“Yashar was great! He has a really charming personality & is easy to talk to. For the sake of our lesson we spoke in English to start, since that’s my primary language. I’m coming from basically 0 background in Farsi and felt like I left the 45 minute lesson with not just a handful of convenient everyday vocab and phrases, but also some grammar/etymology/culture breakdowns, which is exactly what I want from a language learning experience. He’s very aware of grammar & context, which is useful and reassuring and I expect it will make gradually knowing Persian much easier than with someone who didn’t speak to etymology or grammatical roles at all, as I disclosed that I’m familiar with formal language structure because of my own language learning background. Thanks again, Yashar! See you soon! Merci, taa ba’d!”