Persian is the official language in eight countries: Afghanistan, Iran, and Tajikistan and is also spoken in Bahrain, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Historically, the language has been a medium for literary and scientific contributions to the Islamic and Western worlds. For five centuries prior to British colonization, it was one of the primary languages used within the Indian sub-continent. It influenced several neighboring languages, including Urdu and Hindi. Today there are 60-80 million native speakers (2006 estimate). Persian is most commonly used in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Jordan Language Academy offers different levels of Persian in tutoring mode or in groups. Students should sit for a placement test and be placed in the right level. Persian is taught by professors who have long experience in the field.