- Code PERS8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
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:
(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
(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
(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
(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
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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WorkloadFour hours of lectures per week (may include language laboratory)
Requisite and Incompatibility
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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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1084||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|
|3377||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||Online||N/A|