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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2141: Intermediate Persian

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

¬†Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • ¬†Persian grammar tools and concepts.
  • Introduction to vocabulary enabling students to use Persian in abstract and diverse subject areas.
  • Building learning independence as a Persian scholar, with increasing ability to analyse morphology and syntax, and to use grammatical knowledge and vocabulary to understand more complex texts.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 44Teaching hours (four hours of teaching per week)
Guided Independent Study106Private study at home. Students will be given short readings from Persian Literature texts to study and translate at home that are later discussed by the whole class. Homework is also regularly given, consisting of a variety of quizzes, dictation, readings and translations. Spelling practice 22 hrs, reading 16 hrs, essay writing 16 hrs, copy writing 16 hrs, grammar exercise 11 hrs, listening 22 hrs, 3 hrs for other activities e.g. memorizing poem

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).