Conversational Persian Classes for Beginners


The Markaz is happy to announce registration has begun for a new conversational Persian (Farsi) class for beginners. The Markaz is a Middle Eastern cultural center where you always mix with native Persian speakers at our public programs. And Persian is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide, particularly in Los Angeles, which has the second-largest number of Iranians after Iran's capital city, Tehran. Class will begin mid-September at the location on Pico Blvd., from Monday 9/14, unless pre-registered students agree on a different day and time.

Classes are three hours, once a week for eight weeks (a total of 24 hours of class time). Cost is $300 when you pre-register (25% off the standard $400 tuition for day-of registrants). Early registration is now open. To register or for more information, contact Lynne Mangione at or call The Markaz, 310.657.5511.

Teaching methodology: Immersion

The concept of immersion is based on the idea that we acquire knowledge faster and better when we learn it naturally through comprehension. In practice an immersion curriculum does not rely heavily on grammar drills or assignments in translation. Grammar is learned by inference and gentle corrections of speech by the teacher. At the beginning level of our Persian classes teachers will speak as little English as possible. From the intermediate level onward English will not be spoken at all. 

Students are encouraged to speak and use their new language skills, as much as possible, in order to incorporate them into memory. What this curriculum demands of students is merely that they be open to learning and willing to try to speak and practice the language skills the teacher wants them to produce. Such a methodology is unique to The Markaz in the Los Angeles area.

  • September 14, 2015 at 7pm – 10pm
  • The Markaz
  • 1 person is going
  • Lynne Mangione


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