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Armenian Language Winter School, from Nov 29, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020 (3 weeks)
With the hope that the corona virus pandemic will end we are announcing our 2020 Armenian language winter school. We invite international participants who are tired of staying home because of the pandemic and who hope that this situation will end soon, to take part in our 2020 Armenian language winter school. Although we also try to offer online classes of Armenian, we and our participants value classroom experience, networking opportunities, one to one tutoring, academic conversations, good food and traveling to wonderful destinations during our summer and winter courses. We appreciate your time and your commitment to learning Armenian and promise to organize an unforgettable Armenian language course for you. And this is why we ask and encourage you to apply and participate. Thank you.Learn More
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.
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 5, 2020 and will last till July 25, 2020.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Armenian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
2020 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 500 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 2020 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language groups during the last 6 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 2020 Armenian language summer school was March 31, 2020 but because of corona virus emergency worldwide we extended the deadline till May 15, 2020.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
The participation fee is 1890 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.
To apply please fill in the application form below.
Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before June 15, 2020 online or via a wire bank transfer (because of the corona virus emergency we extended the participation fee submission deadline and instead April 30 participants may submit the payment by June 15, 2020).
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 (5 July 2020, 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.
“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 MonteiroMA 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 NielsenPhD 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 TaguchiStudent, Department of Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
“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
“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