Testimonial by Audrey Vermillard

Graduate Student, INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), Paris

3 weeks 2021 Middle Persian (Pahlavi) Online School

This course was perfect in every way, and I must say, beyond my expectations. First of all, the course was very well structured with a good progression in the study of texts, the acquisition of vocabulary, and grammar structures. Not only were we able to progress quickly in Middle Persian but we’ve also had a very good insight into comparative linguistics features, as well as cultural backgrounds. The extra readings provided by Ruben between the classes were very precious and made this session even more complete. Needless to say that Ruben is a very knowledgeable instructor, always eager to share his (impressive) knowledge, as well as a very patient person, kind, receptive, and considerate towards his students. 

The studious yet friendly atmosphere of the class with the other great students was motivating and enjoyable. Taking part in this intensive session was a real pleasure and honor, and I would recommend this course a hundred times without any doubt!

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