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Intermediate Persian I
CEUS-T 251/651
Shahyar Daneshgar

Course Objectives

This class adheres to the communicative/ interactive teaching principles, which are based on the five components of modern language instruction: communication, culture, connections, community, and comparison. This will allow us to look at Persian language from a holistic perspective. To start off, we will review and complete the last chapters in Moghaddam’s General Course in Persian 1 “Basic Structures.” 2003.  This book is an essential tool to build on for advanced learning in the classroom. After the completion of this book, we will begin using Windfuhr’s Persian: Intermediate Level 1. Each chapter should take approximately three sessions to complete. With the help of the textbook, we will aim to cover a wide range of topics, as well as intermediate to advanced grammar.

In the Modern Persian Intermediate Level I we will review and study the following grammatical structures:

The following topics and their related vocabulary will also be studied in the class:

The Cultural Components and Technologically Driven Sources for the Class:
Every day ten to fifteen minutes of the class time will be devoted to many aspects of the Iranian culture.  Your instructor hopes to expose you to numerous authentic/original materials through the Internet and other media.


 Cultural activities


Language learning requires greater participation in the classroom than most other subjects in the university curriculum. Students are expected to attend ALL classes. Students are allowed to miss three instructional hours during the course of one semester without grade penalty. Absences beyond three instructional hours will result in grade penalty of 2% per day. Additional absences can be considered by the department only with proper documentation of attested medical needs for which a doctor's note will be required, and with the possibility of a tutoring requirement to preclude class disruption for other students.

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