Testimonial by Eva Kuras

PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

2 weeks 2021 Learn Persian Through the Shahname

The “Learn Persian through the Shahname” course was an invaluable experience. The instructor used his deep knowledge of the Persian language, the Shahname itself, and a little linguistics to help us navigate important passages of the text. He gave us tips on how to familiarize ourselves with the particularities of reading classical Persian texts. It was a very congenial atmosphere with a small group of enthusiastic participants. I highly recommend this course.

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Other Testimonials.

Raha Rafii

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK

“The pedagogy was excellent, and the classes were organized to reinforce the previous day’s learning while going over the next assignment, a very effective strategy for retaining large amounts of new information in a short, intensive period (and on Zoom, no less!).”

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Asael Benyami

MA student, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

“As a long time and advanced learner of Persian, I was highly impressed by the quality of the instruction and gained myself much from it.”

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Piotr Szustakiewicz

MA student, University of Warsaw, Poland

“The course ”Learn Persian Through the Shahname” in which I took part in September 2020 was a wonderful experience.”

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