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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43335 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
PAR 103

Course Description

PRS 312K is an intermediate language course for students who have completed a year of university Persian study or its equivalent. PRS 312K aims primarily to improve student proficiency in reading Persian and secondarily to improve Persian listening skills. It is a proficiency- and performance-based course, which takes place in a communicative environment (Persian is the language of instruction and communication in and outside of class). An optional extra conversation hour takes place. PRS 312K leads to student proficiency in maintaining and improving Persian skills through self-study. By the end of 312K, students can negotiate classroom and textbook activities in Persian, locate items in newspapers, scan and understand the gist of articles on general topics therein. They comprehend audio texts for which they have prepared through pre-listening activities. Also, they have a clear idea of Persian word formation techniques and patterns and comprehend authentic written passages that exhibit the range of verb forms. They are sensitive to differences between colloquial/spoken and literary/written registers of Tehran Persian.


Grading Policy

Course grades are based on class participation, including review quizzes on material covered in class ( 20%), homework assignments (50%), and a review test on the third-to-last day of class (30%).


M. Hillmann's Persian Listening Self-Study and Classroom Guide (2007) and Persian Language Topics ( 2007), both required textbooks.


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