Persian

Persian is an important language of the Middle East and Central Asia. With over 100 million native speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Bahrain, Persian is ranked among the world’s 20 most widely spoken first languages. In addition, over 50 million people speak it as their second language. Persian is in high demand in government, business, and non-governmental organizations. Persian is one of the 10 oldest languages still spoken in the world today with roots dating back to the Persian Empire of the 6th Century B.C. It is the language of many famous poems, stories, and writings, including Hafez, Rumi, and Ferdowsi.

Department:
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Advisor:
Rachel Weiss, rweiss@wisc.edu

Intro Class:
LCA LANG 363: First Semester Persian

Continue your study of Persian over the summer at the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute (APTLI). 

“Even if you make a mistake, learn to appreciate making mistakes and push yourself to be more comfortable with making errors because all of these things are part of the learning process.”