Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2141: Intermediate Persian
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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|
This module continues on from Elementary Persian I and II (ARA1013 and ARA1020; its pre-requisites). The emphasis is on classical and colloquial Persian, aiming at the further acquisition of knowledge of the fundamental structure of Persian grammar and language. It advances your understanding so that you can carry on a conversation in Persian on ordinary topics concerning home and society. We conduct grammar and textual translation exercises and develop pronunciation and conversational skills. You will also learn calligraphic skills. You will listen to BBC and VOA Persian programmes online, and will learn to read intermediate texts in Persian. You will learn to understand of the importance of the Persian language in the broader context of Persian and Islamic civilization and culture. You will be initiated into the poetry of major Persian poets such as Sa’di, Hafiz, Khayyam and Rumi.