Welcome to the Persian Flagship
Language Partner Portal
The calendar below represents events that are open or mandatory for the Persian Flagship students including weekly clubs, workshops, guest lectures, Roshan Institute events, field trips and more. If you have questions about any of the events, or have ideas for potential field trips or workshops (especially the "How To" series!) please email Jay at JayRitch@umd.edu.
Proficiency Guidelines and Resources
All Persian Flagship students are tested annually to monitor their progress and proficiency levels in the Persian language. More information about the different proficiency levels and scores can be found on the ACTFL OPI website and by reading through the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 – Speaking, and information about the ILR scale can be found at the website for the Interagency Language Roundtable.
Additional Resources For Student meetings
Tips for Taking Great Photos
- Make sure the lighting is good! While Photoshop can fix this, it's easier if you can be sure there aren't shadows or direct sunlight across people's faces.
- Take a combination of group photos and action shots - both are useful for our publications and website.
- It's okay to stage the photo a bit - ask students to stand together, or to engage in an activity. You may need to ask people to look more toward the camera, or sit at a different angle.
- Be aware of what is in the background - are there empty cups and bottles? Something awkward written on the board? Lots of blank space, so you're not sure where the students actually are? Take a moment to either change your angle, or move the group to a different location.