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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1020: Elementary Persian 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your skills in reading, writing and speaking Persian, continuing Elementary Persian (Term 1, ARA 1020). The module has the specific aims of developing students' knowledge of the fundamental structure of Persian grammar and language, ability to read elementary texts in Persian; capacity to carry on conversations in elementary Persian; understanding of the importance of the Persian language and civilization in the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.

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. Demonstrate mastery of Persian script and pronunciation, grasp of essential Persian grammar, ability to read elementary texts in Persian.
2. Carry on basic conversation in elementary Persian
3. Acquire a basic understanding of the importance of Persian language and civilisation in the broader context of Islamic civilisation and culture.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation, and to assimilate basic information about another culture
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop time management skills and ability to 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.