Today, 5 June, is named World Environment Day (WED) by the United Nations. The day was celebrated in 1974 for the first time and the main goal was to raise awareness about environmental issues which are getting worse day by day. Take animal extinction as an example. According to Ritchie and Roser (2021) animal extinction at a normal speed is part of evolution and was occurring from the beginning of life on our planet. However, what is frustrating is the extinction rate during the last centuries. In this research, it is claimed that the extinction rate compared to the date from pre-1900 is 100 to 1000 times higher than what the researcher expected. There is no need to mention how this mass extinction and loss of biodiversity can threaten life on this planet. We can think of climate change, global warming, various kinds of pollution, and desertification, to name some of the frightening issues that are threatening life on the earth.
Why is it Important to us?
But why this day is important for us as Persian teachers? Well, no matter what our occupations are, we need to accept responsibility for taking care of the planet we live on because the earth belongs to all of us. As Persian teachers, we attempt to learn about the environment, environmental issues, our roles in creating these problems, and the ways to protect the environment, then we discuss these topics with Farsimonde Persian learners at upper-intermediate and advanced levels. Since the Persian learners are from different countries with diverse perspectives on life, nature, and the environment, these discussions can help raise awareness among students and teachers. We try to think of solutions and apply them in our daily life instead of waiting for others to fix the problems. These are very small steps we can take to join big movements to protect our environment.
For Persian Learners
To help Persian learners to talk about this important topic, we dedicated one section of expressions to the environment, earth, nature, space, and humanity. This section differs from nine other parts because Persian learners need to learn many technical terms about various topics. With the help of the following tables, Persian learners can practice terms and vocabulary. The next step is reading the simplified articles about the environment that are written by our Persian teachers aimed at language teaching. After that, you can watch the videos in Persian with English subtitles provided by the Farsimonde team. Finally, you can attend our conversation classes to put your learning into practice.
If you are interested in attending our conversation courses and speaking about nature, the environment, and other significant topics in Persian, contact us at email@example.com.
 Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2021) – “Biodiversity”. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: ‘https://ourworldindata.org/biodiversity’