Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing Armenian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. The 6 weeks Armenian language summer school will start on July 4, 2021 and will last till August 14, 2021. Applicants may also request to participate in a longer program.
Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing its annual Armenian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. The 3 weeks Armenian language summer school will start on July 4, 2021 and will last till July 24, 2021.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Armenian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
2021 Armenian language summer school will help the participants to become skillful in written and oral modern Eastern Armenian. Reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods may also be included in the curriculum.
The 3 weeks Armenian language summer school includes 60 hours of intensive Armenian language teaching during 15 days (from Monday till Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Armenian language instruction for 4 hours. The classes start in the mornings and the schedule is the following:
09:00 - 10:00 - Armenian language class
10:00 - 10:10 - Coffee Break
10:10 - 11:10 - Armenian language class
11:10 - 11:20 - Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:30 - Armenian language class
12:30 - 12:40 - Coffee Break
12:40 - 13:40 - 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 modern Armenian language.
Vocabulary: During the 3 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 600 new Armenian words.
Listening: The participants will learn the Armenian also through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Armenian realities.
Speaking: Every day the Armenian language classes will include role plays to exercise speaking through discussions and conversations.
Writing: Each day the participants of the Armenian language class 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 as well as news of the day.
This Armenian language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years-old.
The summer school 2021 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language groups during the last 7 years have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have upper elementary, lower intermediate and intermediate level of Armenian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or advanced classes of Armenian.
The deadline to apply to the 3 weeks 2021 Armenian language summer school is April 30, 2021.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
The participation fee is 1980 USD for the 3 weeks Armenian Language course.
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips, 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, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.
If you apply before March 10, 2021 and make the payment by March 15, 2021 the participation fee will be $1830
To apply please fill in the application form below.
Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before June 10, 2021 online or via a wire bank transfer.
Trips in Armenia
During the 3 weeks international Armenian language summer school 3 trips will be organized to the most popular cultural heritage sites of Armenia. On the first day (4 July 2021, Sunday) the school will start with a trip to the Garni pagan temple and Geghard Monastery. During 2 other weekends the participants will have guided trips to Amberd fortress and Lake Sevan.
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 an accommodation in Yerevan.
There are several scholarships available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Armenian language summer school. For details on scholarships, please check our "scholarships" section.
Each participant of the winter school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.
Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
“The teaching program and teacher were professional on one hand but also very flexible on the other.”
Jakub OsieckiPost-Doc, Jagiellonian University, Poland
“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 SantisBA student, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy
“The ASPIRANTUM Armenian Language Summer School greatly enhanced my Eastern Armenian speaking, reading, and writing skills. We had an excellent group of students in our class from different countries, all of whom balanced their serious academic interest with good wit and humor.”
Pietro ShakarianPhD student, Ohio State University, USA
“Armenian studies summer school was the experience which made my dream about visiting Armenia and speaking Armenian come true. I already know I will return for sure as I´ve found new inspirations and ideas for my research and now I have even bigger motivation to develop my language skills – maybe in the Winter School this time.”
Simona ResekováGraduate Student, Department of General History and Department of Romance Studies at Charles University, Prague
Scholarships for Armenian Language Courses
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Short Term International Grants for Armenian Studies
The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is giving the possibility to qualified students, academics and researchers in Armenian Studies to participate in activities related to their field of studies, encouraging academic interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas. The maximum grant amount will be based on proposals received, but shall not exceed 5,000 USD.View
Scholarships for Persian or Armenian language courses from CHESSIFY
Chessify is announcing scholarships for students in Armenian or Iranian Studies and relevant fields to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s 3 weeks Armenian language summer school or Persian language summer school 2021 in Yerevan, Armenia.View
Melik-Bakhshyan Full Scholarship to Learn Armenian in Yerevan
Up to 6 Melik-Bakhshyan scholarships are available for eligible applicants to learn Armenian in Yerevan.View