Given its more than one decade of research on different teaching methodologies, Pirhani Way Academy has realized that a wide range of problems language learners encounter are rooted in cognitive issues. With that said, Dr. Pirhani developed his own cognitive model based on his own experience in learning more than twenty languages and conducting thousands of hours of research.
VIP language courses run by Pirhani Way Academy is continuously supervised by Dr. Pirhani. During the courses, he will always be available in person to give advices and offer necessary solutions, and is fully informed of educational status of each and every one of language learners.
One of the problems language learners encounter in learning a foreign language is lack of access to a comprehensive bank of education resources. Therefore, education resources provided at Pirhani Way Academy are among the most complete resources available and in full conformity with cognitive model of the academy.
One of the most important issues at Pirhani Way Academy is exclusive planning for each language learner. This planning will be done comprehensively and based on technical parameters including learning style and personal characteristics of every language learner as soon as Dr. Pirhani interviews with the language learner. This comprehensive plan will be the language learning roadmap of the student during the course.
Pirhani Way Academy was founded in 2006 aimed at teaching foreign languages to adults according to a research-based approach rooted in opinions and creative methods of Dr. Ali Pirhani, and started its activities under his management and with cooperation of Iranian and non-Iranian language instructors and a few postgraduate students.
Children and Adolescents’ Academy also was founded as a branch of Pirhani Way Academy in 2010. Having emphasized on educational psychology concepts of children, adolescents, and family based on control indexes, this academy developed a modern way in teaching foreign languages to children and their learning.
Pirhani Way Academy came into being to enhance foreign language teaching in Iran and facilitate language learning process for different people using effective polyglot teaching methods. This academy runs different language courses based on extensive scientific researches conduced in the field of language learning, and makes its best efforts to set the appropriate educational stage for all individuals with different learning styles, distinct proficiency levels, and individual needs and goals to learn their second, third, etc. language and become a polyglot.
Children and Adolescents’ Academy is determined to develop appropriate thoughts and behaviors for children and adolescents based on cognitive learning principles and psychological and perceptional dimensions of children and adolescents such as discipline, compliance, self-confidence, stress management, self-actualization, as well as teaching “thinking method” followed by “critical thinking method”. This academy’s goal is identifying and providing appropriate solutions to correct educational faults and remove shortcomings, and has always tried to set an appropriate foundation, using its unique model based on linguistic and educational psychology principles, for learning one or several languages based on Iranian culture and historical background of Farsi (Persian) so that those interested may achieve their desired goals sooner than expected. Furthermore, the most important objective of Pirhani Way Academy and Children and Adolescents’ Academy is upskilling individuals who deeply believe in “”.
Ali Pirhani was born in the historical city of Hamadan in 1985. His mother was a teacher and his father was a clerk. Reviewing of his diary, Dr. Pirhani presents himself as a curious little boy. Hence, his father was forced to take him to his workplace every day, where was located near the tomb of Bu Ali Sina. The thing which kept his mind busy more than anything else was many tourists who had to deal with while discussing various issues with each other. His childhood curiosity made this question in his mind that about what issues tourists are talking with each other. What he knew for sure was that they are not Persian and speak a language other than Persian. Then he approached the tourists, listened carefully to their conversations thinking if they talk about the food or any other tourist places to go. The tourists got surprised by a little boy so interested in their talking. Books and brochures they gave him as the gift, was compounded by his curiosity to find out what their theme is. He has learned Persian orthography in that early age with the help of his mother. At that time when his family saw the interests of their child to foreign languages, they rented a French-into-Persian dictionary for him. Now, the key of all questions that he didn’t have any answer to them up to that time was in his hands. After finding out the meanings of words in the dictionary, he imagined them as memorable symbols and meaningful forms. His learning model can be summarized in a child who memorizes all his way back home with the signs. He also learned French grammar indirectly. For example, he realized that in French language after “je”, “suis” comes certainly not “sont”. What made listening and pronunciation skills of this language easy for him were listening to the French radio networks. During his play time, in order to practice the new French words that have been learnt he talked French to himself. Finally, after seven and a half months, he was able to use the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in French fluently and even he could easily read the French newspapers as well. It is remarkable that at that time no one in his family was familiar with a language other than Farsi. Then he started to learn German language in the same way by buying a German-into-Persian dictionary. However, to learn German language, even he has used the medical advices which were written on the back of some creams and medications. Finally, he mastered the German language in 14 months. Watching football was his favorite pastime. At the time of 1990 World Cup Football Tournament, he liked to be able to read the names of players from different countries on the back of their shirts. So English, Spanish and Italian were the languages that attracted him respectively. In short, his trend towards language learning in different languages was quite creative in a way that, now in the age of 30 he is fluent in 21 languages including Persian, English, Latin, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Swahili, Esperanto, Romanian, Malay, Kurdish, Pahlavi, Urdu and Avestan. Now he holds BA in English Literature and Law and a Master degree and PhD in International Law. Now, he is the managing director of Pirhani Way center in Iran.