What is the course about?
This course, the last module of year one Farsi, will increase your confidence in the language, consolidating and building upon previous knowledge and practising a wider variety of everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Days of the week, the past tense, celebrations, free-time and hobbies.
Past simple tense, compound verbs, definite article for a direct object (ra), making longer sentences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk about past events
- Talk about last weekend, last year, etc
- Talk about a book you read, a film you saw in the past
- Talk about food
- Talk about what happened on each day of the week.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for near beginners – students should have completed Farsi 1: module 1 or have equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
- 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 the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will advise you on what to do next. If there is enough interest, we may be able to offer year 2 Farsi in the next academic year (2018/19), depending on room and tutor availability.
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