What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Farsi language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations with an insight into Persian culture.
What will we cover?
The course will cover Farsi phonology, elementary grammar, vocabulary, and socio-cultural elements of the language providing students the opportunity to develop both productive and receptive skills.
Greet and meet people and introduce yourselves and others; give personal information: age, profession, nationality; buy or order food and drink.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Greet people
- Introduce yourself and others
- Begin to learn the Farsi alphabet
- Give personal information
- Ask for personal information
- Count up to 100
- Buy food and drinks in the market
- Order food and drinks in a restaurant
- Ask for prices.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Farsi beginners: module 2.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details