Farsi – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Farsi in London with our part-time Farsi evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Farsi courses with us. You can also join a Farsi evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Farsi.

This Farsi evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Farsi language for complete beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of Farsi.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 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, place of work
  • house and home

Grammar

You will learn:

  • personal pronouns
  • verb 'to be' in the present simple tense
  • polite forms of 'you', 'he', 'she'
  • questions
  • contraction – verb 'to be' in reduced form
  • negative forms of verb 'to be' in the present tense
  • questions (intonation, word order)
  • question words and intonation
  • the magical functions of ezāfe
  • possessive endings
  • possessive pronouns
  • demonstratives
  • how to say 'so/nor am I', 'so/nor do I', 'so/nor have I' etc

Term 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
  • verb 'to have'
  • cardinal numbers
  • indefinite and definite articles

Term 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 – how to say 'I went'
  • compound verbs
  • definite article for a direct object ()
  • making longer sentences

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.

This level of Farsi is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Farsi language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • revision of topics covered in Grade 1
  • personal details
  • family and relations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • common prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • numbers – from cardinal to ordinal
  • postal address format
  • present simple tense
  • verb 'to come'
  • how to say 'every day', once a day', 'once every two days'
  • comparative adjectives

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travel
  • arriving in Tehran
  • 'How long will you stay in Iran?'
  • going through customs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • future simple tense
  • present continuous
  • imperative
  • sequencing

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • in Iran
  • getting a taxi
  • checking in at a hotel
  • relations with other people

Grammar

You will learn:

  • simple subjunctive
  • structured infinitive

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.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Farsi language and its grammar. Students are expected to have studied the language for 120–180 hours or equivalent.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 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
  • how to ask 'what's the matter (or wrong) with …?'
  • how to say 'there is/are', 'there was/were'
  • 'after lunch' vs 'after I ate (or) I have eaten lunch'
  • 'before lunch' vs 'before I ate (or) eat lunch'
  • gerund

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about food, drinks and your diet
  • ordering a meal in a restaurant, complaining about it, paying the bill
  • enquiring about various dishes
  • seeking and giving permission to do something
  • apologising for interrupting
  • talking about how frequently you do things
  • asking someone if they have ever done something
  • using ta`ārof (politeness ritual)
  • using the Tehran telephone directory
  • asking if you can contact your embassy
  • asking to talk to your 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
  • double negative
  • present perfect
  • past continuous
  • emphatic and reflexive pronouns
  • past perfect
  • indefinite pronouns

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • making complex sentences
  • conjunctions
  • relative clauses
  • intonation
  • conditional sentences type 1
  • contrastive stress

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.