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Farsi Language and Culture Level 1

Level 1 Farsi is an introduction to Modern Farsi (Persian). 
The course covers the phonology and the fundamentals of Farsi syntax with conversational proficiency as the primary goal. Students learn to read and write the Farsi alphabet and gain proficiency by reading and writing simple texts. 
Upon completion of this course, students can expect to be able to greet others appropriately and to participate in basic conversations about a range of everyday activities. They will also become familiar with some cultural issues to enhance their comprehension. Grammatical topics covered include the subject-predicate, sentences, the infinitive, yes/no questions, rising intonation questions, singular and plural forms of nouns, subject complement, subject pronouns, the present and past tenses and adjectives. During this course students learn seasons, numbers and how to express time. 
Students will also have an opportunity to develop their listening skills. They learn to use Farsi- English dictionaries and they will enhance their vocabulary by presentations, doing puzzles and games. 
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Farsi Language and Culture Level 2

Upon completion of level 2, students will be able to introduce themselves, make requests and describe things. Grammatical topics covered include the comparative and superlative, the future tense, simple and compound verbs, most applied prepositions, WH (information) questions, definite and indefinite nouns, demonstratives, possessive pronouns and direct objects. 
They should be able to name different months, colors, weather patterns, animals, some objects, clothes, parts of the body, relatives, places and foods. During this course, students will enhance their vocabulary by reading different simple texts and doing presentations, puzzles and games. 
They will have opportunities to listen to CDs about different topics. Students can also expect to be able to converse with more confidence and will learn about some cultural issues to enhance their comprehension.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Farsi Language and Culture Level 3

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to engage in more sophisticated conversations on a range building upon the basic skills studied in level 2. Grammatical topics covered include the present and past continuous, countable and uncountable nouns, irregular plurals (nouns that were borrowed from Arabic), prepositions, indirect objects, object pronouns, reflexive pronouns, coordinators, imperative verb forms, prefixes and suffixes, compound verbs and adverbs.
During this course, students will enhance their vocabulary through presentations, reading different texts, doing puzzles and games. They will listen to CDs about different topics. Students can also expect to be able to converse with more confidence and will learn about some cultural issues to enhance their comprehension.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Farsi Language and Culture Level 4

After completing this course, students will be able to express their thoughts about different topics. Their speaking skills will be reinforced by listening to the news in Farsi. Grammatical topics covered include the present and past perfect, quotations, prefixes and suffixes, compound verbs, interruptions and exclamation words. Students can also expect to be able to converse with more confidence and will learn about some cultural issues to enhance their comprehension.
They will have opportunities to listen to CDs about different subjects. During this course, students will enhance their vocabulary by reading different simple texts and doing presentations, puzzles and games, among other activities. Students should be able to understand video clips in Farsi and then actively discuss about the topic.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Farsi Language and Culture Level 5

Building upon the skills studied in level 4, students will be able to discuss a broad range of topics comfortably and will also be able to read and write multi-paragraph texts. This course will help students apply all the grammatical rules that they have learned in the previous courses and they will practice and refine their skills through oral and written exercises. Grammatical topics covered include conditional sentences, passive verbs and adjectives used as nouns. They will be able to comprehend some proverbs, idioms and slang and will learn about some cultural issues. Students should be able to understand some videos in Farsi and then actively discuss them. During this course, students will enhance their vocabulary by reading different texts and doing presentations, puzzles and games, among other activities.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Conversational Farsi

This program is designed for students who want to enhance their conversational abilities. It emphasizes practical speaking skills with discussion topics which will be based on the students’ needs, interests and proficiency. Moreover, topics are selected from a wide range of fields including daily life, health, literature, science, politics, culture, religion, etc. This course provides students with the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills considerably by listening to a variety of subjects and discussing them. They will be able to comprehend some proverbs, idioms and slang and will learn about some cultural issues.
During this course, students enhance their vocabulary by reading different simple texts and doing presentations, puzzles and games, among other activities. Grammatical lessons are integrated in response to students’ needs and objectives.
There is an oral assessment test prior to the initial session to evaluate the student’s proficiency level as beginner, intermediate or advanced.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Farsi Writing

This program is designed for students who want to enhance their writing. It emphasizes practical writing skills with writing in different topics which will be based on the students’ needs, interests and proficiency. During this program, they will remarkably improve their vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and comprehension by reading from a variety of resources. Students will be able to comprehend some proverbs, idioms and slang and will learn about some cultural issues. Grammatical lessons are integrated in response to students’ needs and objectives. 
There is an oral assessment test prior to the initial session to evaluate the student’s proficiency level as beginner, intermediate or advanced.
(The teacher will provide various resources and handouts)

 

Text

Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.

Our teachers usually provide suggestions for texts and supplementary materials before the beginning of a program, both group and private.

 

Tuition

Tuition for the Farsi program at all levels is $419. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee for first-time students only.

In addition to our core program, we offer immersion programs which cover levels 1 to 5 of our core program in 6 weeks (4 weeks in summer). Tuition for the immersion program is $2,095.

Please note that our immersion program hours may change depending on how many students register for the course. 
 

Immersion Courses

Hours

3 or more students

90

2 students

72

1 student

40

 
 

Schedule

 

Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Level 1

Saturdays

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Level 3

Mondays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 4

Tuesdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 5

Thursdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Immersion Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Summer Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 1

Saturdays

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Level 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Summer Immersion Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

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Contact:

Jasmyne Raneri, Program Coordinator, Foreign Language Programs
617-262-3500 x229 jasmyne@bostonlanguage.com
Matthew Guzman, Program Coordinator, Foreign Language Programs
617-262-3500 x221 mguzman@bostonlanguage.com

Private
Programs

Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.

Immersion
Programs

Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.

Corporate
Programs

Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.

Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.