SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Persian Intermediate Course

Duration: 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 20 hours blended learning. Each term courses are subject to quorum requirements.

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Course Aim

This course at SOAS Language Centre in London is for learners who have completed the Pre-Intermediate level in Persian and who wish to communicate in a wider range of situations. The course is suitable for those who wish to further develop communicative skills in a wider range of contexts with the accent on practical spoken Persian.


The course is taught in English and Persian and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Persian grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Persian in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.

Online Course Requirements

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Entry Requirements

For applicants who are not currently students of Persian through the Language Centre, entry to the course is by assessment only. Applicants must email the admin team at to arrange for an assessment at least two weeks before the start of the course.

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See more information on the courses in Persian offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Persian Language Homepage.

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