This course is for students who have minimal or no prior knowledge of Persian. The course provides students with basic information about the Persian language with the special focus on literacy skills, i.e. reading and writing. Students start by learning how to write and pronounce the alphabet and how to connect letters to form new words. Then, they learn basic vocabulary in Persian in order to express basic ideas orally and in writing. By the end of the course, students should be able to write simple sentences to express basic information, and they should be able to conduct basic conversations in Persian.