Farsi – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Farsi in London? Join one of our part-time Farsi courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Farsi courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Farsi you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Farsi course.

We also have intermediate Farsi classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Farsi Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Farsi.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Farsi for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Farsi for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 20 December.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Farsi lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • greeting and leave-taking
  • introducing yourself
  • enquiring about health
  • personal identification: gender, nationality, marital status, place of birth, hobbies, occupation
  • house and home

Grammar

You will learn:

  • personal pronouns ... من، تو، او 
  • verb 'to be' in the present simple tense  ... من هستم، تو هستی، او هست 
  • questions (intonation, word order)
  • the magical functions of ezāfe ... تلفنِ من 
  • expressing possession  ... تلفنم، مال من 
  • demonstratives … این / این‌ها، آن / آن‌ها
  • 'so/nor am I', 'so/nor do I', 'so/nor have I'  ... من هم همین‌طور 

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • where are you from?
  • party game: Who am I?
  • introducing B to C
  • trade, profession, occupation

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plural of nouns … کتاب / کتاب‌ها
  • verb 'to have'  ... من دارم، تو داری، او داره 
  • cardinal numbers  ... یک، دو، سه 
  • indefinite and definite articles ... کتابی، کتاب را 

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • days of the week
  • last weekend
  • wish you were there
  • nothing to write home about
  • free-time entertainment

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past simple tense ... رفتم 
  • compound verbs ... تلفن کردن 
  • definite article for a direct object () ... او را دیدم 
  • making longer sentences ... دیروز احمد را با تاکسی به لندن بردم       

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Colloquial Persian throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Farsi language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Farsi language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Farsi for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Farsi for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 20 December.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Farsi lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • asking for and telling the time
  • asking for and giving directions
  • asking a Persian speaker to speak more slowly and clearly
  • describing a location with reference to the points of compass
  • talking about journey time and distance
  • enquiring about the availability of facilities in the area, using 'streetwise' expressions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • object endings  ... دیدمشون، خوردمش 
  • how to ask 'what's the matter (or wrong) with him/her?' ... چشه؟ 
  • how to say 'there is/are', 'there was/were' ... هست، بود 
  • 'after lunch' vs 'after I ate (or) I have eaten lunch' .. بعد از ناهار / بعد از اینکه ناهار خوردم 
  • 'before lunch' vs 'before I ate (or) eat lunch' ... قبل از ناهار / قبل از اینکه ناهار بخورم 
  • gerund رفتن، خوردن ...

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about food, drinks and your diet, including ‘restaurant skills’
  • asking someone if they have ever done something
  • using ta`ārof (politeness ritual)
  • asking if you can contact your embassy or lawyer
  • talking about what you were doing yesterday at this time
  • describing someone's appearance
  • calling the police and other emergency services

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbs of frequency ... همیشه، معمولاً، اغلب، بعضی‌وقت‌ها، گاهی، به ندرت، هیچ‌وقت 
  • double negative  ... هیچ‌وقت تنها به رستوران نمی‌رم 
  • present perfect  ... آن فیلم را دیده‌ام 
  • past continuous ... دیروز این وقت داشتم ناهار می‌خوردم 
  • emphatic and reflexive pronouns ... خودم 
  • past perfect ... فیلم را قبلاً دیده بودم 
  • indefinite pronouns ... کسی، بعضی‌ها، خیلی‌ها 

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • telephone expressions: starting, maintaining and ending a telephone conversation
  • enquiring about rented accommodation
  • apologising for causing inconvenience
  • saying you are looking for something or someone
  • talking about the weather
  • talking about likes and dislikes: your favourite food, actors, singers, hobbies
  • talking about things you will do if certain conditions are met

Grammar

You will learn:

  • making complex sentences ... مردی که به شما تلفن کرد برادرم است 
  • conjunctions ... اما، یا، نه .
  • conditional sentences type 1 ... اگه بارون بیاد، تو خونه می‌مونیم 
  • contrastive stress ... ماشین من این‌جاست؛ ماشین شما کجاست؟ [مال شما کجاست؟]

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Further information

Learning resources

We will use Colloquial Persian throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.