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Advanced Persian I

Term
Subject Area
Course Number
PERS 2000 680
Course Code
PERS2000680
Course Key
78412
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Time
3:30pm-5:00pm
3:30pm-5:00pm
Prerequisites
placement test or permission of instructor
Primary Program
Secondary Program
Course Note
Offered through the Penn Language Center
Course Description
Course designed to teach the reading and writing of standard  Tehran Persian to those with a speaking knowledge of that language.  In recent  years there has been an increasing demand from Persian-speaking  Iranian-American students for formal instruction in Persian.  While many of  these students have some degree of spoken fluency in Persian, they are often  unable to read or write it.  Their speaking ability makes it difficult to
 integrate them into first- or second-year classes of students who have started  with no knowledge of Persian.  If these Persian-speaking students could be  brought to at least a second-year level of reading and writing, they could  then be enrolled in more advanced courses in Persian where they would be more  or less at the same level as other students.  The course will focus on the  lexical and syntactic differences between written and spoken Persian, and the problems of Persian spelling.

Crosslistings
PERS6200680
Subject Area Vocab