Welcome to the Persian Language Program of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at the University of Pennsylvania. From absolute beginners to advanced and heritage learners, the program and its faculty offer a variety of language and content courses to meet the needs of Penn students—undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors alike.

We invite you to read more about our current and past events, and to explore our website for information about our courses, the concentration in Persian Language and Literature, the Persian Language Certificate, available scholarships, our faculty, news, and more.