Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2141: Intermediate Persian
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
This course, continuing Elementary Persian I, is based on Safar Moghaddam and Yadollah Samareh’s Persian Language Teaching: Elementary Course, Book II (using the audio CDs that accompany this book), photocopied extracts from Phillot's Higher Persian Grammar and Anne Lambton's Persian Grammar. It is expected that you will learn the proper pronunciation of the vocabulary featured in the textbook by recourse to the teacher during class. Translation and writing exercises are regularly given as homework, which is later corrected and analysed by the whole class. In class dictation is given with feedback. Persian poetry and prose readings are also regularly discussed and analysed in class. You will read and learn all texts given by the teacher over the course of the semester, with some of these texts appearing in the exams. The emphasis of this class will be on both classical and colloquial Persian, aiming at acquisition of knowledge of the fundamental structure of Persian grammar and language, ability to read intermediate texts in Persian; capacity to carry on conversations in Persian; understanding of the importance of the Persian language and civilization in the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate mastery of grasp of intermediate Persian grammar, read intermediate texts in Persian, and engage in 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 Skills||3. identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation, and to assimilate basic information about another culture;|
4. ability to discern different linguistic dialects based on listening to world news Persian TV programmes as well as grasp varieties of different regional accents
|Personal and Key Skills||5. develop time management skills and o conduct independent study, as well as to work in groups in conversation and text-based work;|
6. demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language and will be able to use the language laboratory.