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Modern Persian Textbook Series: Advanced

kamrantalatoff.jpgProject Director: Dr. Kamran Talattof (U Arizona)

Description: The political and educational climate of the world in the year 2010 speaks most clearly to the extreme need to develop instructional materials in Persian (aka Farsi), the official language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and is also spoken in other communities in Central Asia. Despite the growing popularity of Persian courses on American campuses, the instructional materials currently available are either dated or unsuitable for English-speaking second language learners.

This project will produce the last two volumes in a series of six, designed to teach Persian to college students or independent learners (the first two volumes, at the introductory level, were published by the Yale University Press in 2005 and the next two, at the intermediate level, will be published by CERCLL this summer). The new textbooks will assist FL teachers of Persian in teaching students to read, write, listen and speak at the intermediate level and provide a foundation for an increased understanding of colloquial Persian. The textbooks will teach both spoken and written formats, and will provide students with information about aspects of Iranian culture so that the language and culture are connected.

Past Projects (2006-2010)

Modern Persian Textbook Series: Intermediate

Project Director: Dr. Kamran Talattof (U Arizona)

Description: The political and educational climate of the world in the year 2010 speaks most clearly to the extreme need to develop instructional materials in Persian (aka Farsi), the official language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and is also spoken in other communities in Central Asia. Despite the growing popularity of Persian courses on American campuses, the instructional materials currently available are either dated or unsuitable for English-speaking second language learners.

This project will produce the last two volumes in a series of six, designed to teach Persian to college students or independent learners (the first two volumes, at the introductory level, were published by the Yale University Press in 2005 and the next two, at the intermediate level, will be published by CERCLL this summer). The new textbooks will assist FL teachers of Persian in teaching students to read, write, listen and speak at the advanced level and provide a foundation for an increased understanding of colloquial Persian. The textbooks will teach both spoken and written formats, and will provide students with information about aspects of Iranian culture so that the language and culture are connected.

Materials

mp.jpgModern Persian: Written and Spoken - Intermediate Texts, Volumes I and II - Kamran Talatoff
The Intermediate Texts (Volumes I and II) offer extended vocabulary, grammar, and essays on aspects of Iranian culture. They expose learners to an extended vocabulary and grammatical range in both spoken and written formats, while teaching all levels of formality and informality. Both volumes are available for purchase from CERCLL.