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Persian Beginners 1 - Online Intensive Aug-Sept 2022

An online intensive Persian course for complete beginners

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Persian Beginners 1 Online Intensive aims to provide a thorough introduction to contemporary Persian. By the end of the course, students will have covered basic grammatical constructions and acquired an essential working vocabulary allowing them to communicate within a limited range of situations in which learners are likely to find themselves. The language is presented together with the cultural context in which it is used so that learners are able to appreciate such things as appropriateness and linguistic etiquette when interaction takes place in the target language.

Duration: 15hrs of classes, 5 weeks

Persian Beginners 1 Online Intensive (42878)
August-September 2022 Timetable:
Day Date Time
Tuesday 2nd August 19.00-20.30
Thursday 4th August 19.00-20.30
Tuesday 9th August 19.00-20.30
Thursday 11th August 19.00-20.30
Tuesday 16th August 19.00-20.30
Thursday 18th August 19.00-20.30
Tuesday 23rd August 19.00-20.30
Thursday 25th August 19.00-20.30
Tuesday 30th August 19.00-20.30
Thursday 1st September 19.00-20.30


The course is taught in English and Persian with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar.

Our online courses are delivered through a blended learning model: this is composed of 15 hours of live online structured lessons with the teacher, plus a minimum of 5 hours of blended learning. This is a guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the course.


All materials will be provided by the teacher

Online Course Requirements

Please ensure you have checked our Learner Support page.


£299. Please see our Fees Page for full information and discounts available.

Terms and Conditions

Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

This Persian Beginners 1 course is aimed at complete beginners, no previous knowledge is required. Click here to enrol for Persian Beginners 1 (42878) online intensive. ​Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.

Continuing Your Study

This persian Beginners 1 course is equivalent to the 10 week Persian Beginners 1 level. Students who complete this course may be able to join a Beginners 2 for our next term starting October 2022, or a future term at SOAS Language Centre.


Persian Beginners 1:

  • Use the Persian alphabet
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others
  • Use numbers 0-100
  • Ask and give personal information
  • Say where you live
  • Say where you come from
  • Talk about your nationality
  • Talk about jobs
  • Talk about your family
  • Use expressions of time (hours, days and months)
  • Talk about hobbies and leisure time
  • Describe your likes and dislikes
  • Order food and drinks in a Persian restaurant
  • Talk about future activities

The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.