Proficiency in Persian, Book 1

The Persian presented in this textbook is selected for use in communicative activities, which occur in daily living situations. Topics such as asking questions, making requests, expressing disagreement, extending invitations, and other common interactions are covered. From the start, the learner is exposed to both colloquial and written (formal) Persian. A handwriting DVD is included with the book to advance the student in the mechanics of the script.

contains 1 CD
Price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 0-1
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-0- 3

Book 1 Package (includes Audio Companion)
Price: $65
ISBN-10: 0-979943-7-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799432-7-0

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Proficiency in Persian, Book 1 Audio Companion

A corresponding dialogue for each lesson in Book One can be found on this audio companion. A conversation or reading lesson is first presented in its entirety. Then speakers pronounce each sentence with pauses allowing time for repetition by the student. To adapt learners to a variety of voices, different native speakers are recorded throughout. The audio companion is an essential supplement to Book One, which together cover the full spectrum of language learning.

contains 4 CDs
Price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 4-4
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-4- 1


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Proficiency In Persian, Book 2

Following the first volume of the textbook series, Book Two contains materials that challenge students on their journey into the world of Persian language and culture. The thematic unity of the lessons enables students to acquire a considerable amount of vocabulary and cultural information that they can then apply to describe, narrate and report events at paragraph length.


Price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 1-X
ISBN-13: 978-0- 97480181-1- 0

Book 2 Package (includes Audio Companion)
Price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432- 8-0
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9799432-8- 7

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Proficiency in Persian, Book 2 Audio Companion

A corresponding dialogue for each lesson in Book Two can be found on this audio companion. The recordings use the colloquial style and provide students with authentic models of spoken Persian as used by native speakers. In contrast, the script of the dialogues appears in the book in standard written Persian. Students can compare and contrast the two styles to become better acquainted with the differences.

contains 3 CDs plus 1 DVD
Price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 5-2
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-5- 8


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Proficiency in Persian, Book 3

This volume is intended for use in intensive courses offered at institutes, universities and language centers. Students are introduced to various aspects of Persian culture, customs and values. Each unit of the text focuses on a particular topic, which is explored through various activities including reading, oral discussion, grammatical exercises, word analysis, and language games. Students will absorb a considerable amount of information about Iran and Iranians.


Price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 2-8
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-2- 7

Book 3 Package (includes Audio Companion)
Price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432- 4-8
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9799432-4- 9

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Proficiency in Persian, Book 3 Audio Companion

The accompanying CD recordings of the dialogues, listening practices, reading, and certain other materials presented in Book Three can significantly increase the students’ attention and interest, thus becoming a powerful learning aid. The accompanying DVD presents an abstract of the reading lessons dramatized with music, narration, and authentic visual scenes relevant to the reading lessons.

contains 3 CDs plus 1 DVD
Price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 6-0
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-6- 5


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Dialogues in Persian on DVD

To accompany Proficiency in Persian, Book One. The DVD presentation of the dialogues in Book One offers a variety of registers (formal, informal, polite, and casual) in a variety of contexts (academic, home, social, community).

1 DVD
Price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432- 9-9
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9799432-9- 4


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Persian Handwriting on DVD

Designed for use with Proficiency in Persian, Book One, but can be used with other first year readers as well. The manual and accompanying DVD introduce the Persian script to Persian heritage and other students who wish to practice writing Persian on their own. These materials provide a systematic approach with step-by-step instructions for copying the standard written style of the language. Models are provided to help students learn how to recognize and mimic the relative size of letters and words.

Contains Manual and DVD
Price: $35.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432- 0-5
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9799432-0-1


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Persian Flashcards on DVD

Pronunciation and Writing Flashcards is a set of 120 cards with DVD instructions for pronunciation and writing.

contains 1 DVD plus 120 Cards
Price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432- 3-X
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9799432-3- 2


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Applied Persian Grammar

Applied Persian Grammar is a handbook of contemporary Persian designed to address the needs and concerns of students of Persian. The book attempts to clarify grammatical terms and structures by demonstrating rules, branching diagrams, charts and explanation as to how to use them in Persian.


Price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0-9799432-2-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799432-2-5


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Language Games in Persian

Language Games in Persian is a collection of games that call for active participation of students in a classroom setting, thereby reinforcing language learning.


Price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0-9748018- 3-6
ISBN-13: 978-0- 9748018-3- 4


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