Contemporary Iran

“Speak a New Language so that the World will be a new World”

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

A collaborative project providing learning materials for lovers of Farsi. If you are looking to learn Farsi as it is spoken in the streets and at home between friends and family then look no further. We hope to become a small window for a colourful, warm and creative culture.

Seeking material:- Soundclips, videos, contemporary poetry and music . If you are interested in getting involved click here


Introduction to Professor Dariush Ashoori’s talk on Orientalism

Take a look at the keywords below and then watch the video below, trying to listen out for them. The first part of the video transcript has been provided below however, we have given only the keywords for the rest of the video (in order) and their translation – see if you can hear each […]

How to surpass yourself

Surprising benefits from feeling in another language – Plus one of thes best resourcesfor learning Farsi! Link at the bottom of the page.. Connection, emotion, relationships. Do any of these factors drive your desire to learn a language? A will to expand horizons and capacities for who you may communicate too. The ways in which […]

Parallel Iran

Recently I came across Parallel Iran, a recent start-up founded by Iranian filmmaking and media production graduate and all round powerhouse Hatefeh Majidi. The goal of Parallel Iran is to provide a platform for other representations of Iran which are not solely focused on the political circumstances in Iran, but those which look to the […]