Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1020: Elementary Persian 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Elementary Persian Grammar (oral, and text-based study)


Midterm exam


Elementary Persian Grammar (oral, and text-based study)


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 activity 44Teaching varies between lectures and commentary on the main textbook Safar Moghaddam and Yadollah Samarehs Persian Language Teaching: Elementary Course, Book I, and II, in-class readings, translation and discussion of Persian texts; translation (Persian->English) exercises done collectively by the whole class; regular vocabulary reviews; the reading of poetic and prose texts aloud together. Handouts are provided regularly, including sheets that discuss difficult points of grammar, and literary texts (prose and poetry) to illustrate aspects of Persian language.
Guided Independent study62Independent Study Time
Guided Independent study 1hour per week, total of 22 hoursIn addition to the weekly grammar, reading and pronunciation assignments, students will be given short readings from Persian Literature texts to study and translate at home that are later discussed by the whole class.
Guided Independent study 1hour per week, total of 22 hoursTranslation exercises and reading aloud practices (audio files sent to students by email) are regularly given as homework, which is later discussed and analysed by the whole class.

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/