What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi
What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook is a comprehensive and stimulating course for intermediate to advanced students of Persian. Presenting many exercises based on authentic Persian newspaper texts, the course thoroughly introduces students to the language of the news in Iran. Real cultural content is featured throughout and there is a strong focus on enabling students to gain familiarity with day-to-day modern Persian discourse.
- A wide range of interesting and challenging exercises presented throughout, including activities designed to both test students’ knowledge in a classroom setting and to search online for further Persian news resources
- Usage of authentic texts from the Iranian media, written for native speakers, with sources including Ettela’at, Keyhan, Sharq, E’temad, Iran, and Mardomsalari
- Coverage of topics highly relevant to modern day Persian society, including the Arts, divorce, violence, problems of youth, unemployment, politics and economic issues, enabling cultural engagement and knowledge of complex expressions and idioms used in the media
- A comprehensive bilingual glossary of journalistic and non-journalistic terminology used in the newspaper texts, provided at the back of the book for easy access
- All the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free download at www.routledge.com/cw/Shabani-Jadidi
What the Persian Media Says combines modern and more traditional techniques of language teaching. With all the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free on the Routledge website, students can read the texts in digital form and listen to the audio while working on exercises in the book, enabling full and exciting engagement with the course materials.
Written by an experienced instructor, this will be an invaluable resource for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Persian. It can also be used by self-learners and by instructors and students on intensive courses and summer language programs.
What the Persian Media says: A Coursebook - About the Author
Pouneh Shabani Jadidi holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa. She has been a Faculty Lecturer, teaching Persian language and linguistics as well as Persian literature and translation at McGill, Oxford, Chicago and Azad universities since 1997. She is the co-author of The Routledge Introductory Persian Course, 2010 and The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course, 2012 (both with Dominic Brookshaw). Shabani-Jadidi is also a reviewer for the Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics since 2008.
What the Persian Media says: A Coursebook - Reviews
"What the Persian Media Says is innovative in its approach to advanced level Persian language learning. Not only does it introduce students to the vibrant lexicon of media Persian, it also familiarises them with its range of registers, and demystifies its grammatical particularities. Through active engagement with a carefully selected set of articles drawn from the full spectrum of Iranian newspapers, learners also gain insight into some of the key socio-political and cultural issues of contemporary Iran, and the manner in which these issues are debated. This course book will be indispensable for those who seek to engage fully with the form of Persian used by media outlets today."
- Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Associate Professor of Persian Literature, University of Oxford, UK