• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Persian
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course extends from Introductory Persian A. Students will develop their skills in writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Persian at higher introductory level.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence
  2. Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations on personal, everyday and cultural topics with a demonstrated knowledge of social courtesy demands
  3. Write independently with full control of the Persian script with minimal grammatical and syntactical error (including in the present, past and future tenses) in handwriting and/or typing on social and cultural topics
  4. Comprehend medium-length conversations and questions beyond survival needs and meet social requirements in the present, past, and future tenses as well as the imperative.

Indicative Assessment

On-campus Mode of Delivery:

  1. Short-Response Homework Assignments of 200-300 words (10%), [LO 1, 3, 4]
  2. 30-minute In-Class Review Quizzes (20%: 2 / 10% each) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  3. Class Participation (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  4. 1-hour In-Class Mid-semester Test (written - 20%),[LO 1, 3]
  5. 2-hour Final Exam in Exam Period (40%): 1.5-hour written (30%) [LO 1, 3, 4]; 5-10 minute oral component conducted after completion of written exam (10%) [LO 1, 2, 4]

Online Mode of Delivery:

  1. Completion of online lessons and virtual classroom exercises (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  2. Fortnightly Online Quizzes via Wattle (30%: 6 / 5% each), [LO 1, 3, 4]
  3. 2-hour Final Test via Wattle (20%), [LO 1, 3, 4]
  4. Written Compositions submitted via Wattle every three weeks (20%: 4 / 5% at less than 200-words each), [LO 1, 3]
  5. 10-minute Online Oral Class Presentation via Adobe Connect (20%), [LO 2, 3, 4]

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On-Campus Mode of Delivery:
Four hours of lectures (may include language
laboratory sessions), plus six hours of homework,
assessment and personal study per week.

Online Mode of Delivery:
Three hours of online lessons including completion of
practice exercises and activities and a one-hour online
class seminar per week, plus six hours for completion of
homework, assessment and personal study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS1001; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed PERS6002

Prescribed Texts

Study materials to be provided by lecturer.

Preliminary Reading

Learning Resources, Prescribed Texts and Readings:

Saffar-Moghaddam, Ahmad. Book 2, The Capital of Iran, Tehran: Council for Promotion of Persian Language and Literature, 2007

Rafiee, Abdi. Colloquial Persian: The Complete Course for Beginners, New York: Routledge, 2001, (Lessons 5-9)

On-Line Learning Resources




http://www.farsidic.com/    on-line dictionary




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On campus
6215 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A
Off campus
9208 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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