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Persian 2

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September, February
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Hybrid course

Persian 2 is offered as a hybrid course.

In this hybrid course, the teacher and some students are present in the classroom; the other students attend the lessons online.
When registering for this hybrid course (via Timetable & Registration) please select either 'Persian 2  HYBRIDE KLASSIKAAL' or 'Persian 2 HYBRIDE ONLINE'.

To be able to participate in this course online, you are advised to use a headset with microphone. To check that everything is working properly, please use: 
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Course description

The Persian 2 course is intended for those who have completed the Persian 1 course or have a comparable level (A1.1) of Persian. You will be introduced to the Persian alphabet and the pronunciation of the Persian language. In this course, the topics covered include: greetings, introducing yourself and describing daily activities.

The necessary grammar is explained and ample attention is paid to vocabulary. All skills are covered: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Besides the language, this course also focuses on culture and society.

After completing this course, you will be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials. Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with a test. Participants who have attended 80% of the lessons and who have successfully completed the final test are awarded a certificate.

Course material

  • Sedighi, A., Persian in Use. Leiden University Press. ISBN 9789087282172.

The textbook Persian in Use consists of 10 chapters and corresponds to level B1 of the CEFR/ERK. The aim of this book is to guide you from level A1.1 to level B1. After the course Persian 2 you will reach level A1 and after following Persian 3 level A2.1 and after Persian 4 level A2.2.

The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University.

The course is open to any person aged 17 or older with a completed secondary school education. There are no entry requirements with respect to knowledge of Persian. A basic knowledge of English is required.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for an online course is 16 and for a classroom course is 18.
  • The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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