Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1020: Elementary Persian 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
One mid-term quiz of 90 minutes and two own-time assignments which are graded; graded dictation exercises, exercises in class and own-time homework; one oral quiz Quiz: 90 minutes Assignments: one hour per week 1-6Oral and written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly assignments over 10 weeks: some in lectures some as homework15One hour per week in lectures and 2–3 hours of homework time1,2 Written and oral feedback
Midterm quiz1590 minutes1-6Written feedback
Oral examination at the start of term 32015 minutes1-6Written and verbal
Final Examination502 hours1-6Written feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Weekly assignmentsWritten examination (15%)1-6August/September reassessment period
Midterm quizQuiz (1.5 hours; 15%)1-6Rescheduled during term time
Oral examination at the start of term 3Oral examination (15 minutes; 20%)1–6August/September reassessment period
Written examinationWritten examination (2 hours; 50%)1–6August/September reassessment period