Persian – STARTALK Infrastructure Project

The Language Acquisition Resource Center was awarded the STARTALK Dari and Persian Infrastructure building project in 2016. Through this project five Persian courses were developed at the Novice-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency levels. Each course (60 contact hours) contains two curricula, one for listening and speaking, and one for reading and writing for students in grades K-8; 20 learning plans for each curriculum (total 200 learning plans); 12 instructional videos at the Novice and Intermediate levels narrated Persian to complement the curricula and learning plans and make STARTALK-endorsed principles more comprehensible and accessible to Persian teachers, in particular, and to all other teachers, in general. Because they are developed based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and not local or regional curricula and standards, these resources can be utilized effectively to fit the needs of any K-8 language program in the United States.

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Persian Course 1 (NM-NM)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - NaghsheDownload
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - NaghsheDownload
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload

Persian Course 2 (NH-IL)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Tehran Museum Download
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - Naghshe JahanDownload
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneDownload
Learning Plan 20Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarainDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Tehran Museum Download
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - Naghshe JahanDownload
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneDownload
Learning Plan 20Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarainDownload

Persian Course 3 (IL-IM)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 2Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran National MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chehel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Amoo MowruzDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz TraditionsDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah Abbas 1Download
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 2Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran National MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chehel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Amoo MowruzDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz TraditionsDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah Abbas 1Download
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload

Persian Course 4 (IM-IH)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Traditional Persian Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 2Traditional Persian Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Sizdah Be-dar and Mayla-e-Gul-e-SurkhDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Traditional Persian Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 2Traditional Persian Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran MuseumDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Persian MusicDownload
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Sizdah Be-dar and Mayla-e-Gul-e-SurkhDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload

Persian Course 5 (IH-AL)

 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Sabzi Polo ba MaheeDownload
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Reshteh PoloDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - See o Se PolDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Seen and Haft Maywa Download
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Sizdah Be-dar and Gul-e-SurkhDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People -Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in Jamsheedieh ParkDownload
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Park e MohtashamDownload
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Tehran ZooDownload
 TopicDownload File
Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Sabzi Polo ba MaheeDownload
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Reshteh PoloDownload
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - See o Se PolDownload
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Seen and Haft Maywa Download
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Sizdah Be-dar and Gul-e-SurkhDownload
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload
Learning Plan 15Influential People -Amir KabirDownload
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in Jamsheedieh ParkDownload
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Park e MohtashamDownload
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Tehran ZooDownload

Persian Instructional Videos

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