About Us

Persian Language Online

This website and the associated set of ‘Gorbeh’ apps for young children, are owned and supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation, a UK registered charity that aims to promote and preserve the history, languages, and cultures of Iran and the Persianate world.

Through these projects, IHF seeks to provide freely available, high quality, Persian language-learning resources, supported by a team of noteworthy contributors from institutions including SOAS, University of London, the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews and Farhang Foundation.

Persian Language Online owes a great debt to its founder, Dr Ali Sattaripour, a successful business man and philanthropist who worked tirelessly to build many of the resources you see today through his charity the Persian Language Foundation, before passing away in May 2016. The Persian Language Foundation was absorbed into IHF in 2019.

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