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Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Associate in Persian Language and Culture


Office Phone: 01223 335142

Biography:

 

Mahbod Ghaffari studied Translation for his BA and got his Master in Teaching Persian and PhD in Linguistics in Iran. He got a certificate in “Leadership in Higher Education” from the University of Oxford and passed a 6 month intensive course on Iranian Culture and Civilization, Iranian and Islamic Architecture, Anthropology, Archaeology, and History of Iran.

When he was 26, Mahbod started teaching at university as a lecturer in Iran, teaching linguistics, methodology, translation, Persian language and culture, etc. This continued for several years in the University of Allameh Tabatabaei and Shahid Beheshti University before leaving Iran. After moving to the UK, he continued working and researching on Persian Language and has been Persian Examiner for the University of Westminster before joining the department of Middle Eastern Studies in the University of Cambridge.

After finishing his recent project on teaching Persian online (to make it easier for anybody interested in learning this language and accessing the website from anywhere in the world), Mahbod is now working on a book about Persian Grammar.

Subject groups/Research projects

Arabic & Persian Studies:

Research Interests

Persian Language and Culture, Classical and Modern Persian Literature, Persian Linguistics, General Linguistics, Multimedia and Interactive Online Teaching, Iranian Studies.

Key Publications

Books

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 5 (Let's Learn Persian!) Advanced 2, Focusing on Persian Literature [A Course of Teaching Persian as a Foreign Language] Student Book. Tehran, Madreseh Publication 2003 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari].

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 4 (Let's Learn Persian!) Advanced 1, Focusing on Contemporary and Classic Persian Literary Prose. Student Book. Tehran, Madreseh Publication 2003 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari].

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 3 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 2, Student Book + Audio CD. Tehran, Madreseh Publication 2003 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari].

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 3 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 2, Workbook. Tehran, Madreseh Publication 2003 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari].

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 3 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 2, Teacher’s Guide. Tehran, Madreseh Publication 2003 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari].

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 2 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 1, Student Book + Audio CD. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2002 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 2 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 1, Workbook. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2002 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 2 (Let's Learn Persian!) Intermediate 1, Teacher’s Guide. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2002 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 1 (Let's Learn Persian!) Beginner, Student Book + Audio CD. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2001 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 1 (Let's Learn Persian!) Beginner, Workbook. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2001 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

Fārsi bīyāmuzīm! 1 (Let's Learn Persian!) Beginner, Teacher’s Guide. Tehran, Publication of the Ministry of Education 2001 [With Hasan Zolfaghari and Behruz Mahmoodi Bakhtiari]; reprinted by Madreseh Publication 2004.

“A Model Syllabus for Teaching Persian to the World Muslims”, (Both in Persian and English) ordered by ISESCO 2001.

Articles & Reviews in Journals and Books

“Phonological Free Variation of Persian in Radio”, in Language and Media, Tehran. Tarhe Ayande Publications, 2005.

“Semantic Transparency and Opacity in Persian” in Journal of the Iranian Studies. Research Centre of the Iranian Culture and Language (RCICL), Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. No. 4. Spring 2003.

“Lexical Omission in Persian” in Roshd of Teaching Persian Language and Literature Vol. 67. 2003.

“Review of ‘Persian for the First Year in Elementary School’ a software for Teaching Persian, in Roshd of Software, Vol. 7, April 2003.

“Review of ‘Let Me Know Persian-First Edition’ a software for Teaching Persian, in Roshd of Software Vol. 2, September 2002.

 “Review of ‘Interactive English Course’ a software for Teaching English, in Roshd of Software, Vol. 3, October 2002.

“New Plan for Teaching Persian Composition and Essay Writing”, an article in the 4th Conference of Teaching Persian Language and Literature, May 2001.

 “Neutralization of Semantic Opposition in Persian”: An article in the 5th Conference on Linguistics in Tehran, March 2001.

 

MULTIMEDIA

Alefbaye Iran (Let Me Know Persian), Second Edition,  An Interactive course for Teaching Persian to Adults, 1 level course. 2007

Online/Web-based projects

www.persianlanguageonline.com