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Arash N.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Arash N.

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I am a native Farsi speaker with many years of teaching experience. I was born and raised in Tehran and graduated from a medical school in Iran.

Now I work in a medical office, and besides that I work in different Farsi schools. I also have private students who are studying Farsi as a new language.

I have had students from four years old to 72 years old. If you would like to learn Farsi/Persian, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will evaluate your Farsi level and customize the course for you.

About Arash

I have been teaching for many years to different levels. I will make Farsi easy for you!

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Alara
He is an amazing teacher. He makes sure that you understand the material, and teaches you a lot. He is a very experienced and patient teacher, and I would suggest learning with him!
bardia
He is a very good teacher.
He helped me to improve my Farsi level.
I really appreciate that!
Dayanna
Excellent teacher, I hope I can improve my skills with him.
I am very happy so far.
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Farangis S.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Persian ( Farsi) , English
  • Awarded Teaching Persian ( Farsi) from San Diego University from San Diego University
  • MFA/ Creative Writing from Iowa writing program
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Farangis S.

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My tutoring approach:
My Persian/Farsi language classes are conducted at my home and on Skype, seven days a week. And there you'll find that my tutoring method makes it so much fun to learn the beautiful Persian language which is so pleasing to the ear. I use video / audio files and texts as well as I provide engaging homework.

About Farangis

I'm an enthusiastic and certified tutor of my native Persian/Farsi with 6 years of professional experience. I have 2 M.A. degrees in Creative Writing and Literature.

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Bobac R.
Julia
Farangis is the best instructor ever!!! She is extremely knowledgable, a natural teacher and very patient. I am speaking in full sentences and communicating with friends and family like I never thought I could. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Rob O.
Farangis is an incredible instructor. She took her time and explained everything to me.

Marjan Z.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi, French
  • Master's degree in French Literature from University of Isfahan
  • Teaching since 2014
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Marjan Z.

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I'm a Native Farsi speaker, so I can help you learn this sweet language in a fun way so you can pick it up easily.

About Marjan

Hello everybody, My name is Marjan. I am a qualified French Teacher and Tutor. I have a bachelor's degree in French and a Master's degree in French Literature. I have several years experience teaching and tutoring French to many age groups from children to adults. Whether you are currently

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Esha
It was very well taught and she made sure I understood what I learned. Totally recommend!!!
Asheir G.
She is a great teacher. She is focused on whatever you do to make sure you know the concept. She will even give you extra sources. She wants all her students to do the best!
Emily C.
Wonderful teacher! She customizes my lessons specifically for me and what I need. Absolutely recommend!

Bahareh G.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • PhD in Translation Studies from Kent State University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Bahareh G.

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I’m a native of Iran and have professional knowledge of Persian literature, history, and culture. I love teaching and introducing the rich language and culture of Iran to those who are interested. In addition to teaching speaking, listening, writing, and grammar, I provide lessons in Persian culture, poetry, and history. Because of my love for poetry, you will always hear some Persian poems from me here and there! :) I also love cooking Persian food and do provide my recipes to my students! :)

About Bahareh

I'm an enthusiastic tutor of English as a Second Language and my native Farsi (Persian) with over 15 years of professional experience. I have a PhD in Applied Linguistics/Translation Studies and a Masters in English Translation. I have taught ESL writing, grammar, reading, and speaking at Kent Stat

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Hami
Bahareh is a great teacher. She is patient and tailors lessons to my needs. She is very attentive and always challenges me to be better. She is reliable and always answers my questions when I need help.I enjoy my lessons with her! I highly recommend her for those who need help in English and Farsi.
Monica
We are so happy that we found Bahareh! She is an excellent teacher: positive, fun and engaging. She is always prepared with well organized materials, she is very patient and gives age appropriate assignments and feedback. She cares that you are improving with your language goals and moving forward.
Eran F.
I was guessing when I selected Bahareh as my Farsi teacher, but my guess has turned out to be far far better than I ever expected. I am not your typical language student for various reasons, so I wasn't sure which teacher would be able or willing to accommodate my style or learning. Bahareh has been ideal for me. She is inventive, extremely well prepared, but so flexible that we are able to decide during the course of each lesson what we're going to focus on that week. She has provided me with materials both in writing and well as recordings of the materials we've covered in each lesson. For me, the aural materials are paramount, and without them I wouldn't have learned as much from her as I have. She has also contextualized the language in terms of contemporary Iranian culture and habits. Unlike other language resources that focus exclusively on literary, formal Farsi, with me she has emphasized the colloquial language. But, she's also made sure that I know the difference between the two. It's been a total pleasure working with her, and I've looked forward to our lessons each week. فعلاً خداحافظی می کنم ، اما شاید در آینده دوباره یکدیگر را ببینیم.
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Niusha S.

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  • Speaks Italian, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • English Language and Literature from Allameh Tabatabei Univeristy
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Niusha S.

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I started teaching in Farsi (Persian) in 2013, when I taught a mini-course offered at Dartmouth College for beginner learners. From then on, I have continued to teach Farsi in private and semi-private settings.

Since written Farsi and spoken Farsi slightly differ, my approach to teaching is to first attack spoken Farsi, using transliterations, before moving on to written Farsi. I find this method, being closer to natural process of language acquisition, to give students more motivation and confidence, as it is more dynamic, moving quicker and swifter.

Note I teach only Persian, not Dari.

About Niusha

As a teacher, I try to cater each class to my student's individual needs and interests. Being bilingual myself, I am a strong believer that language and culture (and food!) are intertwined, and to learn any language, it is best to immerse oneself as deeply as possible. I started teaching ESL in

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Alex H.
Niusha is a great instructor for Farsi and is deeply knowledgeable as well as patient. I really looking forward to continue learning Farsi with her and unreservedly recommend her to anyone seeking to learn the language.

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The average cost of 60-minute Farsi lessons is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $55 per hour.
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"Great so far. Kids love it"
Amir
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"very patient and respectful of our needs."
Farrah
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"Farangis is calm and pleasant to speak with and gives good feedback. She is very patient and gives you all the time you need to find the words in order to make sentences without feeling embarrassed or in a rush. I like her tuition and personality very much, and I feel very confident about improving my Farsi skills. Recommend her warmly:-)"
Linda
Took Farsi lessons from Farangis S.
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"We are so happy that we found Bahareh! She is an excellent teacher: positive, fun and engaging. She is always prepared with well organized materials, she is very patient and gives age appropriate assignments and feedback. She cares that you are improving with your language goals and moving forward."
Monica
Took Farsi lessons from Bahareh G.
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"Marjan is doing a superb job with my kids. I want to thank her for her patient and he teaching style. I would definitely recommend her."
Richard
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"Niusha is a great instructor for Farsi and is deeply knowledgeable as well as patient. I really looking forward to continue learning Farsi with her and unreservedly recommend her to anyone seeking to learn the language."
Alex
Took Farsi lessons from Niusha S.
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"Had an amazing experience with Marjan! She makes the learning experience not just about the language, but also about the culture! She made the process enjoyable and comfortable."
Elia
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"Farangis have been teaching me Persian for the last two years. She makes learning fun, and her energy and enthusiasm encourage me to attend her classes. Farangis always tries something new to engage and teach me Persian and I appreciate her method and her efforts."
John
Took Farsi lessons from Farangis S.
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"very nice and helpful"
Obadias
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"Farangis's Farsi Lessons are perfect for my son. He has improved dramatically, not only in his Farsi studies, but also in his regular school studies. He is more outgoing now, loves doing his classwork, and is more motivated to do his homework. Farangis's Farsi lessons are the best of the best."
Alice
Took Farsi lessons from Farangis S.
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Farsi, also called Persian, is a Western Iranian language which belongs to the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European language family. An estimated 70 million native speakers (mostly located in Iran) and a total of about 110 million people worldwide speak Farsi. 

The official language of Iran, it's also commonly spoken in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. It's a pluricentric language, which means it has multiple modern standards. As a result, mutually intelligible versions of Farsi are spoken in different locations including Iranian Persian (Iran), Dari (Afghanistan), and Tajik (Tajikistan). Farsi has two different writing systems: the Persian alphabet (derived from Arabic script) and the Tajik alphabet (derived from Cyrillic). The alphabet you learn depends on your teacher and

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the dialect of Farsi you wish to study.

The United States Foreign Service Institute (FSI) rates Farsi as a Category III language, which means it's considered hard for native English speakers to learn. Due to Farsi's significant cultural and linguistic differences from English, most students require an average of 44 weeks or 1,100 hours to reach proficiency. Don't let Farsi's Category III ranking scare you away! There are plenty of reasons why learning Farsi's a good idea. Plus, you'll learn fast, if you study with a private Farsi tutor. 

Why Learn to Speak Farsi?

An important language, Farsi's central to communication in the Middle East and Central Asia. It's spoken in countries where the United States has significant political and economic interests. Iran has the second-largest economy in the Middle East, and the Strait of Hormuz acts as the primary conduit for much of the world's oil supply. As a result, learning to speak Farsi will open you up to a variety of professional opportunities in government positions (military, intelligence, and diplomatic), translator jobs, and even working for private businesses. 

Although it's rated a category III language, Farsi is one of the easier Middle Eastern languages for native English speakers to learn because it features no genders and no verb irregularities. Small communities throughout the region (not just in the three aforementioned countries) also speak Farsi. So, it provides a more accessible language route into the region, its culture, and many opportunities. 

The Best Way to Learn Farsi and What You'll Study in Farsi Classes

Sure, you can find plenty of free Farsi classes online, but the best way to learn is with a private Farsi tutor. In private lessons, you'll have your instructor's undivided attention and receive immediate feedback. As a result, you'll overcome challenges to reach your personal goals fast. 

Plus, your private Farsi teacher will completely customize lessons to your individual needs and interests. Private lessons mean no two classes are the same. For example, Farsi lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching style from Farsi classes for children. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and have fun, while learning a new language at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Farsi Lessons

If you have little or no experience speaking Farsi, then beginner lessons are for you! You'll learn all the basics you need to get by speaking Farsi, while creating a strong foundation of skills from which you can excel. Your Farsi tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Persian script and/or Tajik alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Basic phrases and common sayings
  • Introduction to grammar

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Farsi Classes

If you're comfortable with the basics of Farsi, intermediate lessons are right for you. You'll expand your vocabulary, become a more confident speaker, train your ear, and improve your ability to read Farsi. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Forming questions
  • Listening comprehension
  • Intonation and pitches
  • Farsi syllable rhythm

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Farsi Lessons

Advanced Farsi lessons are intended for students with a firm grasp of the language who wish to improve and polish their speaking, reading, or comprehension skills. Course content depends greatly on the student's individual goals, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Accent reduction
  • Nuance and inference
  • Composition and reading comprehension
  • Discussing complex ideas
  • Colloquialisms, culture, and customs

How to Find a Farsi Teacher Near You

If you've decided to learn Farsi, then you'll need a teacher. Luckily, finding a private Farsi teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A simple search will direct you to a long list of experienced teachers who offer private Farsi classes both in person and online. We recommend browsing several Farsi teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other Farsi students before picking a teacher. Also, it's best to select a tutor who's familiar with the dialect of Farsi you wish to learn. 

The cost of Farsi lessons varies, but most tutors base their fees on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll be able to find a Farsi tutor who fits both your budget and your schedule. As you learn quickly in personalized lessons, you'll enjoy great returns, when you invest in private Farsi classes.