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PR1001   Persian for Beginners 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Mon to Fri

This is a beginner's level language module, which teaches the skills of reception (reading and listening) and production (speaking and writing) in Persian. The aim is to familiarise students with the spoken and written forms of Persian, to enable them to express themselves in writing, role-play and basic dialogues, and to begin to read basic authentic texts. Please note that this module is not designed for native or heritage speakers of Persian.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you must not have higher or A-Level persian or equivalent or be a native speaker of persian

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 language classes and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr M Ghorbankarimi