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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! Each lesson in Farsi Persian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Farsi Persian.

©2005 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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Almost perfect

This is an excellent companion for learning Persian (Farsi). It’s much better than my experience with Rosetta Stone. Unfortunately it teaches the written form of speech rather than the spoken. Since this is a strictly speaking and listening course it would be less confusing if we were taught the spoken form of the language. Other than that, this has been an amazing tool!

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Great way to learn Farsi!

Unit 1 is a great way to learn the basics. A lot of it is more for tourist conversation and I'm looking forward to learning more general conversation

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  • Joseph
  • Oakland Park, FL, United States
  • 11-24-11

Pimsleur Farsi

I have studied many languages using many different methods. I find this Pimsleur approach to be the mode engaging and helpful. People tall me that my pronunciation is very good. This is because of the very practical approach that these recordings are based on. I love it.

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  • Mr. M. Curtis
  • 04-13-13

Learned enough to scare my wife...

I bought this to start giving structure to the few words I understood, given that my partner is Iranian. It is a no nonsense get to work language course that gets straight to business and you start talking. This came as a bit of a surprise to the other dog walkers on those dark winter mornings as I came out of the shadows muttering greetings in farsi, but hey.



It is focussed at an American audience but other than that it does exactly what it says on the tin.

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  • David J. James
  • 06-19-15

A standard Pimsleur

For those looking for an audio course this is as good as they get, the Pimsleur series. It won't help you read or write but you will get good pronunciation help and the sound and structure of the language.

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  • Terry
  • 07-08-13

Very helpful language course

This is a very helpful language course using Pimsleur method which seems much more the way we learnt our native tongue. Especially helpful with Farsi to avoid danger of mispronunciation.

My Iranian friends are impressed with my progress and my pronunciation.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-17

Learning Farsi very quickly

This book is great, I'm picking up the language very quickly and already I'm beginning to converse in Farsi and structure my own sentences

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-22-17

Great audiobook

Good for beginners in farsi but will help if you already have a start and know some verbs and vocabulary.

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  • Adsum Rais
  • 06-20-17

Learning a Third Language made easy

I struggled to find a process which I was comfortable with to learn Farsi as I would usually rely on the children's books ^ comics ^ novellas ^ novels ^ essays route which is unavailable here. This method works very well in comparison to most others in my opinion, I personally tried to do each module twice a day and finished the course fairly quickly.
I look forward to the next modules

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  • B. Jackson
  • 12-14-15

Excellent course in Farsi!

Clear, cleverly structured, an unusually good beginners' course. Built up with well-timed repetition to aid memory.

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  • 11-11-15

Slow down and teach us something useful

They are talking way too fast and it's impossible to keep up. Should also include more useful words to begin with.