How much time is needed to learn Persian for adults?
Try not to rush how fast you think you should be learning. Obviously, the more time you can dedicate to learning Persian the faster you master Persian, but even just 10 minutes a day to reinforce a longer study sesh at the weekend can make the difference. It’s more important that you find a method of learning Persian for adults that you enjoy, and that you keep it in your mind beyond your study time instead of switching off until your next language session.
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1. Take a Persian course
Although you cannot expect to come out of a short course speaking much better Persian than when you started it, if you continue studying a little over the following weeks and months, the knowledge you gained then will gradually come out and mean that your level of listening, speaking, etc. improved and are better than they would have been if you hadn’t taken that Persian course. And it is said that, this positive effect can still be true up to a year later.
2. Be childish
It’s not good to rely on reading and writing, listening is really important, too. At the beginning of learning Persian as an adult, you will have no chance of being able to pick up full-speed adult conversations, so we highly recommend using children’s shows instead.
We don’t expect you’ll be able to understand much straight away, so use subtitles (in English, or Persian if you’re feeling up to it!).
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3. Teach your children or friends some Persian
Recent researches and studies have shown that elder kids tend to be a couple of IQ points above their younger siblings, and the main and most likely reason is that explaining things to their little brothers and sisters gives them an intellectual boost. In the same way, teaching someone lower level than you the Persian you already know is a great way of permanently fixing this knowledge in your own mind.
4. Rope in a housemate
With so many people cooped up together during continued lockdowns, actually, this is the perfect opportunity to embark on a little project with a housemate/family member. In fact, having someone there at the same level as you can be great for pooling resources, practicing what you’ve learned, and motivating each other to study Persian.
5. Have Persian radio on in the background while you are doing your housework
Even if you are not listening carefully, it will help you get a feel for natural Persian rhythm and intonation.
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