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Media Persian


Admission requirements

Persian Language and Culture 1.
This course is taught in parallel with Persian Language and Culture 2. These courses must be taken simultaneously.


This course introduces students to Persian language media produced in and outside of Iran. The course will provide students with the language skills required to listen and read Persian material in the media through developing their knowledge of the register of the language used in the media as well as enhancing their reading and listening skills. Moreover, it will provide students with the skills required to utilise media sources in their academic research. Various types of sources will be covered throughout lectures and seminars. The course therefore will make use of various themes in the media, and will use audio/visual and written material to achieve this goal.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students will develop their language skills to level A2. Students will become familiar with the register of the language used in the Persian media. They will be able to identify relevant articles on various topics. Moreover, they will be able to listen to/read sources in the target language and analyse and translate them into English. Student will also acquire knowledge of technical terms and expression used in the media and will:

  • Improve their knowledge of vocabulary

  • Improve their listening skills

  • Have a better understanding of the range of topics/issues in contemporary Persian Media

In addition, students will acquire the skills necessary to include sources from Persian media in their academic research.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment and weighing

Partial Assessment Weighing
Coursework (2 x 10%) 20%
Mid-term exam 30%
Final written exam 50%


There will be only one resit exam, for the midterm and the final, which will count 80%.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The reading list is available on Brightspace.


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website.



Please note that the additional course information is an integral part of this course description.

**This course will only be offered if there are BA 1 students majoring in the Persian Track. **