Armenian language summer school

3 weeks

From Jul 07, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019

Yerevan, Armenia

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Apply by Apr 20, 2019

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 July 27 (3 weeks), 2019. This 21 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.

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes its fifth International

This 21 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 3 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 60 hours, divided into 15 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 4, 8 or 10 weeks.

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.

Lectures will be held in Armenian and/or English.

You may check the testimonials of our alumni below.

The participation fee is 1790 USD for 3 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.

  • “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 Shakarian
    PhD student, Ohio State University, USA
  • “I arrived with no knowledge of modern Armenian and at the end of only three weeks I felt able to have some basic conversations and to read fluently a text. I highly suggest to participate in one of these Summer Schools to have a totally new view of what learning a language can be.”
    Salvatore Bellavia
    MA student, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • “I can honestly say that the ASPIRANTUM language classes were among the best I have ever attended. The three weeks of the language classes provided the perfect opportunity to acquire a profound insight into Modern Eastern Armenian. I would like to encourage everyone (beginners as well as advanced learners) who is interested in Modern Eastern Armenian to attend the ASPIRANTUM language classes.”
    Thomas Jurczyk
    PhD candidate and Research Assistant, Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • “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

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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Other Courses.

Armenian Language Summer School, from Jul 07, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019 (6 weeks)

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.

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