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Learn Farsi (Persian) at Language Loop in Chicago!

What is the best way to learn Farsi? A small Farsi class? Private Farsi instruction? A Farsi Immersion week?
“Persian is a very poetic, soft, and song-like language…” -BBC

With 110 million speakers worldwide, Farsi, or Persian, is a language that went through many changes throughout its use. Modern Persian appeared during the 9th century and it is written in a version of the Arabic script and is full of words of Arabic origin. Persian is spoken today primarily in Iran and Afghanistan, but was historically a more widely understood language in an area ranging from the Middle East to India. Our Farsi/Persian faculty includes teachers from Tehran, Iran.

We can create specialized vocabulary curriculum (Hospitality, Health, Business, Law, Construction, Food & Beverage, etc.) to meet specific language needs. Take Farsi lessons at your location or in our office. And, when the famous Chicago weather allows, we conduct classes on our beautiful roof top. Language Loop gives you a unique opportunity to learn your new language in a private, professional, and relaxed environment.

 The Jamkaran Mosque in Jamkaran, Iran is a popular pilgrimage site for Shi'ite Muslims. Local belief has it that the Twelfth Imam (Muhammad al-Mahdi) — a messiah figure Shia believe will lead the world to an era of universal peace — once appeared and offered prayers at Jamkaran. (Source: Wikipedia)


Live Instruction (Face-to-Face) Farsi lessons are offered for all proficiency levels. If you have background in Farsi, please contact us to schedule a time for a free level evaluation.


Dive & Survive in Farsi-an Immersion Program:  Language Loop’s most intensive private course, Dive & Survive is the ideal program for frequent travelers. This course requires from students 7 hours per day, for 5 consecutive days. Complimentary lunch is included for every day of the program.

Group Intensive Farsi Programs (2-5 students): These classes meet every day from Monday to Friday, 3 hours per lesson for the duration of:

2 weeks (30 hours of instruction)

3 weeks (45 hours of instruction)

4 weeks (60 hours of instruction)



Private Farsi Instruction: These lessons are one-on-one. Students enjoy flexible schedules. Each class meets for a minimum two hours.  Enroll in a customized program or take advantage of one of our packages designed with your language needs in mind.

Tutoring:  Tutoring includes private lessons and a flexible schedule. Class content is focused on particular aspects of the Farsi language and the student’s needs.

Skype Lessons: If you prefer distance learning, we offer lessons via Skype.  Contact us for details.



Busy Loop Group (2-5 students): These classes meet once a week, two hours per lesson, for 8 weeks or students may choose to meet twice a week for 4 weeks to complete 16 hours of instruction.
(Schedule updates)



Semi-Private Farsi Lessons: This course comprises of 2-3 students who wish to learn together, and who share the same proficiency level. This course features a flexible schedule.



Corporate Farsi Private and Group Programs onsite or in our language center:  This program offers a flexible schedule. However, there is a minimum of two hours per class. Lessons are completely customized.

Farsi Literature Courses:  Classes are private or in a small class setting.


Jujeh kabab is one of the most famous Persian dishes. It consists of pieces of chicken first marinated in minced onion and lemon juice with saffron then grilled over a fire. It is sometimes served with grilled tomato and pepper. (Source: Wikipedia)

Jujeh kabab is one of the most famous Persian dishes. It consists of pieces of chicken first marinated in minced onion and lemon juice with saffron then grilled over a fire. It is sometimes served with grilled tomato and pepper. (Source: Wikipedia)

Facts About The Farsi Language:

  • 1. The Persian language is one of the world’s oldest languages still in use today, and is known to have one of the most powerful literary traditions, with formidable Persian poets. By native speakers it eventually came to be known as Fārsī, which was the Arabic form of Parsi as there is no “P” sound in Arabic. Farsi is widely-spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. (Sources: BBC and Wikipedia)
  • 2. The language belongs to the Western branch of the Iranian family of Indo-European languages. Persian is a pluricentric language (a language with several standard dialects) and its grammar is similar to that of many contemporary European languages. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • 3. About 60 million people speak Farsi as their native tongue. There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • 4. There are hundreds of French words incorporated into the Persian language. Since the nineteenth century, Russian, French and English and many other languages have contributed to the technical vocabulary of Persian. (Source: Wikipedia)


Fun Tidbits:

  • 1. The first handwritten book dates back to 1055. It was a medical book written by Asad Tusi, an eminent poet and linguist. (Source: BBC)
  • 2. Polo game was invented in Persia during the 6th century. (Source: iran-heritage.org)
  • 3. Persepolis is the capital of the First Persian Empire. King Achaemenes ruled Persia from 705 B.C-675 B.C. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Shiraz (Source: Wikipedia)
  • 4. Due to the large number of Iranians, Los Angeles is often referred to as ‘Tehrangeles.’ (Source: Wikipedia)
  • 5. The first accounting tools were found in Iran, belonging to 9,000 years ago. The world’s first known money appeared in Persia, 800 B.C. (Source: iran-heritage.org)


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