Mode of Attendance: Part-time
This course aims to provide students with a secure grounding in elementary Persian to enhance their ability to use the language by actively participating in the discussion of several contemporary issues. The course focuses on acquisition of expressions and the development of existing language skills. Students are asked to give explanations for opinions and plans, tell a story or narrate the plot of a book or a video.
The course is taught mainly in Persian and further develops the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work to practice vocabulary, expressions, grammar and structures. There is an overview, consolidation and feedback session in the final week, concentrating on the material covered in the term. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
The course will be based on materials sent by your teacher. For further study the below textbook could be used:
Rezavandi, M. (2017) Learning Persian: The Essential Persian Language Coursebook. Vol. 2. London: Bazaryab. ISBN: 9780995577121. The textbook is not included in the fee and can be purchased from SOAS bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
For the first stage of Persian Pre-Intermediate (I.e. Pre-Intermediate 1), you should have completed Persian Elementary 3 at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of 120 guided learning hours. The progression route from Persian Pre-Intermediate 1 is to Persian Pre-Intermediate 2; from Pre-Intermediate 2 to Pre-Intermediate 3. Towards the end of the Persian Pre-Intermediate 3 course, the teacher will discuss options for further study if you wish to continue your study of the language.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Persian language and courses in Persian offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Persian Language Homepage.
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