Farsi 101

Top Resources for Learning Farsi

Learn Farsi with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Farsi.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Farsi with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Farsi language

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via Live Lingua) - Basic Persian course
Persian of Iran Today - Persian course from University of Texas with audio files

Amazon - Farsi language learning materials
Farsi Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Farsi course based on the Pimseleur method

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Farsi language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Farsi phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Wikivoyage - Persian travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Persian

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Farsi words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Farsi grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Persian vocabulary
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Farsi vocabulary

Video

Farsi Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Persian subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Farsi
IMVBox - Watch Iranian movies for free

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Farsi language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/learnfarsi subreddit for learning Farsi

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Farsi
Wikivoyage - Persian travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Persian of Iran Today - Persian course from University of Texas with audio files

Articles and Opinion

This list is updated as more resources become available. You may want to bookmark this page so you can easily refer to it again later.

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