Persian 101 is an introductory course for students who have not previously studied Persian. The course aims to teach students to communicate in Persian and at the same time develop a structural awareness of the Persian language. Since the goals of communicative and grammatical competence are ultimately inseparable, the students are guided towards using Persian as correctly as possible. By the end of the course you should be able to understand and respond appropriately to simple questions and statements in Persian. You will be able to read the Farsi alphabet and numbers as well as converse about time, body parts, colors and means of transportation. You will also gain an understanding of Iranian cultural awareness.