This page contains links to collections of culturally authentic materials in Persian.


AdsOfTheWorldLogo.png - A searchable database of ads from around the world (search by country, topic, type of ad--audio/print/video, etc.)


GlossLogo.jpg - Links to culturally authentic materials in a variety of languages, including Persian.



Children's Literature

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif -
Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg - An interactive map containing links to legends and folktales from countries around the world in a variety of languages, including many Middle Eastern languages.

Mahmud Kianush - Scroll to the bottom for links to specific poems in Persian

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages


FreeImagesLogo.jpg - Hundreds of copyright-safe images related to Persian




VisualLoop.JPG - Infographics from designers in Iran

Magazines & News

AllYouCanRead.png - Magazine and newspaper sites, categorized by country and topic, from 200 countries around the world

DirectoryOfNewspapers&Magazines.JPG - Directory from around the world

NewseumLogo.jpg - Today's front pages from newspapers around the world

NewspaperMap.JPG - A map that plots the locations of newspapers from around the world--can be filtered by language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)



Foreigncy.png - Free database of articles from the UK for intermediate to advanced, searchable by topic, difficulty level, article source, and date. Each comes with a brief summary in English, the article, flashcards, and some come with videos as well



Haft Seen Labeling Worksheet in Persian

Haft Seen Items

Nowruz and Persian New Year انیمیشن شاد درباره نوروز و هفت سین - Children's song about preparing for New Year's in Persian with English Subtitles

Persian Year Countdown Video Screen for 2013

Persian New Year (Noruz)


Children's Cartoons

CultureTalk.JPG - Links to videos with transcripts in both Persian & English regarding various cultural topics, including arts and entertainment, economy and politics, education, everyday life, family, food, language, life stories, living abroad, places, recreation, religious and cultural traditions, society, health, and environment, and work (Videos are in Persian, but not culturally authentic)

Top 10 Persian Music Shad Norooz