All Persian learners want to improve their Persian as quickly as possible, but as you know, it can be a difficult process! For you to learn well, you will need to work on all areas of the Persian language. The four main and most important fields for you to focus on are: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. At Learn Persian Online, our Persian courses promote these ‘core skills’ because they’re essential in becoming a fluent Persian speaker.
Here are some proven ways to help you learn Persian well.
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1. Watch YouTube videos
YouTube has some fantastic resources for learning Persian. We love the way you can see, as well as listen to, Iranians speaking their language. Actually, getting your accent right has just as much to do with how you use your mouth as the sounds that come out of it. Also, don’t forget the hand gestures are an important part of communicating in Persian!
The challenge with YouTube videos for us is that the videos are rarely structured or organized in a way that is easy to follow and learn Persian from. Plus you need to be paying attention to the images so it’s less easy to absorb than an audio file if you are driving exercising or, cooking.
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2. Speaking Persian
Please speak as often and as much as possible! This is the best way to learn Persian! There is nothing better than conversation to help you improve your Persian. Whereas, you can practice reading, writing, and listening on your own, it’s obviously better to speak Persian with someone. The best way to do this is to be in a Persian-speaking environment. Take a Persian course online, or better still, learn Persian in a Persian-speaking country.
The quickest way to learn Persian is to surround yourself with Persian speakers. Also, get into the habit of thinking in Persian, don’t translate from your own language into Persian, it will slow you down. When you speak, use the sentences which instantly and naturally feel right to you, these are often the correct ones.
This might sound a little strange and embarrassing at first, but please record yourself talking and listen to your own pronunciation, talking speed and the flow of your speaking. It will give you a good chance to see the areas you need to work on. Finally, it’s fun to sing in Persian, so learn some Persian songs and sing your heart out!
3. Reading Persian
Reading Persian is something you can do to help you learn Persian on your own, outside of the classroom. Have a dictionary with you (Persian/Persian is best) to look up new words and then write them down in a notebook. Try to use these new Persian words in conversation, it’s a great way to learn.
Newspapers are good for higher-level students, so for lower levels try reading children’s stories or books that have been specially written for Persian learners. actually, you won’t learn much if you choose a book that is too difficult or too easy. You should find something that will be challenging, fun, and you can understand.
When you read don’t worry about trying to understand every Persian word, don’t keep reaching for the dictionary every few seconds! Instead, please try to understand the general meaning of the text first and then re-read it for more detail. For Persian words you don’t understand, try learning how to guess the meaning from the context. Look at the other words in the sentence; they will give you clues as to its meaning. Check to see if the Persian word is a verb, a noun, or an adjective. You can use internet, because it is full of stuff you can read and learn from.
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