems

from Bloomington, IN

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

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

    I always highly recommend Pimsleur courses. They are simply invaluable for building an actual "feel" for a language. The ways that the course has you interact with the language reenforces comprehension and retention, and offers a genuinely well-rounded introduction to a language. I consider language acquisition to be a factor of "feeling", in that through exposure one gains a general appreciation of word choice, tone, and sound which allow one to play with a language. Only Pimsleur can provide that type of experience in 30 minutes a day.

    I am happy to hear that there will be a Farsi Level 2 in the near future. Indeed, the single biggest weakness of Pimsleur courses is that they do not always map on well to other styles of instruction, and I often find myself jaded to the more traditional "textbook and tables method" of teaching.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Product!

    By Markus Maximus

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Engaged and living with Iranian-American

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage

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

      I purchased the Pimsleur for Farsi and have been very pleased overall. My finance' is a native Iranian and some of her family speak only Farsi so it's clear Pimsleur offers a real-world, accurate Farsi programm. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

       
      5.0

      Excellent product

      By Elias

      from Washington DC

      About Me Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement

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

        I use this on my commute and already I am
        More conversational than after 3 months of in person classes

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery and no problems since.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pimsleur works very well for me!

        By Leah

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Farsi Persian, Comprehensive:

        I'm trying to learn basic Farsi, and the selection of phrases, the amount of repetition and the pace of the lessons is perfect for me. My husband and I have had great success with the Pimsleur Spanish and this is working very well for us also.

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