Persian Language Winter School
8 weeks (or 4-7 weeks), from Nov 03, 2024 to Dec 27, 2024

Yerevan, Armenia

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Price: $5,490

Discounted Price: $4,990 (If payment done until Aug 07, 2024)

Join us for our 2024 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 3, 2024, and conclude on December 27, 2024. 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 3 to December 27, 2024. 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 2024, 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.

Levels:

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 2024 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 3 to December 27 in Yerevan.

You can find the syllabus of the course here: https://aspirantum.com/curriculum/persian-intermediate-syllabus

Regular Deadline

Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend the 2024 Persian language winter school! The application deadline is October 3, 2024.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Deadline for discounted fee:
August 15, 2024 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).

Participation fee:
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

Discount:
If you apply before August 7, 2024, and make the payment by August 10, 2024, 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 10, 2024.

Trips in Armenia
- During the eight weeks of international Persian language winter school, 2 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

Scholarships
Each summer school participant may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.
You can apply for ARMACAD scholarship here: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships/scholarships-for-persian-language-courses-from-armacad

- 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

Important Notice Regarding Summer School Applications: Your Attention Required

Dear Applicants,

It has come to our attention that there might have been some oversight in communication. We understand that life gets busy, but it's crucial for us to maintain effective communication throughout the application process.

Over the past decade, we've encountered numerous instances of what we refer to as "ghost applications." These are applications from individuals who, after submitting their application, fail to respond to our subsequent emails despite multiple reminders. This pattern significantly slows down our process and creates unnecessary delays for all applicants.

We want to emphasize that our team invests significant time and effort into reviewing applications and ensuring a smooth application experience for all candidates. When applicants fail to respond to our emails, it not only disrupts our workflow but also reflects poorly on the professionalism and integrity of the application process.

To ensure fairness and transparency for all applicants, we have decided to implement a new policy. Moving forward, applicants who fail to respond to our communications without any prior notice will be listed on a dedicated page as "Ghost Applicants."

We genuinely hope that it doesn't come to this. Our aim is to foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding throughout the application process.

If, for any reason, you need more time or assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you and ensure a smooth application experience.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

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
  • “Daily Persian classes expanded my vocabulary, improved my speaking abilities and introduced me to some lovely classical poetry.”
    Avanti Divan
    BA 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 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
  • “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 Ko
    MPhil 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 Booker
    Artist, UK

Teachers

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Mahboubeh Jelodar

Instructor of Persian Language

Mahboubeh Jelodar's teaching of Persian intertwines arts and crafts, infusing the language with vivid colors, beauty, and flavor.

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Vardan Voskanian

Instructor of Persian Language

Vardan Voskanian has 26 years of experience teaching Persian to foreign students in an unforgettable manner.

Course Syllabus

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.

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Scholarships for Persian Language Courses

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.

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