We invite international participants to take part in our 2021 Armenian language winter school. We value classroom experience, networking opportunities, one-to-one tutoring, academic conversations, good food, and traveling to wonderful destinations during our Armenian summer and winter courses. The 2-week Armenian language summer school will start on November 28, 2021, and will last till December 10, 2021. 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.
ASPIRANTUM - School of languages and cultures invites international participants to apply and participate in the Armenian language winter school to be organized from November 28 till December 10, 2021, in Yerevan, Armenia.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Armenian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
2021 Armenian language 14 days’ winter school will help the participants master written and oral modern Armenian skills, read and interpret Armenian texts from different periods, and rapidly deepen their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.
The Armenian language winter school offers 40 hours of intensive Armenian language classes during ten teaching 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 or 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)
The Armenian language winter classes will cover the following components every day to foster the Armenian language knowledge of participants at a rapid pace:
Grammar: Every day, the class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Armenian language.
Vocabulary: During the three weeks course, it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 1000 new Armenian words from literary language and words used in everyday life.
Listening: The classes are scheduled so that participants, with the guidance of an experienced instructor, learn the Armenian language through songs and movies and watch and listen to the news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Armenian realities.
Speaking: Every day, the Armenian language classes will push the students to exercise their speaking abilities through discussions, conversations, and interpretations about different texts and topics.
Writing: Each day, the Armenian language class participants will have assignments and homework to complete for the next day. The homework will primarily involve writing assignments, and those will be assessed by the teacher and discussed the next day’s Armenian language class.
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, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Armenian language, deepen their understanding of Armenian grammar, colloquial speech, and literary language.
The Armenian language winter school 2021 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language groups during the last two years have usually had 2-11 students). The participants must have an upper elementary or lower-intermediate level of Armenian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. Below are the descriptions of mentioned levels:
1. Upper elementary level (A1-A2) :
You know the alphabet and can read words and expressions sometimes with difficulties; You can write words, expressions, and sentences in Armenian; You master certain typical phrases in Armenian and know how to write them; You barely understand the everyday Armenian language.
2. Lower intermediate level (A2) :
You have a certain amount of difficulty in understanding the Armenian language except in very precise situations; You are capable of having a simple conversation in Armenian; You understand a simple written text or isolated words in Armenian; You still make a lot of mistakes in expressions, vocabulary, and grammar.
Our instructors of the Armenian language have extensive experience teaching students of mentioned levels in one group so that all students have a rapid growth in their knowledge of the Armenian language. Depending on the number of students ASPIRANTUM Armenian language winter school may have two groups, where the students will be split according to their levels.
ASPIRANTUM’s Armenian language schools are organized so that undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professors, and anyone interested in learning Armenian benefit from it the most. So everyone with upper elementary, lower-intermediate, and intermediate levels of Armenian is welcome to apply and participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Armenian language winter school from November 28 till December 24 in Yerevan.
The deadline to apply to the 2021 Armenian language winter school is October 27, 2021.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
The participation fee is:
$990 - 2 weeks
(October 30 is the final date of payment. October 27 is the deadline to apply. To apply, please fill in the application form below).
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, and a cultural trip to Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery.
We will not cover Accommodation, insurance, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, 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 winter 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.
“This is a unique and well run course, perfect for anyone hoping to make good progress in a short amount of time. I recommend the Armenian Language School to anyone learning Modern Eastern Armenian.”
Alyssa Maria MathiasPhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA
“The teaching program and teacher were professional on one hand but also very flexible on the other.”
Jakub OsieckiPost-Doc, Jagiellonian University, Poland
“I was very pleased with my experience in Armenian language winter school 2016. The teacher and organizers were both personal and professional, responding very quickly to any and all inquiries and making everything about the application process and other logistical arrangements as smooth and painless as possible.”
Jesse Siragan ArlenPhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, USA
“The intensive winter course I participated in was a great experience not only of learning but also social and cultural. I highly recommend it. During the course we completed an entire overview of Armenian grammar in a very well structured and clear manner.”
Yakir PazPost-Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel