The Aspirantum Shahname course was an excellent course with only 1 drawback- I wish it could have been longer!
The teachers were experts in Shahname and constantly provided us with enlightening details while we tried to read the Shahname. While being quite difficult, we did not feel that the course was too intense as the teachers made us feel at such ease and guided us through the text so effortlessly.
There were also some wonderful chances to read from manuscripts and to look at the wonderful illustrations of various episodes in the Shahname.
I certainly feel inspired to carry on reading this incredible epic having attended this course.
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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.”Read More
PhD in Islam in India, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
“One of the greatest feats of the Shahname course is that it maintains a subtle balance between thoroughgoing scrutiny and active engagement with Modern Persian.”Read More
Associate Professor, Lafayette College, USA
“I was able to improve my Persian significantly while studying one of the most significant texts of medieval Iran and had fun being a part of the positive online learning community.”Read More