- 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.
SOAS Language Centre
Persian Beginners Course
- Fees and funding
Mode of Attendance: Part-time
The aim of the course is 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.
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. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.
If you are not a complete beginner, you need to take an assessment in order for us to place you on the course that is the most suitable for your language learning needs. See our page on course assessments.
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Fees and funding
Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
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