Check Upcoming Persian Language Courses
Persian Language Semester Program and Internship, from Jan 14, 2024 to May 04, 2024 (16 weeks)
Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing the fifth 16-week Persian language semester program in Yerevan, Armenia. The fifth 16-week semester program of Persian language will start on January 14, 2024, and will last till May 4, 2024 (111 days, 300 hours of Persian language instruction).Learn More
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
Join us for our 2023 Persian language winter school, open to international participants. Our program values hands-on learning, networking opportunities, personalized tutoring, academic discussions, delicious cuisine, and exciting travel excursions. Our winter session, lasting 4-8 weeks, will begin on November 5, 2023, and conclude on December 29, 2023. We are grateful for your dedication to learning Persian and are committed to providing an unforgettable educational experience. We encourage you to apply and look forward to welcoming you to our program. Thank you.
The School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is pleased to welcome international participants to apply for the upcoming Persian language winter school. The program is set to take place in Yerevan, Armenia, from November 5 to December 29, 2023. We encourage interested individuals to submit their applications and join us for this exciting opportunity.
The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Persian language summer and winter school alumni are available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials
In 2023, a winter school program spanning 56 days (or 28-49) will offer participants the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in written and spoken modern Persian, develop the ability to read and analyze Persian texts from various eras, and rapidly expand their knowledge of colloquial Persian.
The winter school for the Persian language provides a comprehensive program with either 160 or 80-140 hours of intensive language classes, spanning over 40 or 20-35 days of teaching from Monday to Friday. Each day includes 4 hours of Persian language instruction, starting in the morning. See the following schedule for more details:
09:00 (14:00) - 10:00 (15:00) - Persian language class
10:00 (15:00) - 10:10 (15:10) - Coffee Break
10:10 (15:10) - 11:10 (16:10) - Persian language class
11:10 (16:10) - 11:20 (16:20) - Coffee Break
11:20 (16:20) - 12:20 (17:20) - Persian language class
12:20 (17:20) - 12:30 (17:30) - Coffee Break
12:30 (17:30) - 13:30 (18:30) - Persian language class (fourth and final class)
In the winter classes for the Persian language, we will cover the following components daily to enhance the participants' knowledge of the language swiftly:
Grammar: In class every day, the fundamental grammatical concepts of the modern Persian language will be covered.
Vocabulary: Over the course of 4-8 weeks, it is expected that participants will acquire approximately 1000-2000 new Persian words. These words will encompass not only literary language but also those commonly used in everyday life.
Listening: Participants can learn the Persian language through a fun and engaging approach in our classes, which are expertly guided by experienced instructors. Our sessions include watching movies, listening to songs, and viewing short videos about interesting and amusing Iranian topics and realities, including news stories.
Speaking: In the Persian language classes, students are encouraged to practice speaking skills by engaging in discussions, conversations, and analyzing diverse texts and subjects daily.
Writing: In the Persian language class, daily assignments and homework will be given to the participants to complete for the following day. The homework will mainly consist of writing assignments, which will be evaluated by the teacher and discussed in the next day's Persian language class.
Reading: During the classes, students will engage in reading and discussing a variety of political texts, prose, poetry, conversations, and news daily. The curated corpus of texts includes works from notable Persian authors, daily conversations, and current news events.
This language school specializes in teaching Persian to individuals at least 18 years old. It aims to help participants make significant progress in understanding the language, including its grammar, colloquial speech, and literary style.
The Winter School for Persian Language in 2023 will consist of one group with a maximum of 12 participants. Typically, ASPIRANTUM's Persian language groups have had 2-11 students in the past two years. Participants are required to have a lower-intermediate to intermediate level of Persian language proficiency before commencing classes with ASPIRANTUM.
ASPIRANTUM offers Persian language schools that cater to the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, professors, and anyone who wants to learn Persian. The program is open to individuals with lower-intermediate and intermediate levels of Persian, and they are invited to apply for the winter school program from November 5 to December 29 in Yerevan.
You can find the syllabus of the course here: https://aspirantum.com/curriculum/persian-intermediate-syllabus
Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend the 2023 Persian language winter school! The application deadline is September 21, 2023.
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
Deadline for discounted fee:
August 10, 2023 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).
The participation fee is:
$5490 - 8 weeks. Below, in the application form, you may also select a 4-7 weeks program.
$4990 - 7 weeks
$4490 - 6 weeks
$3990 - 5 weeks
$3490 - 4 weeks
If you apply before August 5, 2023, and make the payment by August 10, 2023, the participation fee will be:
$4990 - 8 weeks
$4490 - 7 weeks
$3990 - 6 weeks
$3590 - 5 weeks
$2990 - 4 weeks
This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips and 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, or 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 October 5, 2023.
Trips in Armenia
- During the eight weeks of international Persian language winter school, four trips will be organized to Armenia's most famous cultural heritage sites - Garni, Geghard, Amberd fortress, Lake Sevan, Ejmiatsin, Tsaghkadzor, Bjni, etc..
Accommodation in Yerevan
- Previously, our summer and winter school participants have found great accommodation deals through Airbnb. Airbnb works perfectly in Yerevan, and it is very easy to search and find a proper place. ASPIRANTUM staff is always ready to guide you and help to find the best accommodation through Airbnb. Please also check our detailed guide about how to find accommodation in Yerevan.
- 10 ARMACAD scholarships are available.
Each summer school participant may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.
- Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will offer applicants an official invitation letter to support scholarship and travel grant applications.
For questions and inquiries, please get in touch with [email protected] or WhatsApp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan at +374-91-557978
To apply, please fill in the application form below.
“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
“Daily Persian classes expanded my vocabulary, improved my speaking abilities and introduced me to some lovely classical poetry.”
Avanti DivanBA student, Princeton University, USA
“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
“The winter session exceeded all my expectations. I was able to learn Persian at a rapid pace, while also exploring Yerevan with new friends.”
Nancy KoMPhil Candidate, Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford
“The quality of teaching was excellent, with a good balance between grammar, reading, speaking and listening.”
Olivia BookerArtist, UK
Maryam TorabiInstructor of Persian Language
Maryam Torabi, an expert in Medieval Armenian & Persian literature, holds a master's in General Linguistics. Currently pursuing a Yerevan State University doctoral dissertation on Sayat-Nova's language, she advances research & promotes cultural understanding through publications & teaching.
Ruben NikoghosyanInstructor of Persian Language
Mr. Nikoghosyan has read the Shahname not only in Persian but also has carefully studied the Armenian, Russian, English and German translations of this masterpiece. He knows the history of every single word in Shahname and is going to share his knowledge with students in an impressive manner.
Intermediate Persian Syllabus
Each day’s lesson is a combination of grammar, reading, listening, conversation, drills and exercises. Reading includes various types of materials, from standard and media texts to modern and classical literature, poetry and prose. As a requirement of an intensive course, students are highly recommended to prepare ahead for each coming lesson—review the grammar, read the material(s) for the following lesson and do the homework: composition, listening to the audios, watching the videos and some exercises to optimize their contribution in the class and speed up their pace of learning.Learn More