Famous Speakers of Persian:

  • Christiane Amanpour - journalist
  • Maz Jobrani - comedian
  • Kamshad Kooshan - director, actor, playwright
  • Shirin Ebadi - lawyer, judge, founder of Defender of Human Rights Center” in Iran, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Learn these everyday phrases!

  • Hello: (salaam) م ا ل س
  • Good morning: (sobh be kheer) ر ی خ ه ب ح ب ص
  • How are you? (chehtoreen?) ن ی ر و ط چ
  • I’m well, thank you (khoobam mersee) ی س ر م م ب و خ
  • What’s your name? (naamat / esmet chiyeh?) ؟ ه ی چ ت م س ا \ ت م ا ن
  • My name is ___: (naamam / esmam ___) م م س ا \ م م ا ن ___
  • Where are you from? (tow / shomaa az kojaa haste / hasteen?)
  • ؟ ن ی ت س ه \ ی ت س ه ا ج ک ز ا ا م ش \ و ت

Why Learn A World Language?

  • In the increasingly globalized world, the knowledge of a world language becomes an indispensable skill important not only for individual enrichment, but also for the broadening employment opportunities.

  • According to a study from the University of Chicago, knowledge of a world language helps you boost decision-making skills.

  • Students who study world languages score higher on standardized tests, as a study from York University in Toronto showed. Students who study a world language for at least one year score an average of 38 points higher on the SATs.

  • Knowledge of a world language increases your chances of landing a good job, as the recent poll of The Economist showed. An MIT study shows that people who know two or more languages earn an average of $128,000 more over their lifetimes.

  • Learning a second language has compelling health benefits, as suggested by a study from York University in Toronto that connects prevention of the onset of dementia with foreign language learning.