Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2141: Intermediate Persian
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Mr Ali Mossadegh (Convenor)
Elementary Persian II (ARA1020) or equivalent proficiency
|Available via distance learning|
In this module you will learn the proper pronunciation of the vocabulary featured in the textbook by recourse to the teacher during class; by listening to CDs privately; and by the teacher’s voice recordings.
The emphasis of this class will be on classical and colloquial Persian, aiming at acquisition of knowledge of the fundamental structure of Persian grammar and language, ability to read elementary 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.
Translation exercises are regularly given as homework, which are later corrected and analysed by the whole class. Persian poetry and prose readings are also regularly discussed and analysed in class.