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Persian in use

An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture

400 pages
Amsterdam University Press
"Persian in Use is an elementary Persian language and culture textbook designed for first-year Persian language students at college level. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to help students achieve proficiency in Persian language and culture. Features: * Colorful and lively design with over 200 illustrations and images and over 1200 words and phrases including high-frequency idioms, slang, and proverbs * New vocabulary is summarized thematically/lexically to help students engage in the accompanying communicative activities * Interactive dialogues from everyday life in both spoken and written forms introduce students to contemporary usage * Straightforward explanations of the grammatical features * Includes samples of literary texts, poems, plays, film scripts, and pop songs * Engaging classroom activities and homework exercises with the integration of all four skills * Companion website with audio files and authentic video clips from Iran * Corresponds to two semesters/three quarters of elementary college-level study as recommended by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages"
Author Bio
Anousha Sedighi is professor of Persian and director of the Persian Program at Portland State University.