Testimonial by Rasmus Thorsø Nielsen

PhD student, Leiden University, The Netherlands

3 weeks 2019 Armenian language summer school

I joined the 2019 ASPIRANTUM summer school in Eastern Armenian in order to sort out my quite scattered knowledge of the language and obtain a solid basis for actual comprehension, for use in my research. My expectations were high, and yet I was pleasantly surprised. I left the course with a thorough understanding of the grammar, a fundamental vocabulary, and all the resources to build upon it myself.

Classes were intense and the quality of teaching high. The teachers and remaining staff did everything to meet our expectations and wishes. Any minor issues, before and upon arrival, were taken care of promptly. Both as a student and person I felt very welcome and acknowledged.

Outside of classes, the field trips to the various beautiful places in Armenia were very well organized and left me with some unforgettable experiences. It was also great to meet many different people from around the world with a shared interest in learning new languages. 

Yerevan as a city is pleasant, interesting and easy to live in, and thanks to the excellent teaching and the never-failing hospitality of the whole ASPIRANTUM team, I had an overall fantastic experience. I fully recommend the language summer schools to anyone interested.

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