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Farsi Friday Week 2: Some Language Learning Techniques They Don’t Teach At School

Since last week I’ve been having a daily dialogue session with Tenny, and at the same time figuring out a learning system to suit me. I know from previous attempts to learn languages that my biggest stumbling block when I arrive in Iran will be vocabulary, so I’ve decided to make that the focus of the next few weeks.

Delving into the world of self-taught language learning has been fascinating because it departs from my school-based learning on so many levels. The biggest difference, of course, is that I actually give a toss. (I haven’t plucked Persian out of thin air. I wrote about my learning motives last week, if you missed it.)

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Farsi In A Year 2013

Farsi Friday Week 1: Why Persian? And Where To Begin?

Learning Persian Books

There are a few reasons I’ve chosen Persian (also known as Farsi / فارسی) as my focus for 2013, and as the first foreign language that I have ever committed to learning ‘properly’.

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My 2013 New Year’s Resolution, or قصد سال جدید من

I, Thomas Richard Allen, hereby pledge
to become fluent in Persian by the end of 2013
by means of total immersion in the language.