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PR2001   Intermediate Persian 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon to Fri

This is the first of the two intermediate level Persian modules. Students will develop skills to read more sophisticated texts written in the target language and translate them into English. They will also consolidate their understanding of Persian grammar and learn how to use it in reading, listening, speaking and writing. They will be introduced to vocabulary from a wider range of topics and will be able to hold longer conversations about those topics. They will be exposed to some basic classical Persian literature. By the end of the module the students are expected to be competent in: a) Conversation at an intermediate level on a variety of topics (modern events and Iranian culture); b) The discussion of a range of general topics and c) Reading and translating modern standard Persian texts from newspapers, short stories, etc.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass PR1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 150

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