Persian belongs to the Iranian languages of the Indo-Germanic language family. It is the official language of Iran (Farsi), Afghanistan (Dari), and Tajikistan (Tajiki), and is spoken by more than 100 million people as a native or second language. Knowledge of Persian enables direct access to a rich culture thousands of years old and to the region's open-minded, hospitable inhabitants.
Since 2005, LSI has offered regular Persian language courses. The newly designed two-week intensive Farsi language course Persian 1 is aimed at beginners and teaches basic knowledge of everyday communication based on the Persian Arabic alphabet. The follow-up course Persian 2 is aimed at advanced students at the language level A1.