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

Spring 2010

PRS 507 • FIRST-YEAR PERSIAN II

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42410 MW
TTh
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
JES 205A
ETC 2.102
SHAHSAVARI, A

Course Description

This is a language-competency-based course designed for students who have completed First-Year Persian I or its equivalent as well as students who have had exposure to Persian & who pass a placement examination for PRS 506. Having had a semester of colloquial Persian, students in First-Year Persian II are exposed to elementary literary Persian. Developing listening, reading, speaking, & writing skills, the course also builds on language patterns learned in the previous semester to teach Persian grammar through brief explanations & extensive drilling. Daily homework assignments are corrected & discussed with students on a regular basis. Reading materials from both the assigned texts are used to improve students' reading comprehension & to build vocabulary. Audio tapes of all reading materials are made available through the Language Laboratory. Students also watch a feature film one hour per week. Additional info in class. Restricted to Heritage Learners of Persian.

Grading Policy

Class participation 20% Daily assignments 20% Quizzes and exams 60%

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