An introduction to Farsi


Take a quick tour of the rich language and culture of Iran with Dr Abdi Rafiee.

Dr Abdi Rafiee

Dr Abdi Rafiee teaches standard Farsi as spoken in Iran, which is also intelligible to the people of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He has been teaching Farsi to non-Iranians since 1975. 

Dr Rafiee completed his degree in translation (English/Persian) at the College of Translation, Tehran, and in 1975 he came to England to further his studies at the University of London, gaining a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Institute of Education, 1976); a master's degree in second language learning and teaching (Birkbeck College, 1979); and a PhD in Applied Linguistics (SOAS, 1992).

He is the author of the 2nd edition of Colloquial Persian published in 2001, followed by the 3rd edition in 2010.

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