Testimonial by Olivia Watkins

MA student, University of Edinburgh, UK

8 weeks (or 3-7 weeks) 2021 Persian Language Summer School

I participated in the 8-week Persian summer school with ASPIRANTUM and it was a very educational yet enjoyable experience.

The great thing about this program was it combined a sense of community and friendship alongside the educational aspects of the school. From a language perspective, my Persian progressed rapidly and could feel myself improving day by day. 

From a cultural perspective, ASPIRANTUM organized weekend trips where we could learn more about Armenian culture and see the beautiful Armenian countryside. 

Armenia is a stunning country with a wide range of landscapes and I really loved the trips to the countryside. 

I loved that the intermediate course was well-structured with a coherent daily structure and an overarching weekly topic. I also liked that the intermediate course did not focus on grammar but rather using the language through conversations, newspaper readings, and listening exercises. 

Overall I had a very enjoyable experience and would recommend the course to all students of the beautiful and poetic Persian language.

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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