- Basic linguistic points, alphabet and script, consonants and vowels
- Making words, syllabus, gender, simple present “to be”
- Noun, plural, subjective pronouns, negation, interrogation
- Simple present tense “to have” and its negative form, verb endings, word order
- Sentence stress, intonation
- Numbers (1-9), the conjunction unit "and", the conjunction unit "to", genitive 'ezafeh'
- Present stem, simple infinitive and compound infinitive
- Present indicative, joined forms “to be” and its negative form definite, indefinite, indefinite marker (ی ), object marker (را), Tanv
- Past stem, simple past tense, possessive marker
- Numbers (11-19), subjective pronoun, possessive pronoun
- Hamze, imperative verb, plural form of nouns
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Virtual Classroom
- Online assignment submission
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
This is a subject for beginners. If you have prior experience in learning this language, this course may not be appropriate for you. You may be required to take a placement test.
- EquipmentDetails - To successfully engage in this course 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
Requiring no previous knowledge of the language, Introductory Persian A instructs students in the fundamentals of the Persian Language which is the mother tongue of more than 150 million people in the Middle East and is spoken today primarily in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Students will quickly master the Persian script and on completion of the course be able to speak, listen, read, write, and comprehend Modern Standard Persian at a basic level across various everyday communicative subjects in both semi-formal and formal social and literary contexts. Students will acquire a basic vocabulary of the 300-400 most commonly used words as well as understand and reproduce the most important grammatical structures in Persian. Historically, Persian was widely understood from the Mediterranean to India, and Introductory Persian A students will acquire a familiarity with the rich Persian historical, literary, and cultural legacy across the great Middle East and Central Asia with a particular focus on Iran.
- Completion of exercise, online lessons and virtual classroom exercises (10%%)
- Six online quizzes, 5% each (30%%)
- Four written compositions, 5% each (20%%)
- Five-to-ten minute online oral tutorial presentation (20%%)
- Two hour final test (20%%)
Textbook information is pending.