Text Box: Introduction To Farsi

 Farsi is the language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, part of Pakistan and India. Many people asked me how this course was started in Plattsburgh High school. That is a good question. In September 2000, few students showed interest in learning Farsi independently after school. We met 3 times a week for 2 years until the Language Department decided to offer this course to the whole school. Our proposal was accepted by the Board of Education and Farsi course was offered to the high school students on September 2002.

Farsi is a course designed to help students read, write and understand simple sentences. Listening and speaking which support the reading skills are also very important in this course. Students can recognize and comprehend simple spoken statements or questions. They can articulate simple Persian phrases and convey meaning in controlled situation.

Above all the students will have an understanding of Iranian and Middle Eastern Culture on completion of this course.















Students should have the following for the class:

1. The prescribed textbook.

2. A 3-ring binder for worksheets, handouts and homework.

3. Loose leaf paper for notes and homework.

4. Pencil or pen.

1. Homework and classroom participation count 20% of the quarterly average.

2. Quizzes (dictation, vocabulary) are 25% of the quarterly average.

3. Tests (writing, listening) are 30% of the quarterly average.

4. Conversation and reading test 25%


1.” Persian Pilgrimages “ Journeys Across Iran by Afshin Molavi.


2. “Persepolis 1 and 2 “ by Marjane Satrapi.

Persian Calligraphy