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Are you here to learn or teach? or are you learning as you are teaching Persian!

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Are you here to learn or teach? or are you learning as you are teaching Persian!

Are you here to learn or teach? Are you fluent in Persian yourself- can you read and write? Or are you learning as you teach?I was illiterate when I started my Persian learning journey. I wanted to teach my son but didn't have the tools to assist me as I was learning. We have a range of educational aids to help facilitate your families learning needs. These were created as our needs grew. These include:Worksheets [Persian Alphabet examples of words, Tracing worksheets, sight word recognition, Sight word games] Printable posters for memorisation or quick reference [Alphabet, Numbers, Reading the time &...

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Persian.. trying to pass it on. Struggles of teaching minority languages [Persian/Farsi]

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Persian.. trying to pass it on. Struggles of teaching minority languages [Persian/Farsi]

Struggles of Minority LanguageKhosh Ámadi be Englisi Farsi fámíle má. Khúbí? We are going well. Emerging from the hermit lifestyle we have fostered during the height of the pandemic in Melbourne Victoria. Starting a new school year with twice weekly RAT (Rapid antigen testing) and soldiering on despite the challenges of being separated from our family.I wanted to share a piece I wrote about struggling to keep on track with Persian with my children. Having had our third child, constant lockdowns and homeschooling.My sanity was starting to unravel.Switching to English when im faced with high stress situations is my go...

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Persian New Year, Spring is coming (and so is autumn) and Haft Sín explained with Englisi Farsi

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Persian New Year, Spring is coming (and so is autumn) and Haft Sín explained with Englisi Farsi

Happy Norúz! Nowrúz! Nawrúz! Norooz! Nowrooz! Nawrooz! Nouroz!   Have you ever wondered why you see a table of gold fish, garlic, coins and eggs magically appear in Persian homes around mid march?  Mona Kiani, chief enthusiast from Englisi Farsi Headquarters breaks it down. The Persian new year is traditionally celebrated to bring in the start of Spring : Bahár : نوروز but this is only true for those dwelling in the northern hemisphere. What do those Iranians living in the Southern Hemisphere do? Do they celebrate it too? The answer is yes! Although we are very well aware that its autumn and winter months...

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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween

How good do these Persian Dolmeh's look? So much character in their faces YUMMY! Made by the talented @Rojna just in time for halloween. xxx

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Cherá?

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Cherá?

I think it has come the time for me to explain my why.  Two and a half years ago, I was enthusiastically looking for references and resources to help me teach our son Persian. The only thing was... There were NO good resources. All of the books lacked the vowels that I needed to help me read Persian fluently (the á, í, ú, o & e's that we take for granted in English alphabet). All the literature that I was able to access was 'non accented" and there were no phonetic books that my husband could use.    Arie, my son. Is...

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