1st Edition

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

    272 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 www.routledge.com/9781138347199 .

    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.

    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


    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.