Persian SLA and Pedagogy Workshop Series

In 2023, CMES joined with the University of Toronto in planning the Persian SLA and Pedagogy Webinar Series.  Videos from the series are available below.

"Linguistic data-driven approach to Persian language pedagogy: Practical application to compound verb" (January 14, 2023)

Karine Megerdoomian


"Grammaticalisation of 'dāshtan"" (February 11, 2023)

Mahbod Ghaffari, Associate in Persian Language and Culture at the University of Cambridge 


"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Language Classroom: Towards Critically Engaged Practices in Teaching Persian as an Additional Language" (March 11, 2023)

Nahal Akbari, Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Persian Language Programs at the University of Maryland 


"Leaky Grammars and Language Pedagogy" (April 8, 2023)

Masoud Jasbi, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at University of California, Davis          


"Acquisition of Persian Differential Object Marker ‘râ’:  A Challenge for the Second Language learners and Heritage Speakers" (May 13, 2023)

Azita Taleghani, Associate Professor (Teaching Stream) and Languages Undergraduate Program Coordinator at the University of Toronto


"Discourse Markers in Persian: Description and Instructional Implications for Learners of Persian" (September 2, 2023)

Ali Abasi, Associate Professor of Persian at the University of Maryland 


"Relative Difficulty in the Acquisition of the Persian Uvular Stop by English Speakers" (October 7, 2023)

Reza Falahati Ardestani, Lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, Language, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam             


"Innovative Technology in Language Classroom: Using Virtual Reality in Task-Based Language Teaching" (November 11, 2023)

Peyman Nojoumian, Professor (Teaching) of Persian at the University of Southern California             


"ABC or BCA: What to Teach First: A Psycholinguistic Approach to Teaching Persian as a Second Language" (December 2, 2023)

Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Instructional Professor of Persian at the University of Chicago