'Persian in Use' is an elementary Persian language and culture textbook designed for first-year Persian language students at college level. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to help students achieve proficiency in Persian language and culture.
*Colorful and lively design
*New vocabulary is summarized thematically/lexically
*Interactive dialogues from everyday life
*Straightforward explanations of the grammatical features
*Includes samples of literary texts, poems, plays, film scripts, and pop songs
*Engaging classroom activities and homework exercises
*Companion website www.persianinuse.com
Anousha Sedighi is Associate Professor of Persian at Portland State University. She has been teaching elementary Persian for more than a decade and serves as the current president of the American Association of Teachers of Persian.
"With a steady stream of relevant dialogues, a series of pithy passages of reading material, glimpses of Persian culture and literature, and plenty of engaging exercises, all creatively conceptualized and methodically presented, 'Persian in Use' is bound to find a prominent place in the increasingly professionalized field of Persian language pedagogy." - Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Maryland
"To be forthright, teaching Persian as a second language is still far from an established field. Sedighi's 'Persian in Use' with its fresh approach, tasteful design, and engaging methodology is a welcome publication in response to this perpetual need. The book indeed is designed to improve students' language and cultural fluency, delightfully and systematically." - Kamran Talattof, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona