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Introductory Persian A

Undergraduate | ANU-PERS1001 | 2024

Take your first foray in Persian language. Learn to read all characters in the Persian alphabet, train your tongue with pronunciation, master conversations on set topics, and tackle past and present tense. Move beyond basic survival needs. 

Study method
100% online
Assessments
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
Duration
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Introductory Persian A

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    • Read all characters of the Persian alphabet and simple cursive writing equivalent to usual printing or typescript containing high frequency structural patterns and vocabulary;
    • Speak with understandable pronunciation and maintain simple, predictable face-to-face conversations, and responding to simple questions on familiar topics;
    • Write independently with sufficient control of the Persian script and basic vocabulary with some grammatical and syntactical error (including in the present and past tense) in handwriting and/or typing; and
    • Comprehend short conversations and questions beyond basic survival needs and limited social demands in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics in both the present and past tenses.

    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.

Entry requirements

Others

This is a subject for beginners. If you have prior experience in learning this language, this subject may not be appropriate for you. You may be required to take a placement test.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • 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

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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