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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2141: Intermediate Persian

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to continue development of your active and passive knowledge of Persian through reading, writing and conversation and to enrich your command of Persian grammar and vocabulary. It aims to continue development of your language to CEFRL level B1, consolidating and expanding your grammatical knowledge and developing reading, writing, translation and conversation skills. You will communicate and comprehend more complex topics, and build fluency. The module will enable you to read authentic texts in Persian such as media and literary texts.

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. Extract a broad sense and some specified detail of written texts at CEFRL level B1.
2. Extract a sense and some specified detail of aural communications at CEFR level B1.
3. Write short and simple texts on selected topics at CEFRL level B1.
4. Verbally elicit, understand and communicate basic factual information and simple selected topics relevant to everyday situations in Persian, displaying reasonable levels of accuracy, at CEFRL level B1.
5. Achieve straightforward translations out of Persian.
6. Demonstrate a sound grasp of the basic grammatical structures of Persian and utilise it to understand and produce texts in it.
Discipline-Specific Skills7. Learn how to consolidate your own learning by using available learning aids, in a variety of media, and organise this process with guidance from course tutors.
8. Understand the principles of intensively learning a new language and organise learning time with guidance from course tutors.
9. Use a reference grammar book and a bilingual dictionary to check the structural and lexical accuracy of your writing and expression in Persian.
Personal and Key Skills10. Gain experience in working in groups at solving basic linguistic tasks.
11. Develop time management strategies through developing skills of self-study.
12. Exercise autonomy and judgement by developing independent learning skills.
13. Develop strategies for coping with unpractised linguistic, social and cultural situations.
14. Further develop a basic appreciation of the cultures of the people who speak the target language.