Persian courses

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Persian 100

This course is designed to develop basic language skills, with basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions. Persian 100 for absolute beginners with no prior exposure to Persian language

Prerequisites: None. (not open for students of Iranian heritage)

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Persian 101

Persian101 seeks to increase students’ basic Persian ability and is designed for the students who have passed Persian 100.

Prerequisites: Persian 100 (not open for students of Iranian heritage)

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Persian 200

In this course, students will learn how to integrate the basic grammatical constructions and vocabulary which they learned in Persian 100/101 in order to express a wider range of ideas and will study the new grammatical constructions and vocabulary necessary to express such ideas in different situations. Students are expected to participate fully in class activities and discussions.

Prerequisites: Persian 101 (not open for students of Iranian heritage)

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Persian 201

Persian 200 seeks to increase students’ Persian ability to an intermediate proficiency level. The overall goal of this course is to develop proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning.

Prerequisites: Persian 200 (not open for students of Iranian heritage)

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Persian 104

Persian 104 is an introductory course for heritage language Persian speakers who have oral skills (speaking/comprehension), but lack writing and reading abilities. It introduces formal speech styles, reinforces grammatical accuracy, and improves reading and writing competencies.

Prerequisites: Placement interview (open to students of Iranian heritage)

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Persian 300

This course is designed for Iranian students who have finished grade 4 or lower at Iranian schools. Main goals of this class are developing skills in reading and writing in Persian, advancing Knowledge of Persian grammar and vocabulary, improving reading skill and developing a greater familiarity with Persian culture.

Prerequisites: placement interview (open to students of Iranian heritage)


The benefits of Persian courses for Heritage speakers are:

  • Polish both oral and written language skills.
  • Learn more about your language and your cultural heritage.
  • Meet students with similar interests and experiences.
  • Increase career opportunities.
  • Take classes that count towards a language requirement

Date and place of placement interview for Persian 104 and 300 academic year 2015/16

June 22nd: 10:00am-12:00pm
July 6th: 10:00am-12:00pm
August 26th:    3:00-5:00pm
September 3rd 10:00am-12:00pm
September 8th and 9th:  1:00am-1:00pm
Location: Room 214, Auditorium Annex B, 1924 West Mall V6T 1Z2

To secure a place in a Persian language course, attendance in all class meetings is mandatory during the first week of classes. Students with unexcused absences will be dropped from the course.