Armenian Language Summer School

6 weeks

From Jul 07, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019

Yerevan, Armenia

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Apply by Apr 20, 2019

Our courses are open to anyone with upper elementary (knowledge of alphabet, some reading and knowledge of basic grammar concepts) or intermediate knowledge of the Armenian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as post-docs and professors who work in Armenian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes its fifth International Armenian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 07 to Aug 17 (3 weeks), 2019.

This 42 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.

During the summer school several cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

On the first day (July 07, Sunday) the program will be launched in Garni, built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the god Mithra/Mihr. In the evening the group will travel to Yerevan for an opening dinner.

Classes will start on July 8th and will include lectures, seminars and presentations. Once a week classes of Armenian language will be followed by a lecture on different topics of Armenian linguistics, literature and history.

This Armenian Language Summer School is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Armenian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Armenian Studies and Armenia.

The 6 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 120 hours, divided into 30 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Another 5 hours is devoted to lectures on Armenian linguistics, literature and history.

Upon request the summer school duration may be 8 or 10 weeks.Lectures will be held in Armenian and/or English.

You may check the testimonials of our alumni below.

The participation fee is 3590 USD for 6 weeks Armenian Language course.

Application deadline is April 20, 2019.

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.

There are several scholarships available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Armenian language winter school. For details on scholarships, please check our "scholarships" section.

Each participant of the summer school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

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.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before May 10, 2019 online or via a wire bank transfer.

For questions and inquiries please contact [email protected] or whatsapp

Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan
([email protected])
+374-91-557978

Testimonials.

  • “I found the Armenian Studies Summer School a very rewarding experience. The program was full with classes, trips and activities that enabled me to learn a lot about Armenia’s past and present.”
    Alyson Wharton
    Lecturer, School of History and Heritage, University of Lincoln, UK
  • “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 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

Teachers.

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Sona Mnatsakanyan

Instructor of Armenian Language

Sona Mnatsakanyan teaches Armenian with passion and inspiration, thus motivating students to learn the language with patience and love.

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Vahram Danielyan

Professor of Armenian Literature

Vahram Danielyan is an assistant professor at the Department of Modern Armenian Literature, YSU and also teaches Armenian language and literature at the American University of Armenia.

Scholarships.

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.

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