Persian 1&2 Intensive

The Persian 1+2 course is an intensive summer course. Knowledge of the Persian language is not required for enrolment in this course. It is a beginners course.

Practical Information

No. of lessons: 15 sessions of 3 hours
Preparation: Approximately 3 hours per session
Language of instruction Persian/English
Course load: The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
Start courses: August

Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal. 

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Target Group and Admission Requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education. Knowledge of the Persian language is not required for enrolment in this course. It is a beginners course.

Course Material

* Persian in Use- Anousha Sedighi, Leiden University Press/University of Chicago Press. ISBN-13: 9789087282172

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.


The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For our courses, the A1 level is divided into level A1.1 and A1.2. In this course you will start working on the competences that belong to A1.

Skills Starting level     Target level
Listening 0 A1.2
Reading 0 A1.2
Speaking production     0 A1.2
Speaking interaction 0 A1.2
Writing 0 A1.2

Click on the skills for further clarification. 

Course Description

The course Persian for beginners is a basic course in language acquisition and requires no prior knowledge of the language. All basic skills are addressed in the course: speaking, listening, writing and reading.  Furthermore, society and culture are also covered. Every lesson includes homework and preparation of approximately three hours in total.
The course is concluded with a written test. Once you pass the test, you will receive a certificate. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Last Modified: 25-10-2017