The first Persian language course of the 'Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and International Center for Persian Studies' of the University of Tehran has started in Japan.

Iran Press/ Asia: The course is held with the presence of twelve language learners in three levels 'Introductory One', 'Introductory Two', and 'Intermediate Three' by Iranian professors living in Japan and Japanese professors specializing in Persian language and literature under the full supervision of Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and by Genza company.

Mahmoud Bijankhan, Head of the Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute, wrote in a message to Japanese students of the course that Persian is a member of the Indo-European language family and that Iranians have been using Persian to communicate with each other for more than 3,000 years.

Noting that Iran has one of the oldest civilizations and cultures in the world, Bijankhan added that Persian literature has the richest literary works in human history and by learning Persian, one can enjoy reading the poems of poets such as Hafez, Saadi, and Rumi.


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