Testimonial by Gavin Lyness

Student, United States Military Academy at West Point

16 weeks 2024 Persian Language Semester Program

My experience with the Aspirantum Persian Language Program was nothing short of life changing. I was able to not only improve my Farsi, but I was also able to experience what life is like in day-to-day Armenia. Each day the instructors gave us challenging assignments to complete as they felt that we needed to be held to a high standard, but they always motivated us to continue to improve. This approach allowed me to grow not only in the different aspects of language, such as reading, writing, and speaking, but also as a person. The program was designed in a very effective way that allowed us to not only improve out language skills, but also our regional expertise of Armenia, Iran, and other surrounding areas. By spending just 4 months in Armenia, I was able to get a very nuanced look into life outside the US in every aspect. My culturally understanding of the region shifted dramatically, and my new perspectives will allow me to better communicate with people dissimilar to me for the rest of my life. I wish I could have spent more time with the great instructors and classmates I had while studying in Armenia, and I fully recommend this program to all. You will not regret it.

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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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Rafay Muhammad Yousuf

Student, University of Oxford, UK

“I believe one of the things I will cherish from this course will be the phenomenal expertise of our teachers and the opportunity to have learnt from them for the duration of our study in Armenia.”

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Max Ibrahimi

MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies with Persian, SOAS, UK

“With a new topic each week and classes every day, new students will find their vocabularies subconsciously expanding at a surprising pace. I highly recommend this course to Persian language students of all levels.”

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Anwar Omeish

Graduate Student, University of Oxford, UK

“The daily reading, speaking, and listening exercises played a huge role in making me feel more comfortable with Persian overall, and it was a great balance between Persian that is useful for academic contexts and Persian that is useful for more everyday contexts.”

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