• Class Number 7740
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic OUA Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course builds on Advanced Persian A. It 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 advanced complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of an advanced 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 and translation of sophisticated classical and modern poetry and prose.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. comprehend concrete and abstract topics presented in different mediums using knowledge of linguistic and cultural content to an advanced level;
  2. apply grammar, pronunciation and intonation accurately in a written and spoken medium for different contexts;
  3. write and translate texts of high difficulty between Persian and English with control of correct morphology, syntactical structures and punctuation in a legible and stylistically correct grammar; and
  4. comprehend and engage in extended-length conversations using Persian at an advanced level.

Required Resources

All teaching materials, including the reading texts, recordings of the texts, vocabulary, and extra materials are provided for students on Wattle Site. 

www.farsidic.com       on-line dictionary

http://sites.la.utexas.edu/persian_online_resources/ on-line Grammar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQu_Q8b0sQ on-line Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEM3LGssuAk on-line Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v5CXd013K8 on-line Advanced Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioB_SnyTw2k&t=161s on-line Colloquial Persian

No course materials required too be provided by the students, all learning content will be supplied either through the course website and online lessons or through the course Wattle page.

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
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2 ???? ??????
3 ???????? ?? ??? ???? First Written Assignment.
4 ??? ????? ????? First Oral Presentatio?.
5 ????? ? ????
6 ?????? ??????? Second Written Assignment.
7 ?????
8 ?????? Second Oral Presentation.
9 ??? ? ??? ? ????????
10 ?????? ? ?????? Third written Assignment.
11 ??????? ?????: ?????? ???? ? ????? (1)
12 ??????? ?????: ?????? ???? ? ????? 2
13 Final Exam : October 30-31

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Three Written Assignments. 300 words each. 30% (10% each). 30 % 1,2
Participation in Class and Conversation. 10%. Continuous. 30 % 1,2,4
Two Oral Presentation – 5-7 minutes each. 30% (15% each). 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.


Explained in the Assessment Task 3.


Explained in Assessment Task 4.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Three Written Assignments. 300 words each. 30% (10% each).

These 300-word assignment must cover topics related to one of the weekly lessons. These written assignments should contain vocabulary from the chosen lesson’s topic and must be submitted through the field in Wattle in weeks 3, 7, 10..

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Participation in Class and Conversation. 10%. Continuous.

Students should be prepared to carry a conversation on the given topics by using the vocabulary they have learned in the lesson. Students will be assessed in conversation classes through their participation in group discussions or one-on-one consecration with the lecturer of other students.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Two Oral Presentation – 5-7 minutes each. 30% (15% each).

Students should pre-record and submit the Oral Assessments on Wattle. They should emulate and model their dialogue in formal Persian (must have at least two characters, self-performed) on conversations and topics of this course and the knowledge from earlier courses, trying to make the dialogue conversation or a telephone conversation. The topic of the conversation can be about an article in News Papers or radio broadcast of your choice. This oral assessment is an opportunity to improve your Persian speaking skills and to show off your speaking, pronunciation, and what you have learned. Each of these Oral assignments will be 15% of your final grade (30% in total). They should be submitted on Wattle in weeks 4. 8.

Assessment Task 4

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

Final Exam. 30%.

This exam covers the grammatical points and vocabulary that students have learn during the semester, as well as the previous courses. Students 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. Final exam will open on October 30 and close on October 31. There are 6 distinct questions in the exam, summing to 30 marks overall, each question having different weighting and value. All answers are to be written in Persian unless asked otherwise.

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 week after the submission date of each assignment, Online students will receive written feedback, correction, and suggestions on their quiz and test results through the ‘Gradebook’ feature on the Wattle course page.

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

Online students will receive written feedback on their quiz and test results and written feedback on submitted assignments and presentations through the ‘Gradebook’ feature on the Wattle course page. Students will be provided with the general feedback (verbally) after each written assignment and exam.

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

Research Interests

Persian Language, Persian Literature, Gender Studies, Sufism, Ethics.

Dr Zahra Taheri

By Appointment
Dr Zahra Taheri

Research Interests

Dr Zahra Taheri

By Appointment

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