Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3145: Advanced Persian Language II
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
The class will be conducted mostly in Persian. Teaching includes lectures and commentary on the main textbook (Safar-Moghaddem); in-class discussion of the handouts of classical Persian prose and poetry given as homework; as well as translations from English into Persian and from Persian into English will be introduced. Students will also give oral presentations (each student talks for 10-15 minutes in the class in Persian about a given topic), followed by questions by other students, replies by the presenter, and feedback from the teacher. Students will also listen to listen to Persian BBC TV broadcasts, news programmes, interviews, etc., and discuss these in class.
Weeks 1-5. Advanced Persian Grammar (text based); study and translation of advanced Classical Persian texts
Week 6: mid-term quiz
Weeks 7-9: Advanced Persian (conversational and listening skills)
Weeks 10-11. Review of entire class
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||44||22 x 2 hour Lectures and seminars on Persian grammar, reading comprehension and translation. Interactive class work on written texts, consolidating the linguistic skills of reading, writing, and translating.|
|Guided Independent Study||106||Weekly homework assignments in writing, translation, grammar, oral presentations, etc. Each homework assignment consists of around 4.5 hours work and each class assignment tests different language skills|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).