Persian Language and Culture 2

This course is an introduction to Persian Language and Culture for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use, who has already passed Persian 101. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to strengthen general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners Persian and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Persian Language Online - https://www.persianlanguageonline.com/learn
  • Kamran Talattof., Persian Not Farsi https://persiannotfarsi.blogspot.com/
  • Sofia A. Koutlaki., AMONG THE IRANIANS: A GUIDE TO IRAN’S CULTURE AND CUSTOMS. Intercultural Press, 2010.
  • William O. Beeman., Language, Status, and Power in Iran Advances in Semiotics. Indiana University Press, 1986.
  • ANOUSHA SHAHSAVARI and BLAKE ATWOOD., PERSIAN OF IRAN TODAY: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. VOLUME 1. The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 2015.

TEXTBOOK

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Greeting
  • Formal vs informal
  • Identifying other Languages and Nationalities
  • Naming countries
  • Jobs
  • Times of day
  • Days of the week
  • Months
  • Seasons
  • Numbers
  • Persia vs Iran
  • Persian vs Farsi

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Persian in particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic with others.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Persian language and culture.

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