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on 10 December 2010
The books in the Teach Yourself series are very uneven in quality. This one, sadly, is far from good. Believe it or not, Persian is one of the easiest languages you'll come across, the grammar is exceptionally easy. For that reason, the lack of in-depth grammar in this course is no big problem. A far bigger problem is the very weak pronunciation section. Persian is an easy language to pronounce once you learn the rules, but you won't with this course.

The worst problem, however, is the vocabulary: you'll learn very few words. Having read and reviewed hundreds of language courses at a professional level, I've encountered very few with such a limited vocabulary. So, almost no help with the pronunciation, not much grammar and a far too limited vocabulary. What do you really learn with this course. Not much, hence the low rating. There are many courses that are better, such as Colloquial Persian, An Introduction to Persian or Modern Persian. Any of those three books will teach you far more than this one.

Here are the links to Persian courses I'd recommend over this one, they are all far more user friendly, better on grammar and, crucially, provide the learner with a much larger vocabulary.

Colloquial Persian - Paperback and CD Pack (Colloquial Series (Multimedia))
An Introduction to Persian
Farsi: Beginners Course (World Language): Living Language
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on 4 October 2015
This is a great book but seems as though it is the version that should come with the CD so is hard to understand the flow of the book without it. This should be advertised clearly on the listing to avoid disappointed buyers.
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on 14 April 2013
not fully as expected , not as easy to follow as I thought , not used fully , been to Iran twice and have learnt more word there than via the CDs
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on 10 April 2015
This book has mistakes I have bought it for my wife so she can learn Farsi but we have found words translated to absolute non sense.
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on 23 June 2014
Great reading and understanding i love the language its a very beautiful language and i love speaking the language thank you
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on 9 December 2010
This was a perfect transaction: the item arrived on time, the book was in pristine condition, and the packing was careful not to damage the contents. The seller did great business and comes highly recommended!
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