Each day’s lesson is a combination of grammar, reading, listening, conversation, drills and exercises. Reading includes various types of materials, from standard and media texts to modern and classical literature, poetry and prose. As a requirement of an intensive course, students are highly recommended to prepare ahead for each coming lesson—review the grammar, read the material(s) for the following lesson and do the homework: composition, listening to the audios, watching the videos and some exercises to optimize their contribution in the class and speed up their pace of learning.
Week 1 - Political Persian
In the following week we are going to study the different aspects of modern political Persian, including the peculiar stylistic, lexical and idiomatic aspects, that characterize the speech of Iranian politicians and journalists. After the completion of the week, students will be able to read, interpret and translate average political texts that appear in Iranian media. Attention will be given to the development of listening skills by using different authentic recordings of native speakers.
Week 2 - Cultural Persian
This week will focus on Cultural Persian. Students will concentrate on learning about Iranian Arts, Cinema, Archaeology and Architecture.
Week 3 - Colloquial Persian
People use Persian to write academic books and order coffee. But do they use the same language while doing this? The answer is “No!''. In Iran (and basically everywhere else), we have two versions of Persian: literary and vernacular. You can easily find examples of literary Persian in books and in newspapers. But when you go out to the streets in Tehran, few will speak the same Persian found in books. The language they speak is called “mohāvere”, i.e. “vernacular” based on the dialect of Tehran.
Week 4 - Persian literature
Week 5 - Economic Persian
Week 6 - Legal Persian