Persian Refresher 1: Using the Persian for America(ns)(c) textbook series

Michael Craig Hillmann.

Conference participants have been asked to sign up in advance for a refresher course and to download pre-course materials and bring them to the session. This session is independent of Persian Refresher 2.

A note for attendees from Dr. Hillmann:

Persian Refresher Sessions 1 and 2 introduce two sets of Persian textbooks, Persian of Iran Today and the Persian for America(ns)® Textbook Series and demonstrate their use in self-study. In anticipation of Persian Refresher sessions, participants can Google for Persian Online  and Persian of Iran Today materials and www.utexas.Academia. edu/MichaelHillmann for the prefatory materials to Persian for America(ns)® Textbook Series, i.e., Persian Listening, Persian Reading and Writing, Persian Conversation(s), and Persian Grammar and Verbs, as well as sample units therein.


Hillmann, Michael Craig

Michael Craig Hillmann, Professor of Persian at The University of Texas at Austin, specializes in imaginative Persian literature as a window into Iranian culture, the nature of lyric poetry qua poetry, literary autobiography, and Iranian art. Hillmann’s more recent projects are: the Persian for America(ns)® Textbook Series, consisting of Persian Listening (2008), Persian Reading and Writing (1010), Persian Grammar and Verbs (2012), and Persian Conversation(s) (2015); and a series of a PowerPoint presentations on Iranian culture, among them: Islam as Defined by Iranian Art, Symbols and Flags of Iran, Sufi Notions of God and Love in Rumi’s Poetry, Iranian History through Slides of Mostly Art Objects, Cultural Content in Iranian Postage Stamp Images, and Persian Art as Culture: A New Iranian Narrative. Among Hillmann’s in-progress projects are a textbook called Classics of Persian Poetry: A Primer for Students and The Love Song of M. Sadegh Hedayat, a literary critical study of The Blind Owl. Samples of his writing, including several out-of-print books and scores of essays and Persian language lessons, are available online at

More documents you can download.

Persian Conversations

Persian Reading Writing

Persian Listening

Persian Grammar Verbs