Why Is Farsi Worth Learning?

Persian (Farsi) is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide, primarily in Iran. If you have friends, family or colleagues who speak Farsi, learning the language can help you connect more deeply with them and better understand their perspectives. Farsi has a rich literary and cultural history, with contributions to fields such as poetry, art, music and philosophy. By learning Farsi, you can gain a deeper appreciation for this culture and its contribution.

About Me

As a Cambridge Certified English teacher with over 20 years of experience in teaching English to multilingual and multicultural learners, I have developed a strong foundation for delivering high-quality lessons to students from diverse backgrounds. I hold a Master’s degree in English teaching (TEFL), a Bachelor’s degree in English translation and a Cambridge CELTA certificate. My forte lies in designing creative and innovative teaching plans that cater to different student learning styles. Furthermore, I am experienced in using instructional technology to enhance my students’ learning experience, giving them a more comprehensive understanding of the English language. I am also really passionate about creating a positive educational environment and inspiring students to reach their full potential in their online classes. I had the opportunity to conduct online classes with students from Iran, Germany, Canada, Dubai, Oman and Turkey, which has been a truly rewarding experience.

Farsi, the Language of Poetry and Romantic Literature!

Persian has been called, “the language of poets” due to its rich literary history. Famous Persian poets include Rumi, Hafez, and Omar Khayyam. Farsi belongs to an Indo-European language family and uses Persian script written from left to right. More, Farsi is also spoken in Afghanistan and Tajikistan and understood in areas of Central Asia and the Middle East.

Fascinating History of Farsi!

Farsi is an Indo-European language, which means it shares roots with many other languages such as English, French, and Hindi. It also borrowed many words from Arabic, due to the close cultural and historical ties between Iran and the Arab world. Interestingly, Farsi includes many words borrowed from French, due to the influence of French literature and culture during the Qajar dynasty (1794-1925). The Persian New Year, called Nowruz, is celebrated on the first day of spring and is a major holiday in Iran and other Persian-speaking countries.

Farsi and Future Career Opportunities

Iran has a large and growing economy, and learning Persian can be helpful if you plan to do business there.

If you’re willing to start your journey learning new language, you can choose your class here.

Eli Kermanifar

Farsi Teacher