Testimonial by Rudabeh Gray

Student, SOAS, UK

10 weeks (or 5-9 weeks) 2025 Persian Language Summer School

I loved my time at Aspirantum. It was truly a delight and privilege to be taught by Vardan, who was endlessly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Persian language. Being in his class was an outstanding academic experience, and the summer course we took at Aspirantum will always be a huge part of my journey in learning Farsi. Vardan and Ruben were such patient and kind mentors, and I felt both supported and stimulated by both of them. The whole Aspirantum team was unbelievably kind to us over the summer, and the weekend trips organized by Khachik allowed us to combine our academic experience with a cultural one, and it was so wonderful to be able to explore beautiful Armenia alongside our studies. Vardan’s classes combined very immersive language instruction with a stream of fascinating linguistic explanations. I feel very lucky to have participated in Aspirantum! And I very much hope to return to Yerevan one day to see Khachik, Vardan, Ani, Ruben, Tigran, and Mary again. 

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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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“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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Natalia Galgos

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“It was a unique setting to learn Persian, and the classes were tailor-made to our interests and capacities, with the possibilities of after classes too. I would recommend this experience to anyone that is interested in taking on such an adventure and who is not only looking for a language course but a way to make new friends and encounters!”

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