Modern Persian, Elementary Level is an innovative Persian language textbook. It is intended for university-level learners and features material for two consecutive semesters of elementary Persian. The textbook implements the most recent trends in language instruction including the basic tenets of flipped learning and communicative language teaching methodology with a student-centric approach to language instruction. Strengthened by its contemporary real-world topics; high-frequency structures and vocabulary; thematic presentation of material; a plethora of engaging speaking activities in each chapter; designated listening, reading and writing sections; and integration of cultural material, this textbook is a straightforward and culturally engaging way to acquire functional proficiency in spoken and written Persian. Complete with a companion website with over 200 audio and video presentations, an answer key, a searchable audio dictionary and a special appendix for instructors that features classroom activity materials for the entire year, this textbook is an innovative and modern language-learning resource. The textbook also comes in an E-book format to make language learning accessible on the go, wherever you are. The companion website for the book can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/a/anthempress.com/modern-persian/
Iago Gocheleishvili, PhD, is a senior lecturer of Persian Studies at Cornell University. He has been designing and teaching university-level courses in less commonly taught languages since 2003. Gocheleishvili designed the Persian language section at Cornell University, and has been in charge of curriculum design and teaching Persian language at the university's Department of Near Eastern Studies since 2006. He has also been teaching courses on state, society and culture of modern Iran.
List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the Persian Language; About the Textbook; To the Student; To the Instructor; Credits for images and illustrations featured in the book; 1. Greetings and Introductions; 2. My Family; 3. Occupation and Profession; 4. Daily Activities; 5. My University; 6. Home and House; 7. My Home Town and Country; 8. Shopping; 9. Review; 10. Weather; 11. Personality Traits; 12. Traveling in Iran; Appendix A Understanding Persian Verbs: Why Do "They All Appear Alike"?; Appendix B High Frequency Base Verbs in Present, Past and Subjunctive Forms; Appendix C High Frequency Composite Verbs in Present Tense, Past Tense, and Subjunctive; Appendix D Simple Guide to Useful Verb Categories in Persian (with Examples); Appendix E A Quick Guide to Differences Between Spelling and Pronunciation in Persian; Appendix F Grammarian's Corner; Appendix G Answer Key; Appendix H Instructor's Resources; Dictionary.