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SOAS Language Centre

Persian Lower Intermediate Course

A one-year course in lower intermediate spoken and written modern Persian

Duration: 20 hours (2 hours per week for 10 weeks)

Overview

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Mode of Attendance: Part Time

The course aims to consolidate the basis of Persian grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation covered in the first year; coverage of more complex structures and vocabulary; emphasis on spoken communication and listening and reading comprehension.

Method

The course is taught in English and Persian and includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.

Assessment 

See our page on course assessments.

Syllabus

Materials

Materials

The following has been prescribed as the set text for this course:
Farzad, N. (2010) Complete Persian. London: Teach Yourself Books.

Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk. You are advised not to purchase course materials until your course has been confirmed.

Timetable

Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session).

See our online store to book a place on this course.

Language Centre How To Apply

You can enrol:

Not a complete beginner?

If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.

To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 187kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.

Course Fees and Discounted Rates

An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.

If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 35kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.

Returning students

If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.