The International Center for Persian Studies at Shiraz University is the only certified program for teaching Persian in Southern Iran, and has been registered with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology as the Center for Teaching Persian to Non-Persian Speakers. For close to 7 decades, the center has has been offering Persian language training programs at all levels, as well as courses on Persian literature and culture, Iranian arts and history. In addition to Persian language courses for students with basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge of the language, the center offers diverse courses for students and researchers interested in Persian literature, culture and history.
Persian language programs are designed in short, middle and long modes, for students with basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge of the language. Students have the option of attending individual or group classes. After successfully completing advanced levels, students may further their training in courses tailored to their specific needs: some intend to do research on classical Persian literature, others want to read ancient Iranian languages or do research on cinema and arts, while others prepare for studying medicine or engineering.
Our lecturers are experienced, highly qualified and specifically trained to teach Persian as a foreign language. They take advantage of well-equipped language labs, audio-visual materials, teaching aids and technologies to enrich the learning experience of learners.
Students who complete either of our training programs will receive a certificate, approved by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, which can be used for credit transfer to other Universities or institutions of higher education in the world.
Located on Eram hills right next to the world-famous Eram Garden, Shiraz University campus has a unique view of the city, which makes students’ stays pleasant and memorable. The language courses of the International Center for Persian Studies are held at the International Campus, which offers a calm and quiet environment for learning Persian.