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 ACTFL 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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STARTALK 10 years

Persian Course 1 (Novice Mid – Novice High)

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Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 1: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Persian LS C1-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Persian LS C1-LP2
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload Persian LS C1-LP3
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload Persian LS C1-LP4
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Persian LS C1-LP5
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Persian LS C1-LP6
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload Persian LS C1-LP7
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload Persian LS C1-LP8
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload Persian LS C1-LP9
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian LS C1-LP10
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian LS C1-LP11
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload Persian LS C1-LP12
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload Persian LS C1-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload Persian LS C1-LP14
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload Persian LS C1-LP15
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload Persian LS C1-LP16
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian LS C1-LP17
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian LS C1-LP18
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - NaghsheDownload Persian LS C1-LP19
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload Persian LS C1-LP20
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Learning Plans 1-20All topicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 1: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Persian RW C1-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction - SelfDownload Persian RW C1-LP2
Learning Plan 3Introduction - Where are you fromDownload Persian RW C1-LP3
Learning Plan 4Introduction - I live inDownload Persian RW C1-LP4
Learning Plan 5Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Persian RW C1-LP5
Learning Plan 6Introduction - Favorite fruit and colorDownload Persian RW C1-LP6
Learning Plan 7Introduction - What do I likeDownload Persian RW C1-LP7
Learning Plan 8Introduction - Body PartsDownload Persian RW C1-LP8
Learning Plan 9Introduction - Body PartsDownload Persian RW C1-LP9
Learning Plan 10Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian RW C1-LP10
Learning Plan 11Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian RW C1-LP11
Learning Plan 12Family-OccupationDownload Persian RW C1-LP12
Learning Plan 13Family-OccupationDownload Persian RW C1-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public TransportationDownload Persian RW C1-LP14
Learning Plan 15Nowruz CelebrationDownload Persian RW C1-LP15
Learning Plan 16Shopping - Nowruz CelebrationDownload Persian RW C1-LP16
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian RW C1-LP17
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian RW C1-LP18
Learning Plan 19Historical Place - NaghsheDownload Persian RW C1-LP19
Learning Plan 20Greeting and Introduction - Short ConversationDownload Persian RW C1-LP20

Persian Course 2 (Novice High – Intermediate Low)

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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 2: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download Persian LS C2-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download Persian LS C2-LP2
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download Persian LS C2-LP3
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download Persian LS C2-LP4
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian LS C2-LP5
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian LS C2-LP6
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload Persian LS C2-LP7
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload Persian LS C2-LP8
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload Persian LS C2-LP9
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload Persian LS C2-LP10
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload Persian LS C2-LP11
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload Persian LS C2-LP12
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload Persian LS C2-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload Persian LS C2-LP14
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload Persian LS C2-LP15
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Tehran Museum Download Persian LS C2-LP16
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - Naghshe JahanDownload Persian LS C2-LP17
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-Feen e kashanDownload Persian LS C2-LP18
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneDownload Persian LS C2-LP19
Learning Plan 20Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarainDownload Persian LS C2-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 2: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Greeting and Introduction Download Persian RW C2-LP1
Learning Plan 2Greeting and Introduction Download Persian RW C2-LP2
Learning Plan 3Greeting and Introduction Download Persian RW C2-LP3
Learning Plan 4Greeting and Introduction Download Persian RW C2-LP4
Learning Plan 5Immediate Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian RW C2-LP5
Learning Plan 6Extended Family-Kinship TermsDownload Persian RW C2-LP6
Learning Plan 7Family - OccupationDownload Persian RW C2-LP7
Learning Plan 8Extended Family - OccupationDownload Persian RW C2-LP8
Learning Plan 9Family - My Free Time ActivitiesDownload Persian RW C2-LP9
Learning Plan 10Family - Free Time ActivitiesDownload Persian RW C2-LP10
Learning Plan 11Shopping - SouvenirDownload Persian RW C2-LP11
Learning Plan 12Shopping Traditions in AfghanistanDownload Persian RW C2-LP12
Learning Plan 13Public Transportation - ModernDownload Persian RW C2-LP13
Learning Plan 14Public Transportation - TraditionalDownload Persian RW C2-LP14
Learning Plan 15Public Transportation - Similarities and DifferencesDownload Persian RW C2-LP15
Learning Plan 16Historical Places - Tehran Museum Download Persian RW C2-LP16
Learning Plan 17Historical Places - Naghshe JahanDownload Persian RW C2-LP17
Learning Plan 18Historical Places - Bagh-e-Feen e kashanDownload Persian RW C2-LP18
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneDownload Persian RW C2-LP19
Learning Plan 20Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarainDownload Persian RW C2-LP20

Persian Course 3 (Intermediate Low – Intermediate Mid)

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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 3: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Persian MusicDownload Persian LS C3-LP1
Learning Plan 2Persian MusicDownload Persian LS C3-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian LS C3-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran National MuseumDownload Persian LS C3-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian LS C3-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian LS C3-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chehel Setoone palaceDownload Persian LS C3-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian LS C3-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian LS C3-LP9
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Amoo MowruzDownload Persian LS C3-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian LS C3-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanooDownload Persian LS C3-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz TraditionsDownload Persian LS C3-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah Abbas 1Download Persian LS C3-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload Persian LS C3-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian LS C3-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian LS C3-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian LS C3-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload Persian LS C3-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Persian LS C3-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 3: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Persian MusicDownload Persian RW C3-LP1
Learning Plan 2Persian MusicDownload Persian RW C3-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian RW C3-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran National MuseumDownload Persian RW C3-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian RW C3-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian RW C3-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chehel Setoone palaceDownload Persian RW C3-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian RW C3-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian RW C3-LP9
Learning Plan 10Nowruz Ritual - Amoo MowruzDownload Persian RW C3-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian RW C3-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional Folklore Songs - SamanooDownload Persian RW C3-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz TraditionsDownload Persian RW C3-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah Abbas 1Download Persian RW C3-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload Persian RW C3-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian RW C3-LP16
Learning Plan 17Afghan Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian RW C3-LP17
Learning Plan 18Afghan Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian RW C3-LP18
Learning Plan 19Afghan Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload Persian RW C3-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Persian RW C3-LP20

Persian Course 4 (Intermediate Mid – Intermediate High)

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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 4: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Traditional Persian Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Persian LS C4-LP1
Learning Plan 2Traditional Persian Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Persian LS C4-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian LS C4-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran MuseumDownload Persian LS C4-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian LS C4-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian LS C4-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload Persian LS C4-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian LS C4-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian LS C4-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload Persian LS C4-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian LS C4-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Persian MusicDownload Persian LS C4-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Sizdah Be-dar and Mayla-e-Gul-e-SurkhDownload Persian LS C4-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload Persian LS C4-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload Persian LS C4-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian LS C4-LP16
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian LS C4-LP17
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian LS C4-LP18
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload Persian LS C4-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Persian LS C4-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 4: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Traditional Persian Music - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Persian LS C4-LP1
Learning Plan 2Traditional Persian Concert - Nowruz ConcertsDownload Persian LS C4-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian LS C4-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Tehran MuseumDownload Persian LS C4-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian LS C4-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian LS C4-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload Persian LS C4-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian LS C4-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian LS C4-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload Persian LS C4-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Nowruz Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian LS C4-LP11
Learning Plan 12Traditional and Modern Persian MusicDownload Persian LS C4-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Tradition: Sizdah Be-dar and Mayla-e-Gul-e-SurkhDownload Persian LS C4-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload Persian LS C4-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People - Amir KabirDownload Persian LS C4-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian LS C4-LP16
Learning Plan 17Persian Singer - Ustad ShajarianDownload Persian LS C4-LP17
Learning Plan 18Persian Singer - Mohammad IsfahaneeDownload Persian LS C4-LP18
Learning Plan 19Persian Singer - Alireza EftekhariDownload Persian LS C4-LP19
Learning Plan 20Public TransportationDownload Persian LS C4-LP20

Persian Course 5 (Intermediate High – Advanced Low)

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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 5: LS LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Sabzi Polo ba MaheeDownload Persian LS C5-LP1
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Reshteh PoloDownload Persian LS C5-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian LS C5-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload Persian LS C5-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian LS C5-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian LS C5-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - See o Se PolDownload Persian LS C5-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian LS C5-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian LS C5-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload Persian LS C5-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian LS C5-LP11
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Seen and Haft Maywa Download Persian LS C5-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Sizdah Be-dar and Gul-e-SurkhDownload Persian LS C5-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload Persian LS C5-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People -Amir KabirDownload Persian LS C5-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian LS C5-LP16
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload Persian LS C5-LP17
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in Jamsheedieh ParkDownload Persian LS C5-LP18
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Park e MohtashamDownload Persian LS C5-LP19
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Tehran ZooDownload Persian LS C5-LP20
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Learning Plans 1 - 20All TopicsDownload zip file: Persian Course 5: RW LP1-20
Learning Plan 1Special Dish - Sabzi Polo ba MaheeDownload Persian RW C5-LP1
Learning Plan 2Special Dish - Reshteh PoloDownload Persian RW C5-LP2
Learning Plan 3Historical Places - Naghshe jahanDownload Persian RW C5-LP3
Learning Plan 4Historical Places - Chechel Setoone palaceDownload Persian RW C5-LP4
Learning Plan 5Historical Places - Takht e JamshidDownload Persian RW C5-LP5
Learning Plan 6Historical Places - Aalee Ghapoo PalaceDownload Persian RW C5-LP6
Learning Plan 7Historical Places - See o Se PolDownload Persian RW C5-LP7
Learning Plan 8Historical Places - Jameh Mosque of IsfahanDownload Persian RW C5-LP8
Learning Plan 9Historical Places - Baghe Hammame Feen e kashanDownload Persian RW C5-LP9
Learning Plan 10Special Dish - SamanooDownload Persian RW C5-LP10
Learning Plan 11Special Dish - Koo Koo SabziDownload Persian RW C5-LP11
Learning Plan 12Nowruz Traditions - Haft Seen and Haft Maywa Download Persian RW C5-LP12
Learning Plan 13Nowruz Traditions - Sizdah Be-dar and Gul-e-SurkhDownload Persian RW C5-LP13
Learning Plan 14Influential People - Shah AbbasDownload Persian RW C5-LP14
Learning Plan 15Influential People -Amir KabirDownload Persian RW C5-LP15
Learning Plan 16Influential People - FerdoseeDownload Persian RW C5-LP16
Learning Plan 17Last Nowruz - A Memorable ExperienceDownload Persian RW C5-LP17
Learning Plan 18Last Nowruz - Picnic in Jamsheedieh ParkDownload Persian RW C5-LP18
Learning Plan 19Last Nowruz -Park e MohtashamDownload Persian RW C5-LP19
Learning Plan 20Last Nowruz - Tehran ZooDownload Persian RW C5-LP20

Persian Instructional Videos

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