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Iranian sanctions lifted, Persian on the rise?

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Apparently, the international sanctions against Iran have been lifted. The chances are that Iran will become a strong economical player in the Middle East. I believe that as a result, the demand for Persian/Farsi speakers will increase. What do you think?
Are we going to see EN<->FA Duolingo courses? The userbase will be there, the language has 60 million native speakers, or about as much as there are Turkish speakers.
I know I'd be interested.
EDIT: If you're interested too, check out this article, and give it an upvote!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Supergirl454

It could happen I mean there are still a lot of languages being requested off Duolingo Afrikaans for example

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Craig1985Scott

USA have made it difficult for Dual nationalities or people who have travelled to Iran in last 3 years to get a VISA now to USA. GGGRRRRRR.

I am getting married in May in Vegas why have they added Iran!!! :(

They lift the sactions but then increase the difficulty of a VISA. Stupid.

I would love to learn FARSI though!!

2 years ago

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As Farsi uses nearly the same script as Arabic and there are no Arabic courses supposedly due to technical problems I don't see Farsi coming anytime soon. But, hey, why not. Would be nice.

2 years ago

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Yeah, I thought about that.
But Luis Von Ahn recently said that he hoped Arabic for English would be on Duolingo before the end of the year, so there is hope. :-)

2 years ago

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woah, really? that would be great. I need something to keep me on it once my class finishes.

2 years ago