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Mon 19 Apr, Thu 22 Apr, ... Thu 10 Jun 2021
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Introduction to the Persian (Farsi) Language and Culture
Beginners£

Mon 19 Apr, Thu 22 Apr, ... Thu 10 Jun 2021

Description

The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations.

While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as the modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

A course suitable for beginners, with no significant prerequisite experience required.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 19 Apr   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
2 Thu 22 Apr   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
3 Mon 26 Apr   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
4 Thu 29 Apr   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
5 Mon 3 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
6 Thu 6 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
7 Mon 10 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
8 Thu 13 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
9 Mon 17 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
10 Thu 20 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
11 Mon 24 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
12 Thu 27 May   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
13 Thu 3 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
14 Mon 7 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
15 Thu 10 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Mahbod Ghaffari
Topics covered
  • Introduction to pronunciation and transliteration scheme
  • Greetings at a different time of day
  • Persian Script
  • Nationality
  • Titles and terms of address
  • Introducing friends and family
  • Saying what you do for a living
  • Saying how old you are
  • Days of the week
  • Ordering tea, coffee and other drinks
  • Making requests
  • Understanding the menu
  • Saying what you like and don't like
  • Ordering a meal
  • Expressing appreciation
Objectives
  • Listening/Speaking: Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.
  • Reading: Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information in Latin and Persian transcription.
  • Writing: Learn the Persian script and numbers, write words and eventually reading a whole sentence.
Aims

Persian is considered the second language of Muslims and lots of religious, history and literary works are written originally in this language. More importantly, it is the language of people who have a very rich literature, history and culture. Therefore many people, researchers, scholars, and students in the world have given great attention to it and have studied it in order to be able to read and study Persian literary works, poetry and prose works in the source language and further to translate them into other languages for the public to enjoy. In addition, Persian has been of more importance because of the strategic political role of Iran in the Middle East and the world as well as other developments and changes in the region.

Format
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • 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.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • 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 (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Duration
  • Fifteen taught sessions plus online learning
Frequency
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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