I had the opportunity to take Farsi coursework at the University of Maryland: College Park for 3 months one summer. I have listed some of the resources used to help acquire skills in that language below
Farsi Program for those interested in applying:
Persian Online Grammar and Resources: From the University of Texas at Austin. Good collection of videos and guides.
In A Persian Kitchen by Maideh Mazda: Link to purchase the book.
Easy Persian: Online Language Lessons
American Association of Teachers of Persian: Resources for educators and teachers
First 400 Words to Master: List of terms to master
Persian Writing Paper: a pdf of writing lines to help practice writing Farsi