Persian/Farsi Links

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Tutorials & Courses

Defense Language Institute Persian Basic Course - A very in depth course from the Defense Language Institute.  Below are links to the different parts of the course.

Lessons 1-18
Lessons 19-28
Lessons 29-38
Structural Drills for Lessons 29-38
Lessons 39-52
Lessons 53-64
Lessons 65-76
Lessons 77-88
Lessons 89-100
Skits & Reader
Glossary & Notes on Reader
A Guide to Persian Reading & Writing

Easy Persian - Well over 100 Persian lessons are available.  Includes audio.  A wonderful resource. 

Persian For Beginners - Twenty lessons in PDF format with accompanying audio.  

Persian is Sugar - Offers some very useful Persian lessons.   

Virtual Persian - Persian lessons with audio.  


Interesting Reading Practice

BBC Persian - Up to date news from the BBC in Persian.

Children's Library - Currently offers 377 children's books in Persian that can be read online.

Deutsche Welle - Up to date news from Deutsch Welle.

Persian Bible - The entire Bible available in Persian.

Radio France International - Up to date news from Radio France International.

Radio Free Europe - Online news. 

Voice of America - Interesting reading practice from Voice of America.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Persian.  If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.

Things To Listen To

BBC Audio - Links to the current news in Persian.

China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China.  An interesting resource from a different perspective.

Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings.  A great resource.

Farsi New Testament - Available in MP3 format.

Persian Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in Persian.

Radio Japan - Daily news from Japan in Persian.  An interesting way to practice your Persian.

SBS Radio - Offers Persian audio.

The Little Prince - Available in Persian with audio.


Other Persian Resources

Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.

Farsi Jokes - Humor is always a good way to practice.

Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.

Persian Verb Conjugator - A very useful Persian verb conjugator.  Recommended.

The Persian Language - Information from Wikipedia about the Persian language.  Or try reading about the Persian language in Persian for even more practice.