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The Routledge Introductory Persian Course

Farsi Shirin Ast, 1st Edition

By Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

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288 pages

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Description

The Routledge Introductory Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast is an innovative Persian language course designed both for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are new to the language.

Focusing both on grammatical and communicative competence, the course contains 15 lessons combining authentic dialogues and texts with grammar explanations, exercises and audio materials to guide and support the student through the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Key features:

  • lively, content-based materials – the language is taught and practiced through a variety of dialogues and texts on the culture, history, and traditions of Iran
  • complete vocabulary lists – each vocabulary entry contains the English meaning, the part of speech in Persian, as well as a sample sentence in Persian
  • colloquial situational dialogues – students are introduced to spoken Persian from the outset
  • carefully controlled exercises – new grammatical points are practiced in a variety of controlled exercises that bridge between students’ existing information and the new information
  • audio material – students can develop natural pronunciation by imitating the audio recordings of the vocabulary, dialogues, and texts available freely on the companion website
  • glossaries – comprehensive Persian to English and English to Persian glossaries.

The Routledge Introductory Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast provides everything that students and instructors need for an engaging and effective learning environment.

Pouneh Shabani Jadidi is Head of the Persian Language Program and Faculty Lecturer in Persian at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Lecturer in Persian Studies and Iranian Literature at the University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Lesson 1: The Persian alphabet

Lesson 2: Introduce yourself. Where are you

from?

Lesson 3: Is Iran or Canada larger?

Lesson 4: How many provinces does Iran

have?

Lesson 5: What do you know about Noruz?

Lesson 6: What day is the weekend in Iran?

Lesson 7: What is your favourite sport?

Lesson 8: Do you haggle?

Lesson 9: What do you believe in?

Lesson 10: Are women and men equal?

Lesson 11: Where is Persepolis?

Lesson 12: Is pop music better or traditional

music?

Lesson 13: What kind of a university is your

university?

Lesson 14: Are you single or married?

Lesson 15: Why do you stand on ceremony?

Persian–English glossary

English–Persian glossary

Index

About the Authors

Dr. Pouneh Shabani Jadidi is the Head of the Persian Language Program and Faculty Lecturer in Persian at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Shabani Jadidi taught translation and linguistics at Islamic Azad University in Tehran from 1997 to 2004 and has taught Persian language at McGill since 2006. She received her PhD in Education from the Islamic Azad University in Tehran in 2004. Dr. Shabani Jadidi is currently completing a second PhD in Persian Linguistics at the University of Ottawa, where she is involved in a study on compound verbs in Persian.

Dr. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Lecturer in Persian Studies and Iranian Literature at the University of Manchester, England. He holds a DPhil in Persian Literature from the University of Oxford. Dr. Brookshaw taught Persian language and literature at The University of Oxford from 2003 to 2005, and then at McGill University from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007 he has taught Persian language and literature at The University of Manchester.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR040000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Persian
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism

Audio

Audio Files for The Routledge Introductory Persian Course