Testimonial by Ziyi Deng

MA in Persian, SOAS, UK

2 weeks 2023 Learn Persian Through the Shahname

Aspirantum's Shahnameh course is very impressive. I will recommend it to any Persian literature lover. 

Ruben is a great Classical Persian and Middle Persian researcher and a great tutor. Class delivery, pre-class preparation, and post-lesson homework are all well organized and inspiring. 

I am amazed to see how much progress I have made in reading Persian poetry. And I believe this is the same magic happening to everyone participating. 

What's more, our course convener group is amazing. Khachick is always approachable and helped me with time difference management.

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Ed Shawe-Taylor

M.Phil., Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Oxford, UK

“The course was absolutely brilliant! I cannot recommend this course enough to anyone interested in broadening their understanding of classical Persian.”

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Modje Taavon

Ph.D. Student, Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

“The Aspirantum Shāhnāmeh class has been one of the saving graces of my graduate career. I would recommend this course to any student of Persian poetry or lover of Persian literature, and I look forward to future courses.”

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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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