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Tue 12 Jan, Thu 14 Jan, ... Tue 2 Mar 2021
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes
PrerequisitesNew£

Tue 12 Jan, Thu 14 Jan, ... Tue 2 Mar 2021

Description

This intensive Persian course is designed particularly for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Persian language, culture and heritage. However the course can be equally useful for those who are interested in learning Persian for more general purposes.

We offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce spoken and written language on variety of topics.

The classes are going to be conducted more or less in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for speaking and listening practice in Persian. And the medium of class will swiftly change to Persian by the end of the term. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Persian and/or communicate in Persian with native speakers.

  • Please note research students within the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences need to contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk for the link to make a payment.
Target audience
  • Research students within the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Prerequisites

Introduction to Persian (Farsi)

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 12 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
2 Thu 14 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
3 Tue 19 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
4 Thu 21 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
5 Tue 26 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
6 Thu 28 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
7 Tue 2 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
8 Thu 4 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
9 Tue 9 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
10 Thu 11 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
11 Tue 16 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
12 Thu 18 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
13 Tue 23 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
14 Thu 25 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
15 Tue 2 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
Topics covered

Topics covered:

  • Introducing oneself
  • Talking about routine day
  • Giving orders and instructions
  • Expressing what someone can do
  • Expressing what someone want to do
  • Expressing what someone should do
  • Expressing what someone may do
  • Talking about holidays
  • Making request, rejecting and accepting
  • Describing cities and countries
Objectives

Objectives: By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic. Express simple opinions and maintain conversation in a familiar context
  • Reading: Understand straightforward information within a known area. Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information.
  • Writing: Write diary, or a brief letter or e-mail on an every-day predictable topic or related to personal information. Write texts of at least 100 words using vocabulary and grammar they have learned
  • Grammar: Understand and learn to use different more complicated grammatical structure in Persian such as "subjunctive", "relative clauses", "conditionals", "impersonal verb forms" and "passive voice".
Aims

Aims: At Pre Intermediate 1 level the main aims are:

  • To further develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the Modern standard Persian;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a range of every-day predictable situations;
  • To develop students knowledge of Persian grammar to help them

understand and produce texts having different grammatical structures.

Format
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Research students within the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences Fee: £100 to be paid online. For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk
  • All other students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking
  • Please select ‘All charged’, not ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking (the ‘Concessionary ’option is not applicable to CULP courses).
  • Links to the online store will be provided by CULP Administrator (please see above).
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (http://www.student-systems.admin.cam.ac.uk/moodle) (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Frequency
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Theme
CULP: Languages for Academic Purposes

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