Farsi adds 11th language to UNG course offerings
This spring the University of North Georgia (UNG) started teaching Farsi, an addition that raises the number of foreign languages currently offered at UNG to 11, with a 12th to start soon.
This semester, 15 students are enrolled in eight hours of Farsi in an intensive, combined session of two 1000-level courses; elementary coursework will be offered again in fall 2017 along with 2000-level coursework.
The Farsi courses are taught by Dr. Hassan Hussain, who also teaches Arabic courses at UNG and is a native speaker of Farsi.
“The two languages come from completely different language groups,” Hussain said. “However, Arabic and Persian are linked by geographic proximity and hundreds of years of shared history.”
UNG has much to gain from teaching both languages, Hussain said.