UCLA will offer a summer Persian class for high school students who are exposed to Persian at home and want to learn to read and write or to develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills.
در تابستان ۲۰۱۲، دانشگاه یو س ل ای برای شاگردان دبیرستانی که در خانه فارسی صحبت میکند و مایلند که خواندن و نوشتن فارسی را یاد بگیرند و یا خواندن و نوشتن خود را بهبود بدهند کلاسی دائر خواهد کرد. به شرکت کنندگان گواهینامه شرکت در این کلاس اعطا خواهد شد.
The Persian program is funded by Startalk.
Shervin Emami is a last year Ph.D student in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures with the focus on of Comparative Literatur in Persian and Arabic Literature, in the University of Californian Los Angeles. Her studies focus on the women writings of post revolutionary era in Iran and she works under the supervision of Professor Hossein Ziai, who is an Iranist, and Michael Cooperson- an Arabist. She finished her Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature in 2000, in the University of Iran Esfahan, and she has moved to United States at the end of the same year. She has finished her Masters degree in Middle Eastern History in 2003 in Cal State Fullerton with Professor Touraj Daryaee and she has begun her PHD at UCLA in the spring of 2004. In addition to her studies she has had several publications in the Iranian studies journal and other journals related to Middle Eastern Studies. Moreover, She has been a Lecture for one year in the University of California Irvine while pursuing her PHD. She has worked with Startalk since Summer 2007 and has had a Persian language book for heritage students who was a collaboration with Saeed Tavazoei. She has been a teacher assistant for Persian philosophy and language classes in the University of California Los Angeles for for the past few years and currently she is in Santford University as a Fellow researcher for her last year of Ph.D and also teaches at the university of Berkeley as a part time Lecturer.
Sahba Shayani is a graduate student of Iranian Studies at the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Sahba received his B.A. in 2008 from UCLA in English with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He completed his M.A. in Iranian Studies in 2011 at the same institution and is now continuing his work towards his Ph.D. His field of study is Persian language and literature, with a special interest in the life and works of Tāhirih Qurratu’l-‘Ayn. He is currently teaching the elementary Persian course for non-heritage students at UCLA as a teaching assistant and has worked with heritage learners on a variety of levels over the past five years.