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Sanctions — Why are we not all talking more about them?

In 2018 I spent 9 months in Iran speaking and connecting with young Iranians as they were moving through stages of education, employment and planning for the next steps to come. They came from different cities, different social classes and had differing relationships with religion and the government. What the majority did share though, was […]

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Experiences of Iran

A short summary of a language student’s time in Iran When we think of Iran our minds naturally drift to the imagined historical Iran – The Iran of the Zoroastrians, the Great Persian Empire – with marvels such as Persoplis, Masters of Poetry, Philosophy and Spirituality such as Hafez and Rumi. We too, think of […]

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Parallel Iran

Recently I came across Parallel Iran, a recent start-up founded by Iranian filmmaking and media production graduate and all round powerhouse Hatefeh Majidi. The goal of Parallel Iran is to provide a platform for other representations of Iran which are not solely focused on the political circumstances in Iran, but those which look to the […]

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A Prayer A Petition & A Farsi Phrase..

Before giving you our next instalment in Iranian expressions today, I would like to send good wishes and hopes of security and health for everyone affected in some way by the COVID – 19 virus. Whilst it is a troubling time, it is also an opportunity to reach out to people across the world with […]

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How to surpass yourself

Surprising benefits from feeling in another language – Plus one of thes best resourcesfor learning Farsi! Link at the bottom of the page.. Connection, emotion, relationships. Do any of these factors drive your desire to learn a language? A will to expand horizons and capacities for who you may communicate too. The ways in which […]

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Resources

Complete beginners, Intermediates and Advanced. Here are some links to websites which you will find invaluable. This website offers lessons from complete beginners to advanced. This is one of the first websites I used for Persian. It helps to explain the differences between standard and colloquial Persian. It is also fun and interactive using videos, […]