Armenian Language Summer School
10 weeks (or 4-9 weeks), from Jun 23, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024

Yerevan, Armenia

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Apply by Apr 30, 2024

Price: $3,490

Discounted Price: $2,990 (If payment done until Feb 21, 2024)

The Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing an Armenian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. You can start the program on June 23, June 30, or July 7, 2024, and stay up to 10 weeks until August 30, 2024. If you prefer a shorter program, there are options for 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 weeks. To get more information and apply, please refer to the details below.

The 2024 Armenian Language Summer School aims to improve participants' skills in written and oral Eastern Armenian, as well as in reading and interpreting Armenian texts from various periods. It also focuses on enhancing participants' knowledge of colloquial Armenian.
Below, in the application form, you may select a 4-10 weeks (80 - 200 hours) program starting from June 23, June 30, or July 7, 2024 (please mention the preferred start date in your application form).

10 weeks - 200 contact hours (1 hour = 60 minutes)
9 weeks - 180 contact hours
8 weeks - 160 contact hours
7 weeks - 140 contact hours
6 weeks - 120 contact hours
5 weeks - 100 contact hours
4 weeks - 80 contact hours

The ten-week Armenian language summer school offers 200 hours of intensive Armenian language classes for 50 days (from Monday to Friday each week). Every day, the participants will receive Armenian language instruction for 4 hours, after-class lectures, and extra training. 

The classes start in the mornings or at noon, and the schedule is the following:

09:00 (14:00) - 10:00 (15:00) - Armenian language class
10:00 (15:00) - 10:10 (15:10) - Coffee Break
10:10 (15:10) - 11:10 (16:10) - Armenian language class
11:10 (16:10) - 11:20 (16:20) - Coffee Break
11:20 (16:20) - 12:20 (17:20) - Armenian language class
12:20 (17:20) - 12:30 (17:30) - Coffee Break
12:30 (17:30) - 13:30 (18:30) - Armenian language class (fourth and final class)

During the Armenian language summer classes, the following components will be covered every day:

Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Armenian language.
Vocabulary: During the 4-10 weeks course, it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 700-2000 new Armenian words.
Listening: The participants will learn Armenian through songs and movies and watch and listen to the news and other short videos about interesting and funny topics and stories about Russian realities.
Speaking: Every day, the Armenian language classes will include role-plays to exercise speaking through discussions and conversations.
Writing: Each day, the Armenian language class participants will have writing assignments and homework to complete for the next day.
Reading: Every day, students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations, and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent Armenian authors, daily conversations, and news of the day.


This Armenian language school is designed for participants at least 18 years old.

The summer school 2024 will have 1 or 2 groups of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language groups during the last 8 years have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper-elementary, lower-intermediate, and intermediate level of Armenian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. 

We can also offer beginner classes if you request so. 


The deadline to apply to the 4-10 weeks 2024 Armenian language summer school is April 30, 2024. 

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Deadline for discounted fee:
February 21, 2024 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).

Participation fee:
The participation fee is: 
$6390 - 10 weeks. Below, in the application form, you may also select a 4-9 weeks program.
$5890 - 9 weeks
$5490 - 8 weeks. 
$4990 - 7 weeks
$4490 - 6 weeks
$3990 - 5 weeks
$3490 - 4 weeks

If you apply before February 15, 2024, and make the payment by February 21, 2024, the participation fee will be:
$5890 - 10 weeks
$5490 - 9 weeks
$4990 - 8 weeks
$4490 - 7 weeks
$3990 - 6 weeks
$3590 - 5 weeks
$2990 - 4 weeks

This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips, and some dinners with guest speakers.

We will not cover accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, insurance, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia, and in Armenia, or any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before May 15, 2024, online or via a wire bank transfer.

Trips in Armenia
- During the ten weeks of international Armenian language summer school, five trips will be organized to Armenia's most famous cultural heritage sites. The school will start with a trip to the Garni pagan temple and Geghard Monastery. During four other weekends, the participants will have guided trips to Amberd fortress, Lake Sevan, Ejmiatsin, Tsaghkadzor, Bjni, etc. 

Accommodation in Yerevan
- Previously, our summer and winter school participants have found great accommodation deals through Airbnb. Airbnb works perfectly in Yerevan, and it is very easy to search and find a proper place. ASPIRANTUM staff is always ready to guide you and help to find the best accommodation through Airbnb. Please also check our detailed guide about how to find accommodation in Yerevan

- Several scholarships are available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Persian language summer school. For details on scholarships, please check our "scholarships" section.
Each summer school participant may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will offer applicants an official invitation letter to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or WhatsApp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan at +374-91-557978

To apply, please fill in the application form below.


  • “ASPIRANTUM’s summer program is one of, if not the, best way to learn Armenian over the summer. The length of the program, the environment, and, most importantly, the quality of teaching made it a productive and educational experience.”
    Anna Mehrabyan
    Assistant Editor, Council on Foreign Relations, USA
  • “Choosing to take the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language course was one of the best decisions that I have made. Though my ASPIRANTUM program was just three weeks, everything that I learned will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
    Eric Vartany
  • “I knew barely no Armenian when I arrived, the alphabet, a vague inkling of the grammar, some words, and by the time I left I was able to understand the logic of most texts I came across, and to become independent in my studies.”
    Miguel Monteiro
    MA student, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • “My expectations were high, and yet I was pleasantly surprised. I left the course with a thorough understanding of the grammar, a fundamental vocabulary, and all the resources to build upon it myself.”
    Rasmus Thorsø Nielsen
    PhD student, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • “As a multi-language learner, the Armenian language classes were the best of the classes I have taken so far. In class we learned vocabulary and grammar, and practiced each of speaking, listening, writing and reading. The class consisted of both learner at intermediate level of Armenian and learner at elementary level, and everyone realized progress in their Armenian.”
    Chihiro Taguchi
    Student, Department of Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • “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 Blankenship
    Arabic Program Director, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of South Carolina, MA, Harvard University
  • “The summer school staff made Armenia an experience I'll never forget. I am very pleased with this experience and, if I have the opportunity, I'll return again to Yerevan to attend another language summer school with ASPIRANTUM.”
    Leonardo De Santis
    BA student, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy
  • “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 Matheou
    PhD Candidate, University of Oxford, UK
  • “I warmly recommend all future students, whether they are beginners or advanced students (in small or bigger groups), to participate in the unique ASPIRANTUM summer school concept. The secret is the set-up of the course being fully immersed in the language and culture of Armenia. Thanks to this approach I overcame my barrier and started to communicate at simple level and picking up conversations.”
    Rene Bekius
    Researcher, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • “The participation in the Summer School for Armenian Studies will be remembered as one of my most fruitful and pleasant study experiences. Intense and well organized program, high educational standards, good accommodation, kind and generous attitude, in short – ASPIRANTUM Summer School is highly recommended!”
    Yana Tchekhanovets
    Archaeologist, PhD candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


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