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Persian (Farsi)


Farsi, also known as Persian Language, is the most widely spoken member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages. Farsi is spoken today primarily in Iran and Afghanistan. Significant populations of speakers can be found in other Persian Gulf countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates), as well as large communities in the US.

Classical Persian remained essentially unchanged until the nineteenth century, when the dialect of Teheran rose in prominence, having been chosen as the capital of Persia by the Qajar dynasty in 1787. This Farsi (Modern Persian) dialect became the basis of what is now called Contemporary Standard Persian. Arabic vocabulary has also extensively influenced Farsi.

Did you know that the English words for: “shawl”, “pyjama”, “taffeta”, “khaki”, “kiosk”, “divan”, “lilac”, “jasmine”, “julep”, “jackal”, “caravan”, “bazaar”, “checkmate” and “dervish” originate from Farsi?

Our teachers of Persian are highly qualified and experienced native speakers who use their extensive knowledge of Persian language, literature and culture to inspire and encourage students to progress in their learning and develop high level of competence in the language.

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Our teachers are native speakers and are well versed in the latest methodology and pedagogy of language teaching, also bringing an immersive cultural experience to the classroom. They use the communicative approach which encourages students to speak the language throughout the lesson, enabling students to quickly pick up the target language.


Laleh Safdarkhan

Teacher of Persian (Farsi)


Nader Sepehr

Teacher of Persian (Farsi)

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