This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Georgian language, deepen their knowledge of Georgian grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Georgian language course spanning 60 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.
ASPIRANTUM is pleased to announce its frst International Georgian Language Winter School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018.
This 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Georgian, reading and interpreting Georgian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Georgian.
During the winter school a cultural trip will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.
The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 22.
This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Georgian language, deepen their knowledge of Georgian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Georgian language course spanning 60 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.
ASPIRANTUM Georgian language winter school is open to anyone with upper elementary knowledge of the Georgian language. The Georgian language classes are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as postdocs and professors can benefit from it.
Our teacher of Georgian is a native speakers who has several years' experience in teaching Georgian as a foreign language in Georgia and abroad.
TO APPLY please fill in the application form below.
Participation fee is 1790 USD.
Application deadline is October 10, 2018.
Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before November 10, 2018 online or via a wire bank transfer.
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks.
We will not cover: Accommodation, 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 Georgian language winter school.
Each participant of the summer school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations. ARMACAD will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.
Previously ASPIRANTUM has organized academic summer and winter schools on Armenian Studies and Armenian Language. You may check the testimonials of our alumni below.
“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
“This winter school was one of the best, most challenging, and most rewarding language-learning experiences I have had. At the heart of Eastern Armenian program was Sona, the teacher of the course. Besides being a highly skilled instructor, she comes up with creative ways to make the language sink in, and avoids English to make it an immersive environment.”
Natasha BednarzBoston College graduate
“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 Armenian Studies Summer School was an experience I won't ever forget. I arrived in Armenia not really knowing anyone and not sure what to expect, but the Summer school staff, professors, and students made Armenia an experience I'll never forget.”
Erin BlankenshipArabic Program Director, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of South Carolina, MA, Harvard University
“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
“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 JurczykPhD 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 TchekhanovetsArchaeologist, PhD candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“After three weeks of learning with a great professor, Leili, and getting to know Khachik and the rest of the staff of ASPIRANTUM, I can say that I had one of the most enriching experiences of my life.”
Christian PetrilloBA student, University of Pennsylvania, USA
“Studying Persian with ASPIRANTUM in Yerevan was a rich experience. I can highly recommend the programme, and would even consider coming again next summer, if advanced level courses in Persian are offered.”
Simon ConradPhD student, Princeton University, USA
“The classes are intense but the quality of instruction is excellent and the curriculum is structured such that its beneficial to students with a wide range of academic focuses whether that be cultural, political, historical, etc.”
Asha SawhneyBA student, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, USA
Tamuna KoshoridzeInstructor of Georgian Language
As a professional linguist who has mastered also Ancient Greek and Latin Tamuna teaches Georgian with examples and patterns from all those languages her students may be familiar with.