Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3145: Advanced Persian Language II

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity4422 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 106Weekly 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

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).