Testimonial by Benjamin Khoo

Independent Researcher, Singapore

3 weeks 2020 Online Persian Language School

I spent three very enjoyable weeks learning Persian online with Professor Vardan Voskanian. It was a well-structured course and I enjoyed the classes very much. 

I am thankful for the friendship and instruction of Professor Vardan Voskanian, who is always knowledgeable, kind and humorous. Even though it was all conducted via Zoom, it was a stimulating environment for discussing all things under the Persian sun and it was especially rewarding to learn from his infectious passion for etymology, poetry and language. 

Overall, this three-weeks course has been a great exposure to the Persian language and I benefitted very much from the broad range of topics covered, the many insightful conversations and the many detailed explorations and explanations. I also learned a lot from my peers, Max and Carson, who were wonderful students and very knowledgeable as well. I gained a deeper appreciation of the politics, arts, culture and history of Iran and my vocabulary is undoubtedly enriched. I warmly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to deepen his/her knowledge of the language. 

Finally, I am thankful to ASPIRANTUM for arranging this iteration despite the differences in time-zones. I believe this flexibility has made for many fruitful and interesting conversations across the world.

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Our Persian language courses are open to anyone with upper elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Persian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of our participants in mind. Students as well as researchers working in Iranian Studies and relevant fields will benefit the most from our courses.

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