Testimonial by Taylor Stone

Undergraduate Student, Portland State University, USA

2 weeks 2023 Learn Persian Through the Shahname

My knowledge not only about the Shahnameh but how to navigate it in Persian has drastically increased in just three days. 

Even through the natural difficulties of attending an online class, Professor Ruben is able to communicate his depth of knowledge, passion about etymology, and his love for the stories themselves. 

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to spend my Spring Break this way. I have a renewed confidence to keep studying and attempt language gains that I had previously deemed too daunting before this class. 

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Asael Benyami

MA student, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

“As a long time and advanced learner of Persian, I was highly impressed by the quality of the instruction and gained myself much from it.”

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Raha Rafii

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK

“The pedagogy was excellent, and the classes were organized to reinforce the previous day’s learning while going over the next assignment, a very effective strategy for retaining large amounts of new information in a short, intensive period (and on Zoom, no less!).”

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Sandra Williams

PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan, USA

“I would consider taking this course again to practice reading more of the manuscript. I highly recommend the “Learn Persian Through the Shahnameh” course to anyone interested in medieval Persian literature or learning about the evolution of the language.”

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