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B.A. in Sociology
American University (Master's)
I am a former director of the Persian Farsi Language Program for the Foreign Service and have taught high level diplomats and dignitaries Farsi for over 35 years. I have worked as a translator and a teacher to adults and children of all ages and look forward to working with you in learning the Farsi Language. I offer intensive Farsi classes for those who need to learn the language quickly as well as for young adults who would like to learn to speak the language as well as for clients who will be marrying a Persian man or woman.
I have taught well over 1,000 students over my 35 years in tutoring and many of my students have gone on to work for the government. My method is a hands on approach to teaching Farsi with the emphasis in understanding the language.
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I am a former director of the Persian Farsi Language Program for the Foreign Service and have taught high level diplomats and dignitaries Farsi for over 35
Time flew by. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Partoo. She was extremely patient and was constantly giving me real life examples to apply each and every facet of the lesson at hand. The cliche of LEARNING CAN BE FUN is 100% applicable when taking a class with Partoo.
Partoo H. is an outstanding tutor and I recommend her very highly. She is very experienced and knowledgeable in all matters pertaining to the Persian language and culture. Most importantly, she's committed to understanding and meeting the needs of each individual student. Her dedication, commitment, and knowledge are very much appreciated!
I am a native Persian speaker who needed a jump start back into my mother tongue. Fortunately, I found an experienced, patient and very educated Persian tutor who is willing to lead me into my language journey.
I was most favorably impressed with my tutor's desire that our first meeting be at a fine local Persian restaurant so we could begin with some cultural immersion in both the food and the language. She patiently assessed my commitment to learning the language. She was very patient with my clumsy Farsi skills that I learned previously by using the Pimsleur "Farsi Persian I" course on my own.
She observed that audio courses help students "get an ear" for Farsi, but without live differentiated feedback from a native-speaker, coupled with learning the basics of written Farsi, most variations of word endings and tenses remain confusing to audio-only learners. Although the audio assisted me with many word/phrase pronunciations, many of the words and phrases I learned are arcane to today's native Farsi speakers, but some were spot on.
We began our first lesson after lunch in her private office nearby with 6 basic letters of the Persian alphabet along with basic accent marks and their sound-changing meanings. We then built basic words from these few basic letters (water, father, gave, baby). I next learned how to write and pronounce the letters & accents that we combined to make very simple sentences. I never expected I would learn to read and write Farsi (Big Bonus!), because I thought it was too complex for me, but now I have confidence I can learn it from my new tutor.
This is only a hobby for me now. I believe anyone could benefit from learning another language and another culture. I think you can only truly understand a culture if you know their language. I love Persian food, which is why I started to learn the language. I have known several Persian-American friends and coworkers, and believe them all to be good people and hardworking Americans.
I look forward to a greater understanding of the Persian language and culture that these lessons will bring me. Since Farsi skills are greatly "in-demand" by the U.S. Government, having another job skill for the future is always a good thing as well!
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Farsi is my native language. I am fluent in the language and taught Farsi in Iran for 10 years prior to coming to the United States where I taught Farsi at the State Department for many years.
I opened the first non-profit Persian Language Program in the DC metro area in 1976.
I am able to teach conversational farsi as well as reading and writing as my first language is Farsi and I hold a degree in teaching from Iran.