Introduction to the Iranian languages Online Course

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Summer Program
June 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East History / Studies

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM organizes an "Introduction to the Iranian languages" online course. The 2 weeks online school will start on June 21, 2021, and will last till July 2, 2021. 

This 2 weeks online school will be organized on working days each week (5 days each week, 10 days during two weeks) and will include 25 hours of intensive teaching (2.5 hours during each day). 

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We are planning to start the online classes at 9 PM Yerevan time. This time is mainly comfortable for the students from European and American countries. Depending on applicants' geography, the time may be changed, and all applicants will be informed about the time changes before the course. 

The 2.5 hours class of each day will be divided into the following sections:

First class - Homework, Lecture, Presentation, and Discussion
Second class - Lecture, Presentation, and Discussion

The course is offered by Prof. Vardan Voskanian (Yerevan State University), who, besides having thorough knowledge in the theory of the Iranian languages, has masterly knowledge of Kurdish, Talyshi, Pashto, Tati, Dari, Tajiki, and several other Old, Middle and New Iranian and Indian languages and dialects (beside Persian, in which he has a native-speaker fluency).

Ruben Nikoghosyan will be the assistant professor of the course. Mr. Nikoghosyan has taught Middle Persian and Learn Persian through the Shahname online courses during 2020 and 2021 within ASPIRANTUM language school.

Everyone interested in Iranian studies, in general, should have at least some basic knowledge about the languages spoken in or outside Iran, which belong to this branch of Indo-European languages. You will be surprised to learn about the etymology of many Iranian words and may also be curious to know how different words, charged with significant and intricate cultural and religious concepts, have carried ideas into the different parts of the globe.

By taking part in this course, you will learn about ancient and new Iranian languages and the peoples who speak them, will deepen your knowledge of the culture, literature, and history of Iran and its neighbors will meet new people in a warm and friendly atmosphere of the (online) classroom. 

Keywords: Iranian studies; Iranian languages; Indo-Iranian branch; Persian, Kurdish, Pashto, Talyshi, Balochi, Tati; Avestan, Old Persian, Parthian, Middle Persian; Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan.

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