Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3144: Advanced Persian Language I
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Writing, reading, dictation and translation assignments in class||20 minutes per class||1,2,3,4,6,7||Verbal|
|Listening comprehension study||10-15 minutes per class listening to radio and TV||1,4,5,6,7||Verbal|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Assessed homework||30||Approx. 120 mins after class work at home (per 2-hr. class)||1,2,3,5,6,7||Written and verbal|
|Written exam||50||2 hours||1,2,5,6,7||Wriiten|
|In class tests (oral and written)||20||15 mins per class||1,2,3,5,6,7||Verbal|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|One final exam (75%)||Written (2-hour) test||1,2,4,5,6,7||August/September reassessment period|
|Translation exercise (25%)||Written (1 hour) test||3,6,7||August/September reassessment period|
If you have been unable to attend class due to medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances, your assessment will be deferred to a later date. This re-assessment will consist of one 2-hour final exam (75%) and one major written translation exercise (Persian–>English: 25%) in the August/September re-assessment period. Due to the nature of the homework assignments and the graded in-class tests, it is not practical (since other students have already had their homework assignments and tests graded and returned to them, thus making them publicly available) for these to be resubmitted by you in the August/September reassessment period, so those assignments will be replaced by a major written translation exercise.