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Persian 5

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September, February
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Course description

The Persian 5 course requires prior knowledge of the language. All skills are covered: speaking, listening, writing and reading. In addition, the course focuses on vocabulary and grammar. Making use of practical situations, participants can practice both informal and professional language use. Furthermore, society and culture are also covered. Every lesson includes homework and preparation of approximately three hours in total.

The course is concluded with a written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Course material

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

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

Target group and admission requirements

De cursus is bedoeld voor hoger opgeleide volwassenen, zowel studenten en medewerkers van de universiteit Leiden als belangstellenden die geen relatie met de Universiteit Leiden hebben, geen kennis van het Farsi hebben en in verband met hun werkzaamheden en/of uit persoonlijke interesse de taal op basisniveau willen leren beheersen. De cursus is toegankelijk voor personen van 17 jaar en ouder met een afgeronde middelbare schoolopleiding.

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. You can participate in this course if you have followed our Persian 4 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil this entry requirement have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. 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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