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PR1001 Persian for Beginners 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Compulsory for Persian

Available to any other degree programme.

UG Anti-requisite(s):Native speaker of Persian, a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent.
UG Modules required for:PR1002

Postgraduate

Optional for Middle Eastern History Postgraduate Programme.

PG Anti-requisite(s):Native speaker of Persian, a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent.
PG Modules required for:PR1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:5 language classes and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 50
  • Guided independent study: 150

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%

Personnel

Module coordinator:Dr M Ghorbankarimi
Module teaching staff:Dr M Ghorbankarimi