• 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 First Semester 2015
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This course extends Intermediate Persian A. It involves a more detailed presentation of functions of the language, oral and aural practice, and reading of texts and the writing of compositions that incorporate features of the language already presented through some important cultural issues. On completion of this subject students will have acquired upper-intermediate proficiency in Persian conversational forms, a reasonable proficiency in written structures and an ability to formulate such structures, an understanding of some of the commonly used grammatical structures of Persian and the ability to apply them in speech and writing, the ability to interpret messages of an average complexity occurring in some audio-visual media and in individual and group spoken forms, and familiarity with some of the dominant cultural ideas and forms in the Persian culture.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

At the conclusion of the course, students will have achieved language competency in the following skills:

Reading Proficiency:

(1) Demonstrate sufficient comprehension to understand most factual material in nontechnical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related to personal interests, social, cultural and historical matters

(2) Demonstrate ability to separate main ideas and details from lesser ones and use

that distinction to advance understanding

(3) Demonstrate use of linguistic context and real-world knowledge to make sensible assessment about unfamiliar material

(4) Possess an active reading vocabulary demonstrating the ability to identify main

ideas and to distinguish these from subsidiary ideas

Speaking Proficiency:

(1) Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy unlimited social demands such as travel and accommodation needs

(2) Use accurate grammatical relations

(3) Exhibit more common forms of verb tenses and proper vocabularies

(4) Demonstrate understandable pronunciation

Writing Proficiency:

(1) Demonstrate ability to write routine social correspondence, daily situations,

and/or current events

(2) Demonstrate control of the most fundamental formats and punctuation conventions

(3) Demonstrate good control of morphology of language and of syntactic structures

(4) Writing is legible to native readers

Listening Proficiency:

(1) Comprehend short conversations about social, cultural and historical issues

(2) Demonstrate flexibility in understanding of a range of circumstances beyond

immediate survival needs

(3) Understand most tense forms and their applications

Indicative Assessment

Weekly assignments (10%), quizzes (10%), attendance (10%), class performance (10%), mid-semester test (written 20%), final exam (oral 10% and written 30%).

 

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Workload

Four hours of lectures per week (may include language laboratory sessions).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS 1002

Prescribed Texts

Saffar-Moghaddam, Ahmad. Book 4, History, Culture and Civilization 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, selected texts

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Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
1081 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Off Campus
3376 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 Online N/A

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