Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3145: Advanced Persian Language II

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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
Writing, reading, dictation and translation assignments in class 20 minutes per class 1-4,6 Verbal
Conversation and dialogue in classVaries class to class1,3,6Verbal
Listening comprehension study10-15 minutes per class listening to radio and TV1,3,6Verbal

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
Assessed homework30Approx. 120 mins after class work at home (per 2-hr. class) 1,2,4,5,6Written and verbal
Written exam502 hours1,2,4,6Written
In class tests (oral and written) 2015 mins per class1-5Verbal


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
One final exam (75%)Written (2-hour) test1,2,4,6August/September reassessment period
Translation exercise (25%) Written (1-hour) test1,2,4,6August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

If you have been unable to attend class due to medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances, your assessment will be deferred to a later date. This re-assessment will consist of one 2-hour final exam (75%) and one major written translation exercise (Persian–>English: 25%) in the August/September re-assessment period. Due to the nature of the graded in-class tests, it is not practical (since other students have already had their tests graded and returned to them, thus making them publicly available) for these to be resubmitted by you in the August/September reassessment period, so those assignments will be replaced by a major written translation exercise.