ERIC Number: ED187122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Persian: Intermediate Level, Vol. 2.
Windfuhr, Gernot; And Others
The second of three volumes of an intergrated course in intermediate Persian is presented. This volume encompasses material appropriate for students entering the second year of Persian studies who have strong preparation in elementary Persian. Verbal skills should be on a level which will allow comprehensive discussion of a topic using simple, full sentences. Students should have a working vocabulary of approximately 1200 words, which they should be able to write and use correctly in written composition. Since the intermediate year of study is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the philosophy of language use, each of the six units contains an extensive treatment of a specific area of Persian grammar, designed to provide students with a key to the logic by which Persian linguistic forms are employed in writing and discourse. New words are glossed in a vocabulary list following the text. Exercises are provided for free class discussion based on the dialogues provided. Separate composition, dictation, and translation exercises have also been provided for writing practice. High interest reading materials and dialogues recorded in standard Tehran colloquial Persian are included. Natural usage is emphasized in the text. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Higher Education, Language Usage, Persian, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Standard Spoken Usage, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Near Eastern Studies.