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Farangis S.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Persian ( Farsi) , English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Farangis S.

35 Reviews
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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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Ali
Farangis was very warm and supportive. She tailored the lesson to my level and gave me helpful feedback and homework to improve my weaknesses. Looking forward to working with her!
Bobac R.
Farangis is a great teacher. I have already learned so much in our short time together.
Samir F.

Bahareh G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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

My name is 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 extensive experience in both face-to-face and online instruction, and have taught diverse student populations in a variety of subjects.

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Sarah
Bahareh is wonderful! Definitely exceeds my expectations about language tutoring. She has a great personality, is very organized with the content, and makes me feel very comfortable and optimistic about the subject and my ability to learn it. Highly recommend!

Arash N.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Yvonne
Arash is a great teacher! I had 10 lessons with him and really liked it. I am going to keep on learning Farsi with Arash.
Michelle
Very helpful and patient. Relates the learning to real life experiences.
Adelle S.
Just finished my 10 sessions with Arash and I can say I know a lot more now than I did before (I have a Persian background). When I continue my Farsi lessons I will definitely learn with Arash and you should too!

Marjan Z.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi, French
  • Master's degree in French Literature from University of Isfahan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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!
Obadias Y.
very nice and helpful

javad N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
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javad N.

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learn Farsi with a native speaker who loves teaching and did it before!

About javad

Teaching is my inner passionate. I have studied mechanical engineering and I mostly work in my field. But I love teach things that I know to the others. I believe it keeps me fresh and gives me a good sense.

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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 $40 and $60 per hour.
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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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"Marjan is an excellent teacher - she is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I feel like I am getting excellent instruction and learning to speak read and write Farsi. I highly recommend her as a teacher - you will not be sorry!"
Layla
Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"I like the fact that Farangis is very caring. She is willing to help my Son grow and learn Farsi at his own pace. She also values and respects my input as a Parent."
Elham
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"It’s been a wonderful experience"
Sohrab Amid-Hozour
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"I took this class for the last year to be able to converse with my gf. Farangis is so charming and funny that it doesn't feel like work at all. My gf broke up with me but I CONTINUED taking lessons!"
Jackson
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"I'm taking Farangis class for the last 7 months. She is Patient, caring and has kind personality. Thank you, Farangis!"
Mary
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"Farangis is a fantastic Farsi Teacher. She explains very well and is able to
explain in more than one way if I can’t understand right away. I highly recommend her."
Eoin
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"Farangis is patient, clear, and organized. I highly recommend her!"
Brian
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"I am a medical student and I really enjoyed Farangis's lessons, I found them very helpful and engaging! Even though learning a new language, in this case, Persian isn't excatly classified as a fun activity, she still managed to make the lessons something to look forward to. thank you"
Janathan S
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"Farangis is my 16 year-old twin daughters Persian tutor. The twins love her enthusiasm and it motivates them to learn their Persian/Farsi."
Siobhan M.
Took Farsi lessons from Farangis S.
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Private Farsi Lessons Near You

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 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.