This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Georgian language, deepen their knowledge of Georgian grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Georgian language course spanning 40 hours, divided into 10 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.
ASPIRANTUM is pleased to announce its International Georgian Language Winter School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018.
This 14 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Georgian, reading and interpreting Georgian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Georgian.
During the winter school a cultural trip will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.
The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15.
This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Georgian language, deepen their knowledge of Georgian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Georgian language course spanning 40 hours, divided into 10 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.
ASPIRANTUM Georgian language winter school is open to anyone with upper elementary knowledge of the Georgian language. The Georgian language classes are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as postdocs and professors can benefit from it.
Our teacher of Georgian is a native speaker who has several years' experience in teaching Georgian as a foreign language in Georgia and abroad.
TO APPLY please fill in the application form below.
Participation fee is 1290 USD.
Application deadline is October 10, 2018.
Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before November 10, 2018 online or via a wire bank transfer.
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, several trips, several dinners.
We will not cover: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia and in Armenia, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.
There are several scholarships available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Goergian language winter school.
Each participant of the summer school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations. ARMACAD will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.
Previously ASPIRANTUM has organized academic summer and winter schools on Armenian Studies and Armenian Language. You may check the testimonials of our alumni below.
“This is a unique and well run course, perfect for anyone hoping to make good progress in a short amount of time. I recommend the Armenian Language School to anyone learning Modern Eastern Armenian.”
Alyssa Maria MathiasPhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA
“I was very pleased with my experience in Armenian language winter school 2016. The teacher and organizers were both personal and professional, responding very quickly to any and all inquiries and making everything about the application process and other logistical arrangements as smooth and painless as possible.”
Jesse Siragan ArlenPhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, USA
“This winter school was one of the best, most challenging, and most rewarding language-learning experiences I have had. At the heart of Eastern Armenian program was Sona, the teacher of the course. Besides being a highly skilled instructor, she comes up with creative ways to make the language sink in, and avoids English to make it an immersive environment.”
Natasha BednarzBoston College graduate
“The language course and trip to Armenia far exceeded my expectations in every way. By the end of the course I had achieved more than I had expected and feel well-prepared to continue with self-study, until such time as I am able to attend another course, which I very much hope I will be able to do at some point.”
Rachel DrydenPhD student, University of Cambridge, UK
“The intensive winter course I participated in was a great experience not only of learning but also social and cultural. I highly recommend it. During the course we completed an entire overview of Armenian grammar in a very well structured and clear manner.”
Yakir PazPost-Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“The Armenian Studies Summer School was an experience I won't ever forget. I arrived in Armenia not really knowing anyone and not sure what to expect, but the Summer school staff, professors, and students made Armenia an experience I'll never forget.”
Erin BlankenshipArabic Program Director, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of South Carolina, MA, Harvard University
“My experience on the Armenian Studies Summer School 2016 was absolutely unforgettable. With a flexible lesson structure, lecture series and timetable I was able to tailor the course around my needs and interests, and came away with a thorough knowledge of the Armenian language as well as a much deeper understanding of the region’s ancient, medieval, and modern history and culture.”
Nicholas MatheouPhD Candidate, University of Oxford, UK
Tamuna KoshoridzeInstructor of Georgian Language
As a professional linguist who has mastered also Ancient Greek and Latin Tamuna teaches Georgian with examples and patterns from all those languages her students may be familiar with.