Learn Persian

Studying Persian provides an entry into a rich and diverse culture. Major epic and Sufi poets—such as Ferdowsi, Rumi, and Hafez—have served as inspiration to writers and creators across the globe for centuries.

Which Persian language course should I take?

Students with no background in the language may enroll themselves into the relevant introductory course.

Students who have some background in Persian should contact the course instructor for a placement interview if they are enrolling in an Persian course for the first time.

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Persian in their prior institution should take the next level course.

* We reserve the right to move students to more proficiency-appropriate courses or to unenroll students when there is no appropriate course for them.

Placement interviews

Students who are unsure about their level or background in Persian should attend a placement interview before they register for courses. Contact the undergraduate advisor ( or the Persian instructor ( to arrange.

Students are expected to provide true information about their language background and language learning experiences to the best of their knowledge. Concealing your knowledge of the language and/or providing false information are considered academic dishonesty and can be recorded on the your academic record. For more information, read SFU's academic integrity page.

Persian courses

Spring Courses 2024

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PERS 100 D100 Introductory Persian I Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

Even more Persian courses

Interested in knowing what other Persian courses you can take in future semesters? See our full course offering on SFU's Student Services website.