Check Upcoming Persian Language Courses
Persian Language Summer School, from Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024 (8 weeks (or 4-7 weeks))
The Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM, is organizing a Persian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. The program will last for 8 weeks, starting from July 7 to August 30, 2024. Interested participants can also choose a shorter program of 4, 5, 6, or 7 weeks. To get more information and to apply, please refer to the details provided below.Learn More
Learn Persian Through Rumi's Masnavi, from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 22, 2024 (3 weeks)
Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is inviting you to apply to the “Learn Persian through Rumi’s Masnavi” online course. The full course will last for 3 weeks. This online course will start on March 04, 2024 and will last till March 22, 2024.Learn More
Introduction to the Iranian languages, from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024 (2 weeks)
This brief yet comprehensive course is intended to introduce the Iranian languages, their grammar, history, politics, geography, genetic relationships, etymology, etc. During the two weeks (25 hours) of the course, students will acquire a solid foundation in Iranian linguistics, get familiar with separate Iranian languages (such as Persian, Tajiki, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Talyshi, etc.), learn the etymology of numerous interesting words, and eventually, get helpful instructions in case they want to pursue their studies further.Learn More
Learn Persian through Saadi’s Golestan, from Feb 12, 2024 to Mar 01, 2024 (3 weeks)
Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is inviting you to apply to the “Learn Persian through Saadi’s Golestan” online course. The course will last for 3 weeks. This online course will start on February 12, 2024, and will last till March 1, 2024.Learn More
Persian Language Semester Program, from Aug 18, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024 (16 weeks)
Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing the seventh 16-week Persian language semester program in Yerevan, Armenia. The seventh 16-week semester program of Persian language will start on August 18, 2024, and will last till December 6, 2024 (111 days, 300 hours of Persian language instruction).Learn More
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
“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
“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 EsenerPhD 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 PetrilloBA 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 AllenBA 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 PageMPhil 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-FerzlyPhD 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 FararoMA 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 AlrifaiMaster'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 CochranPhD 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 ConradPhD student, Princeton University, USA
Scholarships for Persian Language Courses
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.View
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.View
Scholarships for Persian language courses from ARMACAD
ARMACAD is offering 10 scholarships to students who meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in learning Persian in Armenia.View
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.View
“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.View