Immersion Persian

intensive persian immersion program

6-Day Study Retreat: Intensive Literary Persian

Retreat Address: 1999 Ridge Rd, North San Juan, CA 95960
 Contact Kaathlyn Connor at (530) 777 8275,
 Arrive: Monday evening, the 17th of Aug for dinner and orientation
 Depart: Monday morning, the 24th of Aug after dawn-prayers and breakfast

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As a follow-up to the intensive Arabic program in May, this late-summer intensive Farsi program will use the same format to plunge the participants into literary Persian. As with the Arabic bootcamp, the mornings will be spent studying key tablets in Farsi (the ÍqÑn, Seven Valleys etc.) while the afternoons will be spent immsersed in Farsi adventure stories to absorb vocabulary and grammar naturally.

As with the Arabic program, participants will receive a preparation program a couple weeks before the course, this will help you master a set of the most common words and model phrases containing the most common grammatical constructs.

library of persian books

Where will this be held?

In the mountains of Northern California, just East of Sacramento, our friends have a beautiful boarding-school facility with a gymnasium and comfortable classrooms. If you are not within driving distance, you can fly into the Sacramento Airport (SMF) or take a train to the Sacramento Amtrak train station. Our community volunteers will pick you up and shuttle you to the school. The school has various accommodation options, so families will usually be able to stay together.

software with tablet of ahmad

Who should attend? (ages 15-112)

Given the pace and difficulty of material, only adults and youth 15 or older. Minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or a designated guardian. We will not be splitting out into groups so all participants should be mature enough to sustain a solid day of reading together.

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What to Bring? (books, light clothes, shampoo)

Every student should bring their tablet or laptop computer. Materials, pencils, notepads, bedding, towels, food etc. are supplied. We have plenty of laundry facilities as well. You may want to bring a swimsuit for occasional outings to the nearby river.

How much? ($150)

We’re working hard to keep costs as low as possible. This program includes seven nights lodging and twenty-three meals - as well as transportation to and from the airport, if you are arriving by plane.

Our costs are reduced because of the generosity of the community and some very dedicated volunteers. If you need any help getting here, just let us know. We’ll do whatever we can to find a way. If you’re driving and have extra room for a ride share, let us know.