Testimonial by Modje Taavon

Ph.D. Student, Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

3 weeks 2023 Middle Persian (Pahlavi) Online School

Aspirantum’s Middle Persian / Pahlavi course has been one of the best intensive introductions to a language I’ve ever taken. Ruben is an incredible instructor with a wide breadth of knowledge of the Persian language and literature across time, which greatly enriches the study of Pahlavi, its literature, and its grammar. Ruben is also very generous with his time, his knowledge, and his resources. The course is also very well-structured; the homework translations and in class review is incredibly useful when attempting to study a new language. I would recommend this course to any student of classical and medieval Iranian history, Persian literature and language, and I look forward to future courses.

Interested? Check Upcoming Persian Language Courses!

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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Kristof Szitar

PhD in Islam in India, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

“The fact that Armenian has retained a staggering number of Middle Iranian loan words, and Ruben’s ability to masterfully cast light on such historical linguistics contacts, makes ASPIRANTUM the ideal place for studying Middle Persian.”

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Marc Tipold

PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany

“I highly recommend Middle Persian courses to anyone interested in late antique Persian history and culture and Persia in general.”

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Radosław Binkiewicz

MA student, Iranian Studies, University of Warsaw

“I'm really glad I took part in the Persian (Pahlavi) Online School. It was probably my best decision of the pandemic period. Not only did it allow me to broaden my knowledge of the beautiful Pahlavi, but also helped me to make contact with other researchers in this field of study.”

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