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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2141: Intermediate Persian

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

Formative Assessment

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 assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly practical and written assignments Weekly practical and written assignments 1-14Verbal and/or written feedback

Summative Assessment

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.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Continuous assessment 30One written test including reading, writing, grammar and (90 minutes) One listening test (30 minutes) One oral test (10 minutes) 1-14 Verbal and/or written feedback
Written examination (Final week in Term)502 hours1,3,5,6,11,13Verbal and/or written feedback
Oral examination (Final week in Term)1010 minutes2,4,10,11Verbal feedback
Listening examination (Final week in Term)1030 minutes2,6,11Verbal and/or written feedback


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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Examination 2 hours1,3,5,6,11,13January Exam Period
Oral examination 10 minutes2,4,10,11January Exam Period
Listening Examination 30 minutes2,6,11January Exam Period
Continuous Assessment Oral Assignment: ( 3 minutes Video Recording) Listening Assignment (up to 30 minutes) Written assignment under exam conditions (250 words in Persian, 2 hours) 1,3,5,6,11,13January Exam Period