Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2151: Intermediate Persian II

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

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your skills in reading, writing and speaking Persian, continuing on from Intermediate Persian (ARA2141, In semester 1). The module has the specific aims of developing your knowledge of the Persian grammar, your Persian writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, your knowledge of Persian language and literature, through the reading of Intermediate level Persian texts; capacity to carry on conversations in Persian at Intermediate level; deeper understanding of the importance of the Persian language and civilization in the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate mastery of grasp of intermediate Persian grammar, read intermediate texts in Persian, and engage in intermediate level conversation in Persian
2. acquire a basic understanding of the importance of Persian language and civilisation in the broader context of Islamic civilisation and culture.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation, and to assimilate basic information about another culture.
4. discern different linguistic dialects based on listening to world news Persian TV programmes as well as grasp varieties of different regional accents
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop time management skills and conduct independent study, as well as to work in groups in conversation and text-based work.
6. demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language and use the language laboratory.
7. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.