Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Elementary Persian I
P500 | 3421 | Mehdizadeh

Course Meets: 9:05 - 9:55 D WH 112

We will begin by studying the writing system and proper pronunciation.  We will then concentrate on
learning the basic grammatical structures of the language and developing a working vocabulary of two-
to-three hundred words.  Written and oral drills, graded readings and short written compositions,
translation exercises and simple conversations will all play their role in gaining a thorough command of
the fundamental elements of the language.

Required  texts:
Tehrania, Hassan and Windfuhr, Gernot. Modern Persian: Elementary Level.
Thackston, Wheeler M.  An Introduction to Persian.