Persian forum is an ideal way for non-Persian speakers to exchange questions and answers asynchronously and communicate with native Persian speakers for academic and communicative purposes.
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What is a forum?
A web forum is a discussion or message board software program installed on a website as an online community, university, academy, institute, etc. in which participants can leave messages in an interactive and asynchronous mode. Web forums in academic institutes are generally moderated by faculty members or teachers to provide feedback with students and promote peer-assessment and social presence in online learning environments.
Why use Persian forum to learn Farsi?
Using discussion boards and comment forms is an ideal way to account for asynchronous learning and collaborative learning at the same time. Attending categorized forums to practice Farsi makes it possible for Persian learners to exchange their questions and answers in interaction with each other. It means that Farsi students can learn from each other, and not necessarily from Persian teachers.
The above-mentioned characteristic in the preceding paragraph makes room for peer-assessment as the participants in Persian forums can develop interdependency or social autonomy taking place in asynchronous channels of communication. Social autonomy is a more mature state of autonomy compared to individual autonomy in which learners understand that they need to rely on student interaction for meaningful and collaborative learning. Peer-assessment is not conceivable in a Persian chat room where Farsi learners don’t have enough chance to analyze the stream of activities in Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
Persian forum and asynchronous learning
If you plan to learn Farsi online, you can participate in our Farsi forums and online Persian community. This is one of the best ways to learn Persian online asynchronously. You don’t need to be a registered member at LELB Society to view the stream of activities between our Persian learners and teachers. However, you need to be a registered member to leave comments and replies in our Persian forum.
Essay writing in Persian forum
You can easily and enjoyably practice essay or composition writing in Farsi in our Persian writing practice forum. As a Persian student or member at LELB Society, you can attend our Farsi forums unlimitedly during your monthly subscription or membership. For example, you can create an unlimited number of new topics in our Persian forum.
Our professional team of Persian teachers and content developers would respond to your comments and replies in our forums immediately and in great detail. In this way, through trial and error, you can learn from your mistakes because all of your Persian mistakes / errors on Persian grammar, vocabulary, etc. will be corrected.
Persian storytelling in Persian forum
Running a bilingual academy of English and Persian, we, at LELB Society, use a particular Farsi forum for storytelling. Evidently, we use another forum for English storytelling, as well. In these specific forums, our English and Farsi learners are encouraged to use their creativity to finish open-ended stories in both English and Farsi. Open-ended storytelling is an ideal practice for using new vocabulary in context. Furthermore, this educational activity is carried out interactivity.
In other words, as instructed clearly in the above-mentioned forum, each Persian student can write just one paragraph to continue telling the stories. It means that our Farsi and English students are not supposed to put an end to the stories too abruptly. Later on, the other Farsi learners should carry on telling or completing the Persian stories interactively.
Student portfolio assessment in Persian forum
To implement portfolio assessment in our bilingual academy, we’ve been using one of our forums in which Persian learners and teachers can interact with each other asynchronously. This ongoing interaction includes the assigned Persian materials and resources on the part of the teacher and the completed tasks on the part of the Farsi learners.