• 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 Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course extends on the skillset developed in Intermediate Persian A, itself a foundation on Introductory Persian A and B. 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 versatile proficiency in understanding 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 audio-visual media and in individual and group spoken forms, and familiarity with some of the dominant cultural ideas and forms of Persian culture and history.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
 
1. Demonstrate sufficient reading comprehension to understand factual material in nontechnical prose as well as most discussion on concrete and abstract topics using relevant knowledge of linguistic and cultural context, including with unfamiliar material.
2. Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations to satisfy both regular and uncommon social demands with fundamentally correct grammar, accurate and suitable use of verbs and tenses, and suitable vocabulary, including both in formal, standard, and colloquial Persian.
3. Write correspondence and compositions on academic topics as well as about daily situations, current events and describe surroundings and causation with good control of morphology, punctuation and grammatical conventions at an upper-intermediate level.
4. Comprehend and engage in medium-length conversations and trade questions about personal, social, cultural, and historical issues with flexibility in understanding a range of circumstances beyond basic survival needs in all tenses.
 

Other Information

This course may be taken either on-campus or online. Both Modes of Delivery provide equivalent training in the Persian language for all language skills and have an equivalent workload. On-campus ANU students will normally enrol in the on-campus mode of delivery but may also enrol online (subject to visa requirements); students from other universities around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in the online course.
 

Indicative Assessment

Mode of Delivery: On Campus
Weekly Short-Response Assignments, less than 200-words each (10%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
Two quizzes, 30 mins each held in class (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Class participation (10%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Mid-semester test, 1 hour, held in class (20%) [1, 3]
Final Exam, 2 hours (10% oral and 20% written for a total of 30%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
 
Mode of Delivery: Online
Online Participation (10%) [1, 2, 3, 4]
Two online quizzes (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
Two written assignments, 500 words (12.5% each for a total of 25%) [LO 1, 3]
Two oral presentations, 6-10 minutes each (12.5% each for a total of 25%) [LO 2, 3, 4]
Final exam, 3 hours (20%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
 

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Workload

In Person - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 48 hours of lectures and language classes; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Online - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: made up of online seminars, language classes and structured activities; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS2003, or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PERS6004.

Prescribed Texts

Learning Resources, Prescribed Texts and Readings:

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.

On-Line Learning Resources

http://www.persian-language.org/

www.irib.ir/radio/adab/shaer.htm

http://www.iranianshouse.org/

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

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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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
7073 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A
Online
8295 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

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