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Undergraduate | ANU-PERS1002 | 2024

Introductory Persian B

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Further your Persian skills in this higher introductory level course. Review your existing knowledge of the simple present tense, before moving onto the negative imperative, comparative adjectives, the future tense and more.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
24 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Introductory Persian B

About this subject

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

    • Read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence;
    • Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations on personal, every day and cultural topics with a demonstrated knowledge of social courtesy demands;
    • Write independently with full control of the Persian script with minimal grammatical and syntactical error (including in the present, past and future tenses) in handwriting and/or typing on social and cultural topics; and
    • Comprehend medium-length conversations and questions beyond survival needs and meet social requirements in the present, past, and future tenses as well as the imperative.

    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

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Completion of PERS1001 Introductory Persian A or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the
language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed. Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-PERS1002 (Introductory Persian B) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

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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