Persian in Use

An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture

Anousha Sedighi

Persian in Use
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Anousha Sedighi

Distributed for Leiden University Press

400 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2015
Paper $85.00 ISBN: 9789087282172 Published August 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Persian in Use is an elementary Persian language and culture textbook designed for first-year language students at a university level and specifically focused on teaching contemporary Persian as it is actually used. With its colorful and lively design, the textbook offers an integrative approach combining new vocabulary summarized thematically and lexically, interactive dialogues, straightforward explanations of grammatical features, engaging classroom and homework exercises, and samples of literary and popular writings.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
Key Features of Persian in Use
To the Student
To the Instructor
Activity Type
Scope and Sequence
 
Introduction
Lesson 1: Greetings and Introductions
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 2: About You
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 3: Daily Activities
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 4: Housing and Living
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 5: Shopping
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 6: Geography and Weather
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 7: Food and Special Occasions
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 8: Schooling and Holidays
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 9: Visiting Iran
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
Lesson 10: Sports and Leisure
Communication Objectives
Contents
Thematic Review of New Vocabulary
 
Appendix A: Verb Charts (Stems and Prepositions)
                         Psychological Verbs
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Grammar Review
Review Quotes
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Maryland
"With a steady stream of relevant dialogues, a series of pithy passages of reading material, glimpses of Persian culture and literature, and plenty of engaging exercises, all creatively conceptualized and methodically presented, Persian in Use is bound to find a prominent place in the increasingly professionalized field of Persian language pedagogy."
Kamran Talattof, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
"To be forthright, teaching Persian as a second language is still far from an established field. Sedighi's Persian in Use with its fresh approach, tasteful design, and engaging methodology is a welcome publication in response to this perpetual need. The book indeed is designed to improve students' language and cultural fluency, delightfully and systematically."
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