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Intermediate Persian A

Undergraduate | ANU-PERS2003 | 2024

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
20 Feb 2024

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Intermediate Persian A

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate sufficient reading comprehension to understand factual material in nontechnical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related to personal interests, social, cultural and historical matters using relevant knowledge of linguistic and cultural context.
    • Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations to satisfy regular social demands with fundamentally accurate grammar, common forms of verbs and tenses, and suitable vocabulary.
    • Write routine social correspondence, about daily situations, current events and describe surroundings and causation with good control of morphology, punctuation and grammatical conventions.
    • Comprehend short conversations and questions about social, cultural, and historical issues with flexibility in understanding a range of circumstances beyond basic survival needs in present, future and past tenses.
    • Compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with a more advanced writing style than normally expected at intermediate level, correctly employing formal Persian style with minimal error.

    In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study 10 hours per week, as follows:

    • preparation for the weekly class, studying the written and audio materials for the week;
    • online lesson/tutorial per week;
    • memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s class content; and
    • individual study practising the week’s lesson, including written and spoken language forms, and vocabulary, and reviewing feedback on their work

    Please note that timezone differences may apply for those based internationally. 

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will require: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
  • Other requirements - This is a fast-paced course at an academic level. Please note students need to be available for the face-to-face video conference at a set time prescribed by the University, during the 12-week teaching period.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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