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Persian Teaching Resources


Persian Teaching Resources produced in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies by the College of Liberal Arts ITS of the University of Texas at Austin. Sixteen units include audio files and videos to learn to pronounce and write Persian vocabulary.

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Persian Catch Up@the Café


PERSIAN Catch Up@the Café is designed to help a student practice Persian language reading and listening comprehension. It’s intended for English speaking intermediate Persian learners to brush up on their language skills before moving on to an advanced course: i.e., some existing Persian is required. It is an Open Educational Resource from the ROTC Language Culture Project and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Texas.

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Passe Partout


A sequence of audio and video selections to help intermediate and advanced students improve their oral comprehension skills. It provides the basis for comprehension exercises of increasing difficulty. The topics are extremely varied: the creation of Lalique crystal; winemaking, Van Gogh's genius; the production of sound effects for cinema; Sartre discussing Huis Clos in 1946; cinematographers Pialat and Karmitz describing their work; the history of the Louvre; Alphonse Daudet in a 1927 recording of his famous Provençal story, La Chèvre de Monsieur Seguin.

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