Course code Valo1975
Faculty Vice Rector for Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 64 96
E-courses Valo1975: Persian language (Farsi) I
Course annotation The aim of the course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of the Persian language. The students acquire the Arabic-Persian alphabet and phonetics paying special attention to the sounds which do not exist in Latvian. The students learn the basics of Persian grammar focusing on the verbs “būden” and “dāšten”. The students learn the skills to form simple sentences with these verbs. The course develops all four language skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Results By the end of this course, students

1. will have learnt the Arabic-Persian alphabet;
2. will be able to write words and simple sentences in Persian;
3. will be able to pronounce Persian consonants, vowels and diphthongs;
4. will be able to form and write short sentences with the verbs “būden” and “dāšten”;
5. will be able to read and translate simple texts;
6. will be able to make a dialogue on elementary topics.

Course plan 1.Arabic –Persian alphabet. 4 (P)
2.Arabic-Persian alphabet. Consonants. 4 (P)
3.Arabic – Persian alphabet. Vowels and diphthongs. 4 (P)
4.Greetings and polite phrases. 4 (P)
5.Reading and writing separate words. 4 (P)
6.Writing styles: nash, nastalik, tahrīrī. 4 (P)
7.Forming short and simple sentences. 4 (P)
8. Listening to the pronunciation of words in the audio course and writing. (4P)
9.Listening to short sentences in the audio course and repeating them orally. 4 (P)
10.Forming questions and negative sentences. 4 (P)
11.Izafet construction and its formation. 4 (P)
12.Family, vocabulary. 4 (P)
13.Characteristics of Persian language styles. 4 (P)
14.Revision. Phonetics and Writing. 4 (P)
15.Revision. Listening and speaking. 4 (P)
16.Revision. Grammar. 4 (P)
Requirements for obtaining credit points Assessment of homework (50%), written and oral exam (25% un 25%).

Study programmes Asian Studies
Free Elective Courses