ULPE51010 LEAP Persian 1 (A1)
- Credits: 20
- Pre-requisite: This unit is suitable for those who have never studied Persian before.
- Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
- Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
- Level of attainment: (A1) By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.
- Timetable: Click here
This course is for absolute beginners. It is designed for those who wish to attain a basic understanding of the Persian language covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It aims to introduce students to the Persian alphabet, the basics of language structure and the basics of Persian grammar.
Students will also acquire limited vocabulary to be able to read simple texts and conduct basic conversation in key areas of everyday communication. The course provides students with a solid foundation for further language learning.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- handle some of the basic grammatical structures of Persian;
- understand and read some familiar and daily expressions used in common everyday situations and write very simple messages;
- communicate orally at a basic level in a limited number of common everyday situations;
- have some understanding and knowledge of Persian life and culture.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.
Pair and teamwork, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, and cultural appreciation.
Teaching and learning methods
One three-hours or two 90 minutes seminars per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary.
This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and will be supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time.
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time).
All assessments are summative.
Non-credit students and members of the public need to be aware that written exams will not take place during lesson time.
- Written exam; 30% weighting; held in university's semester 1 exam period in January
- Listening exam; 10% weighting; held in week 11
- Speaking exam; 30% weighting; held in week 12
- Written exam; 30% weighting; held in university's semester 2 exam period in May/June
Dates to be confirmed.
Nature and timing of feedback
Feedback will include a combination of informal ongoing feedback resulting from class-based learning activities and formal written feedback given following summative assessments.
Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate
Dr Aida Foroutan
23 per group
Persian of Iran Today, Volume 1 Paperback – 1 Oct. 2013, by Anousha Shahsavari & Blake Atwood