Persian Language Winter School

3 weeks

From Dec 02, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018

Yerevan, Armenia

Applications for this course are closed, check out upcoming courses.

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

This 21 days winter 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 Persian.

ASPIRANTUM Armenian School of Languages and cultures is announcing its second International Persian Language Winter School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02 till December 22 (3 weeks), 2018.

This 21 days winter 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 Persian.

During the winter school several cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

On the first day (December 02, 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 December 03 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 Persian Language Winter 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.

This 3 weeks winter 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.

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 postdocs and professors who work in Iranian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

Lectures will be held in Persian and/or English.

Previously ASPIRANTUM has organized academic summer and winter schools on Armenian and Persian Language. You may check the testimonials of our alumni here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials

The participation fee is 1790 USD.

Application deadline is October 10, 2018.

This price includes reading and writing materials during the classes, 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.

Scholarships

For available scholarships, please check the "Scholarships" section below.

Each participant of the winter school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

To apply please fill in the application form below.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before November 10, 2018 online or via a wire bank transfer.

For questions and inquiries please contact [email protected] or whatsapp

Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan +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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.

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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“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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Applications for this course are closed

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

Other Courses.

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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.

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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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