I found this course immensely valuable for learning about the peculiarities of classical Persian. The course design and syllabus, along with Ruben's incredible language and teaching skills, made this course a valuable learning experience. Far from being a one-sided flow of knowledge, the students were actively encouraged to think over complex terms and sentences and come up with their own interpretation of the text, which were then incorporated into discussions on the text. I especially liked how Ruben engaged with every individual student in the group and paid attention to small details in the text. Although designed as a brief course, it offers a peek into the fascinating world of classical Persian. I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone interested in classical Persian.
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Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA
“Everyone at ASPIRANTUM is so friendly and knowledgeable; I cannot recommend this program highly enough! I love how ASPIRANTUM uses the classics of Persian literature to teach the language in an engaging and immediately gratifying way.”Read Testimonial
PhD student, University of Chicago, USA
“I am glad to have taken this short but thorough online course at ASPIRANTUM. In just a week of reading the Qabus-nama together with our instructor, Ruben Nikoghosyan, I learned a lot about early classical Persian that is often not taught explicitly or systematically enough when these older texts are approached from the perspective of modern Persian studies.”Read Testimonial
Georgetown University in Qatar
“My brief but immensely fulfilling experience with Persian lessons left an indelible mark on me. I am deeply grateful for the expertise, dedication, and warmth of my instructor; I eagerly anticipate continuing this enriching journey of discovery.”Read Testimonial