SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Elementary Written Persian B

Module Code:
155906049
Credits:
15
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 2

فارسی

This is a basic language acquisition module for students who have already studied the language 1A equivalent in the previous term, or who have equivalent knowledge. Students are therefore assumed to have some basic knowledge of the language or its script. This module develops knowledge of some of the several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to develop their skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write simple texts and communicate on basic everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and reading comprehension.

Students enrolling onto this module should have taken Elementary Written Persian A in Term 1

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Elementary Written Persian A or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will:

  • Gain greater knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and   expressions in a given context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand passages in written language on basic everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce short passages in written language on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences and short passages on basic everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in short spoken discourse on basic everyday topics (Home and family, Friends and Personal Interests).

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Method of assessment

  • One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (60%)
  • One oral examination (15 minutes) in May/June (20%)
  • One mid-term test in week 5, term 2 (20%).

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