Persian Language Summer School

3 weeks

From Jul 07, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019

Yerevan, Armenia

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Apply by Apr 20, 2019

Classes will start on July 8th and will include lectures, seminars and presentations. Once a week classes of Persian language will be followed by a lecture on different topics of Iranian linguistics, literature and history. During the summer school several cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes its third International Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 07 to July 27 (3 weeks), 2019.

You may also apply to ASPIRANTUM's 6 weeks Persian Language Summer School here: https://aspirantum.com/courses/persian-language-summer-school-07-jul-17-aug-2019-yerevan-armenia 

This 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Persian, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Farsi.

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 Persian language will be followed by a lecture on different topics of Iranian linguistics, literature and history.

This Farsi 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 Persian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Iranian Studies and Iran.

The 3 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Persian 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 Iranian 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 Persian 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 Iranian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

Lectures will be held in Persian and/or English.

Previously we had organized a Persian language summer school in 2018. You may check the testimonials of our alumni below.

The participation fee is 1790 USD for 3 weeks Persian 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.

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 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 Sawhney
    BA student, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, USA
  • “Learning Persian language was not limited to in-class exercises because daily homework kept me busy in the afternoon, and even at nights. I even had a dream in Persian language at the end of my sixth week.”
    Bihter Esener
    PhD student, Art history, Koc University, Turkey
  • “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 Petrillo
    BA student, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • “My expectations were not just met but vastly exceeded. I would highly recommend ASPIRANTUM’s Persian Language summer school as well as the other language schools organized by them.”
    Jeremy Allen
    BA student, McGill University, Canada
  • “I cannot recommend the Persian program enough. This program was very challenging, yet flexible enough for postgraduate students who are also doing summer research in Armenia. I would certainly come back for another summer.”
    Jessica Page
    MPhil candidate in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Oxford University, UK
  • “Due to the pace of the course and it’s intensive nature, I think I can say that my vocabulary, reading, and speaking skills expanded astronomically. I had a great time and learned a lot.”
    Michelle Al-Ferzly
    PhD Student, University of Michigan, USA
  • “I participated in the three weeks program of the Persian summer school, and I can say truly that I had a great experience - educational and social. In the weekends we had trips outside of Yerevan to different places in Armenia, and this was really great, also after classes we had sometime different activities like going to museum or a tour in a Brandi factory.”
    Moran Fararo
    MA student, Mandel School for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • “Now six weeks have passed, they were full of daily exciting Persian classes and weekend adventures in the dreamy Armenian nature. Thank you ASPIRANTUM for making my experience unforgettable!”
    Oula Alrifai
    Master's Candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
  • “The ASPIRANTUM intensive summer program was a wonderful experience because it provided both intensive instruction in Persian and numerous opportunities to travel within Armenia. I highly recommend this summer course.”
    Rachel Cochran
    PhD student in History, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 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 Conrad
    PhD student, Princeton University, USA

Scholarships.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for US students

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program for US students

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Scholarships for Persian language courses from ARMACAD

Up to $300 five scholarships will be offered by ARMACAD to participants whose research interests are in the fields of modern economic and political relations of Iran and Armenia (or other countries in the Caucasus region).

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Soudavar Memorial Foundation full scholarship for ASPIRANTUM Persian language summer school, Yerevan

Soudavar Memorial Foundation offers one full scholarship in the amount of $3590 for the 6 weeks summer school. Nationals of any country can apply for this scholarship.

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“Iran and the Caucasus” scholarships for Persian language courses

Up to $300 five scholarships will be offered by International journal Iran and the Caucasus editorial to participants, whose research interests are in the fields of Iranian linguistics.

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Other Courses.

Persian 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 Persian 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 Iranian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

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