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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2151: Intermediate Persian II

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your skills in reading, writing and speaking Persian, continuing on from Intermediate Persian (ARA2141, In semester 1). The module has the specific aims of developing your knowledge of the Persian grammar, your Persian writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, your knowledge of Persian language and literature, through the reading of Intermediate level Persian texts; capacity to carry on conversations in Persian at Intermediate level; deeper understanding of the importance of the Persian language and civilization in the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate mastery of grasp of intermediate Persian grammar, ability to read intermediate texts in Persian, and capacity to carry on intermediate level conversation in Persian
2. acquire a basic understanding of the importance of Persian language and civilisation in the broader context of Islamic civilisation and culture.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation, and to assimilate basic information about another culture.
Personal and Key Skills4. Develop time management skills and ability to conduct independent study, as well as to work in groups in conversation and text-based work.
5. demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language and will be able to use the language laboratory.