A Communicative Approach in Teaching Persian
The following communicative tasks and language functions have been identified based on the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and student need's analysis. The SLOs have been developed in line with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Class photos and video clips have been recorded to demonstrate the application of pedagogical theories in a real classroom settings and to find possible deficiencies in order to adjust the curriculum and teaching practices.
Video 1 1- Presentational Mode
The Persian student is presenting "Persian & Iranian Languages".
Video 2 2- Interpersonal Mode (resolving a complicated situation)
The Persian-II students are playing the role of a travel agent and a customer.
Video 3 3- Interpretive Mode (as well as Interpersonal)
The student listens to a set of instructions, follows them and navigates through a map in an interpretive mode of communication. The other student, who instructs him, is in interpersonal mode by speaking and navigating him.
Project 1 Making a Documentary in Persian (project-based activity)
Persian students make a documentary in Persian by interviewing, translating from Persian to English, dubbing, directing, and narrating a story. Here is a short clip of their longer project.
Project 2 Making a Comic Strip in Persian (project-based activity)
Persian-II students make a funny comic strip using narration and role-play tasks. They create speech bubbles in Persian and record their Persian acting on the bubbles. The technology used for this activity is called Pixton.
Video 4 Noruz Celebration - Community Cultural Learning
Persian students celebrate Persian New Year Noruz with the Iranian community.
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