Subject details

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.
    • Reviewing: simple present tense, “to be”, word order, (که) as conjunction, present stem, negative verbs, interrogative sentences
    • Negative imperative, coordinate conjunction
    • Present subjunctive, negative, common pronoun, exclamatory phrase, exclamatory sentence
    • Adjective, comparative adjective, superlative adjective
    • Past perfect, negative, subjective pronoun, possessive pronoun
    • Present progressive, negative, genitive, joined pronoun
    • Past perfect, negative, subjective pronoun, possessive pronoun
    • Present progressive, negative, joined pronoun
    • Future, negative, past continuous, negative, ordinal numbers
    • Passive verb, negative, past progressive, negative, question words
    • Possible condition, impossible condition
    • Persian orthography, literal and formal words
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Virtual Classroom
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


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.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - 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

This subject extends from Introductory Persian A. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Persian at a higher introductory level. Students will develop a larger vocabulary relating to a wider range of topics, building on their studies in Introductory Persian A.

  • Completion of online lessons and virtual classroom exercises (10%%)
  • Six online quizzes, 5% each (30%%)
  • Two written compositions, 10% each (20%%)
  • Five-to-ten minute online oral presentation (20%%)
  • Two hour final test (20%%)

Textbook information is pending.