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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB5195M Persian for Beginners

30 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: El Mustapha Lahlali
Email: e.m.lahlali@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

ARAB1004 Persian for Beginners

This module is approved as an Elective

This module is approved as a Skills Elective

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. The module is designed as an elective 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 constrictions 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 of oral Persian skills. Topics covered at this level include communication in everyday situation.

Skills outcomes
On the completion of this module students will be able to understand Persian alphabet and basic sentences constrictions 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.


Syllabus

A wide range of subjects will be presented in class, including audio-visual resources and written materials. The students will be using some of oral Persian skills. Topics covered at this level include communication in everyday situation. 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 hours258.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

258 private hours of study, including hours spent on preparatory reading for lectures, preparation for presentations, coursework preparation and for exams and other assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored through language coursework, oral presentations 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
- Advice and Feedback 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
Oral Presentation15 Minutes10.00
PracticalCoursework40.00
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
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins50.00
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: 10/09/2021

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