The Routledge Introductory Persian Course

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The Routledge Introductory Persian Course, Farsi Shirin Ast, 2nd Edition - Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

The Routledge Introductory Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Second Edition, is an innovative course designed for students who are new to the language.

Focusing on grammatical and communicative competence, the course contains 15 lessons combining 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 include:

  •  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 the 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 online
  • Glossaries – comprehensive Persian to English and English to Persian glossaries.

The course provides everything that students and instructors need for an engaging and effective learning environment.

Revised and updated, this new edition includes more vocabulary and grammar activities, and clearer learning outcomes.

The Routledge Introductory Persian Course - About the author

Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi is Senior Lecturer of Persian Language and Linguistics at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, and is the current President of the American Association of Teachers of Persian (2018-2020).

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Senior Research Fellow in Persian at Wadham College, Oxford, and Associate Professor of Persian Literature at The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

  • Language

    Farsi (Persian)

  • Level


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  • Book Dimensions

    7.4 x 9.7 inches

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  • Book Page Count

    290 pages

  • Book Publication Date

    30 Sept. 2019

  • Book Publisher


  • Product Supplier

    Taylor & Francis

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