Mejlis Institute Intensive Summer Persian Programs 2021

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Mejlis Institute in Armenia is pleased to announce two new programs for beginner/intermediate and advanced students of Persian:

 

Mejlis Institute Intensive Summer Program 2021: Understanding Modern Iran through Film and Literature
July 5–August 13, 2021

(the course is currently planned as an in-person program, but it may be moved online in response to Covid-19 restrictions; please check for updates)
This intensive summer course is designed for students who have already attained upper intermediate or advanced level of Persian and would like not only to improve their language skills further but also gain a deeper understanding of the culture of modern Iran. The course will last six weeks, and every week will be devoted to particular topics, such as politics and the regime, gender and sexuality, family, migration, tradition and modernity, education, language, literature, arts and censorship etc. Every day in the morning (9 am–1 pm) students will be reading and discussing works of modern Persian prose related to the topics of the week and twice per week in the evenings (7–10 pm) they will attend film screenings. Each screening will be prefaced with a short introductory lecture by one of the instructors and followed by a curated discussion. The list of films includes both classics of Iranian cinematography and lesser-known films. All discussions will be held in Persian, and participants of the program can expect not only to significantly expand their vocabulary but also to make a great progress in their speaking and aural comprehension skills. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.  For more information, please visit the program’s web page.
 
  
Mejlis Institute Summer Beginner/Intermediate Persian

June 7–August 21, 2021 
(the course is currently planned as an in-person program, but it may be moved online in response to Covid-19 restrictions; please check for updates)

This intensive course is designed for beginner and intermediate-level learners of Persian who would like to make quick progress over the summer. A typical day of instruction will include two hours of work on grammar and reading/writing and an hour dedicated to developing speaking and aural comprehension skills. By the end of the course students will have covered most topics in elementary/intermediate grammar of Persian and should feel confident communicating both in speaking and writing on a variety of familiar topics. A special emphasis will be placed on vocabulary, and course participants should expect to have mastered 500-1000 by the end of the course. The course will be taught in Persian, with more English translations and explanations offered in the beginning of the course and less towards the end. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. For more information, please visit the program’s web page.