• Class Number 2863
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course builds on the Introductory and Intermediate levels of Persian language. This subject will develop the full range of linguistic skills in Persian such as the capacity to use idiomatic and conversational forms and 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 examples of literary writing in the modern period, and translation of texts of moderate difficulty from Persian to English and English to Persian.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate command of grammar, pronunciation, and intonation accurately in all social contexts with minimal difficulty to satisfy social and informational demands;
  3. 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; and
  4. comprehend and participate in conversations on personal, social, and some limited abstract and academic topics at upper-intermediate and advanced levels.

Required Resources

All Teaching materials are provided for students on the course westie, Wattle.

A collection of Persian prose, as well as Persian films, songs and audio-visual media selected and simplified, has been provided for students, including:

  1. Short stories from classical Iranian writers, short stories from modern Iranian writers, and selected texts from Persian Journals.
  2. Classical and modern Persian Poetry.
  3. Persian music
  4. Persian Documentary and Feature Films
  5. A variety of Audio-Visual Media on Persian Culture.


http://aryanpour.com/English-to-Persian.php http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/steingass/



www.persian-language.org www.irib.ir/radio/adab/shaer.htm



Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lesson One: ???????
2 Lesson Two: ??? ??? Written Assignment #1. March 7
3 Lesson Three: ??? Oral Assignment # 1. March 14
4 Lesson Four: ??? ????? ?????
5 Lesson Five: ????? ????
6 Lesson Six: ??? ?????? ?????
7 Lesson Seven: ???? ??? ?????? Oral Assignment #2. April 25
8 Lesson Eight: ??????
9 Lesson Nine: ????? Written Assignment #2. May 9
10 Lesson Ten: ?????? ???
11 Lesson Eleven: ???? ????????? Written Assignment #3. May 23
12 Lesson Twelve : ????? ????? Final Exam. May 29-30

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Written Assignments (3) 30 % 1, 2
Oral Assessments (2) 30 % 1, 2, 4
Participation/ Conversation 10% 10 % 1,2,4
Final Exam 30% 30 % 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation in lectures and conversation classes is compulsory.


Online Final Exam:

Students will have access to the final exam on the course website, Wattle, in May 29-30 .

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

Written Assignments (3)

Three Written assignments. 30%

These 150-170 word assignments must cover topics presented in the lesson of the week by using vocabulary and grammar from earlier learning. 

These assignments allow you and us to check your progress, so be sure to set aside enough time to complete your composition comfortably.

Marked Written assignments with feedback will be returned to Students one week after the submission dates. The deadline for submitting these assignments on Wattle is as follows:

Written assignment # 1 March 7, 2021

Written assignment #2 May 9, 2021

Written assignment #3 May 23, 2021

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Oral Assessments (2)

Oral assignments should be pre-recorded and submitted on Wattle.

the duration of the oral presentations should be 5 minutes for undergraduate students and 7 minutes for postgraduate students.

All information regarding the topics of the oral presentations are provided on the course Website, Wattle.

Oral assessments provide students with the opportunity to improve their Persian speaking skills and evaluate their grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Marked oral presentations with feed back will be returned to Students one week after the submission.

The deadline for the Oral Assignments are as follows:

March 14, 2021

April 25, 2021

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Participation/ Conversation 10%

Students participation in lectures and conversation classes are compulsory.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Exam 30%

Online final exam will have a duration of 3 hours from the time you begin. You must complete the exam between May 29-30.

You may only attempt the exam once and any open responses will be automatically submitted at the conclusion of the three (3) hours, whether complete or not.

Therefore it is important that you set aside 3 hours to dedicate to the exam in a place you won't be disturbed over this period.

All answers are to be written in Persian, unless asked otherwise. Final Exam Date: May 29-30

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

The assignments with feedback will be returned to students one week after the submission.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Written and oral assignments must be submitted online through the course website, Wattle

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Zahra Taheri

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Zahra Taheri. Persian language, literature, Culture. Women studies, Sufism, Ethics.

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