• Class Number 5667
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic 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 extends from Introductory Persian A. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Persian at a higher introductory level. Students will develop a larger vocabulary relating to a wider range of topics, building on their studies in Introductory Persian A.

Course Instruction Method and Enrolment (Mode of Delivery)
Introductory Persian B may be taken either on-campus or online. Both Modes of Delivery provide an equivalent introductory foundation in the Persian language for all four fundamental language skills and have an equivalent workload. ANU students will normally enrol in the on-campus mode of delivery but may also enrol online (subject to visa requirements); students from other institutions around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in the online course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence;
  2. speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations on personal, everyday and cultural topics with a demonstrated knowledge of social courtesy demands;
  3. write independently with full control of the Persian script with minimal grammatical and syntactical error (including in the present, past and future tenses) in handwriting and/or typing on social and cultural topics;
  4. comprehend medium-length conversations and questions beyond survival needs and meet social requirements in the present, past, and future tenses as well as the imperative; and,
  5. compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with advanced introductory writing style beyond that normally expected at introductory level correctly employing formal Persian style with minimal error.

Examination Material or equipment

All Provided on Wattle

Required Resources

No course materials required, all learning content will be supplied either through the course website and online lessons or through the course Wattle page.” – Please refer to P&C and previous course guides.


Students can find a list of recommended sources on the website of the class, Wattle.

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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11 ???? ??? Oral Presentation
12 Final Exam October 30-31

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Participation 10 % * 1, 2, 3, 4
Three Online Quizzes via Wattle. 10% 20 % * 1, 3, 4
Two Written Composition vis Wattle. 20% 20 % * 1, 3
Oral Presentation. 20% 20 % 24/10/2021 2 ,3 , 4
3-hour Final Exam via Wattle. 20% 20 % 30/10/2021 1, 3, 4
Extended Written Assignment. 10% 10 % 05/11/2021 1, 3, 6

* 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.


Attendance at lectures and participation in conversation sessions is compulsory. Participation in class is assessable throughout the semester. All learning outcomes.



3-hour Final Exam via Wattle . October 30-31.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


Students must study the content provided on the course website for each lesson each week. It is expected that at a comfortable pace this will require 2-3 hours of study. This study should be completed, where possible, by the time of the Weekly Online Tutorial. Participation in the online tutorials will be assessed through the tutorials and student’s completion and learning progress from the course website will form the basis of each weekly online tutorial through Zoom. 

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

Three Online Quizzes via Wattle. 10%

Short quizzes to assess student learning progress and will consist of questions (normally in multiple choice format) to assess students’ learning. The assessable content will be on the basis of what students have studied/learned in the relevant week(s) lessons on the course website. These quizzes are open-book and students can refer to the course website or other materials. These three quizzes have a combined weighting of 20%. The are due in Weeks 3, 8, 10.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3

Two Written Composition vis Wattle. 20%

These short written compositions will take a number of forms and be entirely in Persian. Written assignments will be short compositions of less than 200 words utilizing vocabulary and constructions learned in class to assess student learning progress. These assignments will be issued via Wattle and must be submitted through the field in Wattle.  These two written assignments have a combined weighting of 20%. The are due in Weeks 5, 7.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 24/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2 ,3 , 4

Oral Presentation. 20%

The presentation (4-7 minutes), will be conducted by prior recording. The subject, form, and timing of these presentations will be decided between the lecturer and student, but should be based on the content covered in the course up to that point (week 11). Students will receive guidance and ongoing support in preparing presentations in consultation with the lecturer. 

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

3-hour Final Exam via Wattle. 20%

This will be conducted on Wattle – it will cover all the content learned in Introductory Persian B during semester. It will take place at end of the semester .

Assessment Task 6

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 05/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 6

Extended Written Assignment. 10%

This 500-word text will be on any topic of interest agreed on by the student and lecturer during semester. The final version of the text should be submitted via Wattle submission field with a cover sheet. It should be submitted on November 5.

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

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. All Assignments, with feedback, correction, and suggestions will be returned to Students one week after the submission via Wattle

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

All assignments should be submitted via 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

Research Interests

Persian Language, Persian literature, Gender Studies, Sufism, Ethics

Dr Zahra Taheri

Wednesday 14:00 15:00
Wednesday 14:00 15:00
Dr Zahra Taheri

Research Interests

Dr Zahra Taheri

Wednesday 14:00 15:00
Wednesday 14:00 15:00

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