This site is full of motivating posts by language learners who know what they are doing, so it looks like a good place to keep a log to help keep me on track with Farsi. Level: I started six weeks ago. I am a complete beginner, but know the basics of Turkish and Arabic, so that should speed things up a bit. Materials: 1) Assimil 2) Easy Persian website (a bit boring, but thorough and effective so far), and 3) Le Persan sans Peine (on the Radio Iran website - this is just listen-and-repeat dialogs with no grammar, but so far it is fun and motivating). Two other websites look good (GLOSS and Virtual Persian), but they will have to wait. Plan of attack: Like the tortoise in the fable. The two websites I'm starting with have 160+ lessons each, so they should keep me busy for a long time. Once I finish Assimil, it will be time to start trying something more adventuresome on the internet. Any suggestions are more than welcome. I will probably check in once a week to post a progress report (my firewall against inertia ).