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.
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
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.