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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part IA | Core subject | Convenor: Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Course Description 2023-24

This paper introduces students to Persian grammar and the written and oral use of the language (listening and comprehension practice in the language laboratory). Reading classes expose students to the language in action and to a variety of usages of the grammatical rules. This course introduces the students to contemporary Persian language through a series of grammar, reading, listening, speaking, and writing exercises.

Form and Conduct

This paper will consist of two parts: an oral examination and a written paper. The written paper will consist of three sections: Section A will contain passages of Persian for translation into English, Section B will contain a choice of topics for a composition of approximately 100 words in Persian, and Section C will contain questions on Persian grammar. The oral examination will consist of three sections: (a) dictation; (b) a presentation; and (c) a role play.

This description is subject to change, for the latest information, students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook available on the Faculty Intranet.


Terms taught
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter