- Class Number 3703
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr Zahra Taheri
- Dr Negar Davari Ardakani
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course builds on the Introductory and Intermediate levels of Persian language. This subject will develop various skills such as the capacity to use some idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to use them freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate to advanced complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of a medium level of complexity occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms. Students should become conversant in some aspects of advanced Persian syntax and morphology, the historical development of Persian language and literature up to the modern period including some examples of literary writing in the modern period, and translation of texts of moderate to higher difficulty from Persian to English and English to Persian.
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:
- Demonstrate competency in understanding factual material on concrete and abstract topics, while using knowledge of linguistic and cultural context to understand current social and political situations.
- Demonstrate command of grammar, pronunciation, and intonation accurately in all social contexts with minimal difficulty to satisfy social and informational demands.
- Demonstrate ability to write and translate texts of moderate difficulty between Persian and English (bi-directional) with good control of correct morphology, syntactical structures, punctuation, and in a legible and stylistically correct handwriting.
- Comprehend and participate in conversations on personal, social, and some limited abstract and academic topics at upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
- Compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with writing style at advanced level, correctly employing formal Persian style adequately.
Additional Course Costs
Students of PERS3005 Online should possess a microphone headset, such as one of the Logitech H-series headsets or ear-bud headphones with a dedicated microphone and a webcam (integrated is suitable) in order to complete the course.
A collection of Persian prose, as well as Persian films, songs and audio-visual media selected and simplified by Dr Negar Davari Ardakani will be provided during the course:
- Short stories from classical Iranian writers (simplified)
- Short stories from modern Iranian writers (simplified)
- Selected texts from Persian Journals (Internet Sources)
- Classical Persian Poems (simplified)
- Modern Persian Poems (simplified)
Classical and Modern Persian Lyrics - Music
- Persian Documentary and Feature Films
- A variety of Audio-Visual Media relevant to the current affairs
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Automatic feedback on interactive exercises
- Verbal and written comments as feedback on participation and contribution to weekly virtual classrooms and class presentations
- Written feedback on compositions
- Peer feedback on non-assessable classwork and class presentations
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|10||10 minute introduction to the topic, 10 minute discussion of the related topic, 10 minute colloquial Persian conversation, 10 minute related grammar practice, 10 minute related writing practice, 10 minute Q and A||oral presentation, writing test, comprehension test|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|All Assessment Tasks||100 %||22/06/2019||28/06/2019||1, 2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2,3,4
All Assessment Tasks
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Language Planning, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Persian as a Foreign Language and Cultural Studies
Dr Zahra Taheri