The Persian Language Program at Penn is pleased to announce as an Education Partner. The purpose of the partnership is to give students the opportunity to learn by watching Persian-language films online. Alongside their Persian classes at Penn, students can improve their command of Persian language and increase their knowledge of Iranian cultures by watching films at

Students and faculty of Penn can take advantage of free access to IMVBox here.

Boasting over 1,000 streaming films, is the largest “online cinematheque” and only legal platform for Iranian films. By showcasing a large selection of award-winning Iranian films, including features, documentaries, shorts and plays, IMVBox aims to present the diversity, depth and richness of Iranian cinema. IMVBox’s mission is to “paint a true picture” of the Middle East.



American Association of Teachers of Persian

Penn’s Middle East Center is an institutional member of the American Asssociation of Teachers of Persian, a non-profit, professional organization whose objective is to advance and improve the study and teaching of the Persian language and culture; to promote research in the field of Persian language, linguistics, and literature; to further the common interests of teachers in the field; and to facilitate communication and professional cooperation among its members.