Testimonial by Gabriel Ross

Student, University of Oxford, UK

16 weeks 2022 Persian Language Semester Program and Internship

What makes the 16-week semester course at ASPIRANTUM Language School so great is the sheer depth and range of subjects that you have the opportunity to learn about during your time in Yerevan. Every day is a slightly different topic about Persia or Iran. This allows you to widen your scope of interest in regard to Persian studies. This is important and beneficial as it then allows you to find what part or parts of Persian studies interest you personally- for me, it was definitely the modern international politics of Iran as it allowed me to learn about Iran’s place on the world stage today and to speculate about what the future could hold for the Islamic Republic. Additionally, I really enjoyed learning about all the different ethnic groups that are in Iran and the historical relations between them - this section of the course definitely highlights the diverse infrastructure of groups in Iran and the problems that they have today and also in the past.

Additionally, the staff at Aspirantum Language School make your time here hugely beneficial. Khachik and his team are polite, friendly, and very accommodating to any problems you may have. They are also extremely knowledgeable and what makes that especially useful is that their expertise and willingness to indulge in the wide interests that anyone embarking on Persian studies may have, leads to interesting, academic debate and discussion in the classroom from which everyone can learn more.

Moreover, aside from the classroom, Apirantum Language School makes a real effort to show you the real Armenia. I can now say that I have experienced what this brilliant country has to offer, more than the average tourist. I have tried, visited, and experienced things and places that I never thought I would and for that, I only have Khachik and his team to thank.

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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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Grace Stapelberg

Student, University of Oxford, UK

“Thanks to the wonderful teachers at this program, my Persian has improved immensely. Learning with other students under the instruction of Professor Vardan and Ruben was an incredible experience.”

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Grace Martin

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

“The instructors are passionate, patient, and experts in their fields. You won’t find more qualified instructors anywhere else. Their vast knowledge of the language, its origins, and uses today is unmatched.”

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Mary Arnold

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

“While living in Armenia, I have been able to intensely study Persian for over 4 hours every day and communicate with my peers and professors through this language. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and were eager to help me in any way possible.”

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