This course is only open to students studying for a BA International Studies who have passed Persian 1 Beginners and Persian 2 Pre-intermediate.
Persian 3 Intermediate is an intensive course for students who have passed Persian 1 Beginners and Persian 2 Pre-intermediate. This course provides the students with upper-intermediate Persian language skills. By the end of the course, students will have learned to participate in conversations in both daily and professional settings. The course covers more advanced syntactic rules, vocabulary and covers all language skills including translation. By the end of the semester, students will have a better understanding of the Persian language and culture in order to interact with native speakers of the language. The course requires a substantial amount of self-study and active participation in class.
This course aims at level A2 / B1 of the Common European Framework.
Speaking: Learners will acquire communicative skills enabling them to converse about common matters. They will be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Listening: Learners will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Learners can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Reading: Learners will be able to read and understand texts on familiar matters containing range of grammar and vocabulary.
Writing:Learners will be able to produce clear and connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.
Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 140 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes (4 hours per week over 12 weeks): 48 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities: 86 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours
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Mid-term Exam: Written examination (20%)
Final Exams: Written exam (20%) Listening exam (20%) Speaking exam (20%)
Participation: Self study and active participation in class (20%)
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.
The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2018 – 2019.
How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.
Ahmad Saffar Moghadam, Persian Language; Vol 3: Iran Today, Tehran: Shora-ye Gostaresh-e Zaban va Adabiyyat-e Farsi, 2012.
Further reading will be announced and distributed in class.
Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.
Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.