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Persian in International Relations and Foreign Policy
A Content-Based Approach

ISBN 9781138347199
Published March 15, 2022 by Routledge
272 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Persian in International Relations and Foreign Policy develops the reader’s command of the Persian language via thematic units that explore global issues involving contemporary Iran.

The textbook features six units covering a broad range of themes with 12 corresponding topic-based lessons that are logically intertwined and introduced through authentic Persian resources. Starting from the Shah’s ousting in the pivotal year of 1979, each unit presents unique perspectives on important moments in history and their impact on social, demographic, economic, and environmental issues in Iran today. Every unit contains a wide array of skills-focused and practice activities, which are carefully scaffolded to support learners as they develop and consolidate their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills with vocabulary and language structures specific to the lesson. Accompanying multimedia content, further resources along with grammar and vocabulary sheets are available for download at .

The textbook facilitates attainment of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Advanced High level and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level, respectively, and it is designed for students who have achieved the ACTFL’s Intermediate High or CEFR’s B1 proficiency standards.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Upheaval 

Lesson 1. Revolution 

Lesson 2. Terrorism 

Unit 2: War 

Lesson 1. Ground Warfare 

Lesson 2. Cyber and Space Warfare 

Unit 3: Emigration 

Lesson 1. Waves of Emigration 

Lesson 2. Youth Emigration 

Unit 4: Economy 

Lesson 1. Econimic Growth Predictions 

Lesson 2. Corruption 

Unit 5: Education 

Lesson 1. Education Poverty & Social Progress 

Lesson 2. Education Quality & Government Investment 

Unit 6: Pollution 

Lesson 1. Causes of Air Pollution 

Lesson 2. Solutions to Air Pollution

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Mohamad Esmaili-Sardari is Academic Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Languages Program (Arabic and Persian) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, USA.

Daria Mizza is a scholar in the field of curriculum and instruction, with emphases on educational technology and teaching methodology, in the Department of International and Comparative Education of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.