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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB1004 Persian for Beginners

30 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Mustapha Lahlali
Email: E.M.Lahlali@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARAB1003Persian for Beginners

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Persian is one of the major languages of the contemporary Middle East. It is spoken throughout Iran and over large areas of Afghanistan; and one of its branches, Tajik, is widely current in Central Asia. Persian studies is typically paired with sub-fields such as Arabic, Islamic Religion and Culture, International Politics of the Middle East, Indo-Islamic culture and civilization, Sufism, linguistics, theology, philosophy, Near Eastern history, Turkish and the history of art. This module assumes no prior knowledge of Persian. It offers students an opportunity to develop their skills in four areas of language acquisition: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.A good knowledge of Arabic is helpful for reading Persian. The module is designed as an discovery module for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Objectives

The module is designed for those complete beginners who wish to attain a basic understanding of Persian language covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

It aims to equip students with the Persian alphabet, morphology and syntax, and basic sentence constructions in Persian, the basics of Persian grammar and acquire limited vocabulary to be able, with the aid of a dictionary, to read very basic modern texts and conduct basic everyday conversation.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to understand Persian alphabet and basic sentences constructions in Persian, the basics of Persian grammar and acquire limited vocabulary to be able, with the aid of a dictionary, to read very basic modern texts and conduct basic everyday conversation.

The students will be using some oral skills in Persian. Topics covered at this level include communication in everyday situations.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to understand the Persian alphabet, basic sentences constructions in Persian and the basics of Persian grammar.

Students acquire a limited vocabulary to be able, with the aid of a dictionary, to read very basic modern texts and conduct basic everyday conversation.


Syllabus

A wide range of subjects will be presented in class, including audio-visual resources and written materials. The students will be using some oral skills in Persian. Topics covered at this level include communication in everyday situations.

This module will introduce basic grammar fields and more syntactic constructions, as well as continuing to expand students' vocabulary in a variety of lexical fields.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

preparatory reading for lectures/seminars, student presentations, completion of coursework and exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored through language coursework and written examination in May/June.

As in all our modules student progress will be monitored using the following methods:
- Written / oral assignments
- Designated feedback sessions (one per semester)
- Student questionnaires
- Personal tutee appointments
- Office hours
- Access to tutor.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Presentation15 minutes, set during semester 210.00
Written WorkThe same fortnightly language coursework is set in semesters 1 & 2 as for ARAB1003. In addition students of ARAB1004 submit two coursework items at the end of each semester on grammar and translation.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/11/2014

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