This course introduces the basics of Persian language through text readings, dialogues and a brief selection of prose, poetry & music. Adopting the Tehrani dialect as the standard, it also gives a brief comparative overview of different regional dialects of the Persian language in the beginning. Starting from pronunciation & simple sentence structure, it gradually moves to basic tenses and allows the learners to understand the language through written and conversational exercises. Some audio-visual material, mostly produced by Iranian linguistics, will be used to improve the pronunciation and hearing skills of the learners.
The course also includes a brief selection of modern and classical Persian literature to familiarize the learners with the rich literary tradition of the Persian language.
Dr. Fatima Fayyaz
PhD in Persian Language and Literature, University of Tehran
Visiting Faculty at Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani Centre of Languages and Literature, LUMS
Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.
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