Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
| P550 Elementary Persian II (2cr)
P550 | 3060 | Mahmoudi
P150/P550 Elementary Persian II (4cr/2cr)
Time and Day: 9:05a-9:55a D
Continuation of P100/550
This course will continue the study of modern Persian begun Elementary Persian I. We will
study the compound verb and verbal tenses beyond the simple past and present. We will learn
how to put together compound and complex sentences and add another three hundred or so to
our active vocabulary. 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 these elements of the language.
Thackston, Wheeler M. An Introduction to Persian. 3rd ed. Bethesda, MD: Iranbooks, 1993.
Obolensky, Serge, et al. Spoken Persian. Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1973.
(Highly) Recommended texts:
Aryanpur Kashani, Abbas and Manoochehr. The Combined New Persian-English and
English-Persian Dictionary. Lexington, KY: Mazda Publishers, 1986.