Testimonial by Tariq Mir

PhD Student in History, SOAS, UK

10 weeks (or 4-9 weeks) 2024 Persian Language Summer School

I would never have thought that there would be such a thriving language school in the heart of Armenia and in a language that I had been yearning to revive! My experience at the ASPIRANTUM Summer School has been one of the most fruitful of my academic career and has greatly benefitted my current doctoral research. Even after five weeks, I regained confidence in Persian. I greatly improved in aspects of the language that I was incredibly anxious about, in particular, my skills in speaking and composition. For a Ph.D. student, the Summer Course is ideal: as a short course, it doesn’t take too much time out of your doctoral research, and as an intensive course, you can see the improvements in your language skills from the very outset of the program. This is all done with the support and guidance of experts who know Persian and all the intricacies that go with it. I wholeheartedly recommend this course, and all other courses at ASPIRANTUM, to anyone interested in reviving their language skills in the beautiful and buzzing city of Yerevan!

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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Other Testimonials.

Patrick McCue

Master in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, USA

“With Yerevan’s rich history, the helpful teachers both willing and able to compellingly teach its story, and the weekend excursions through Armenia, you leave the program with a new level of appreciation and knowledge for the Persian language, the history of the region, and the culture of Armenia.”

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Lorenzo Saccon

DPhil Candidate, History Faculty, University of Oxford, UK

“I think the ASPIRANTUM Persian course was a perfect way to quickly improve my Farsi to a degree where I felt comfortable speaking with native speakers and capable of reading and understanding media in this language.”

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Rudabeh Gray

Student, SOAS, UK

“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.”

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