Hi all, I have been trying to learn Persian for a while now but I am stumped for resources. I would greatly appreciate any information on learning resources for beginner/intermediate students (self-learning, with occasional help from native speakers). I have purchased the "Teach Yourself Complete Persian" CD/book, but have found it infuriating to say the least. As I already speak Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish, verb conjugations do not scare me - nor do I need 4 chapters devoted to one tense. Furthermore, this book constantly requires understanding of verbs, nouns and constructs not mentioned until far later in the book (or not at all). After learning the very basics of the language, this book becomes rather useless. I have enjoyed the "Easy Persian" online lessons website immensely, though I really prefer something in book form which would hopefully be slightly more concise. My preferred learning method is repetitive exercises, where one rule/construct/tense is used over and over again, building from easier to harder. I do not like reading pages and pages of theory - I tend to pick things up for myself. For any Spanish/French students, I guess what I am looking for is the Persian version of "The Ultimate Spanish/French Review and Practice" by Gordon and Stillman, or the "Practice Makes Perfect" series. I realise how unrealistic this is for a language like Persian, but anything similar would be greatly appreciated. I am considering the following options: Saeed Youssef - Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook John Mace - Modern Persian: Complete Course John Mace - Persian Grammar - For Reference and Revision I realise that asking forum users might be irritating, but as I would have to order these books online without examining them in person I would greatly appreciate user reviews from forum users (as opposed to those on Amazon). Thank you all very kindly.