Russian Language Winter School 2018, Yerevan, Armenia

ASPIRANTUM - Armenian School of Languages and Cultures


October 20, 2018


All Russian language summer schools and Russian language winter courses are available here


ASPIRANTUM is pleased to announce its first International Russian Language 2 and 3 weeks winter school in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018 (2 weeks) and December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018 (3 weeks).

This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.

During the winter school cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15 (2 weeks) and December 22 (3 weeks).

This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Russian language, deepen their knowledge of Russian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Russian language course spanning 40 (2 weeks)-60 (3 weeks) hours, divided into 10 (2 weeks)-15 (3 weeks) days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.

ASPIRANTUM Russian language winter school is open to anyone with upper elementary knowledge of the Russian language. The Russian language classes are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as postdocs and professors can benefit from it.

Our teacher of Russian is a native speaker who has several years' experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language.

TO APPLY please click on the websites below and fill in the application form.

Russian Language 2 weeks Winter School (Dec 02 - Dec 15, 2018)

Russian Language 3 weeks Winter School (Dec 02 - Dec 22, 2018)

Participation fee is 1290 USD for the 2 weeks program and 1790 USD for the 3 weeks program.

Application deadline is October 20, 2018.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before November 10, 2018 online or via a wire bank transfer.

This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks.

We will not cover: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, insurance costs, visa costs, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia and in Armenia, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

There are several scholarships available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school.

Check some of the scholarships here:  

Each participant of the winter school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations. ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries please contact or whatsapp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan +374-91-557978


This is ASPIRANTUM’s first Russian language school. Below you may find some of the testimonials about ASPIRANTUM's Persian and Armenian language summer school organized in previous years.


The full list of testimonials is available here:  


“Studying Persian with ASPIRANTUM in Yerevan was a rich experience. I can highly recommend the programme, and would even consider coming again next summer, if advanced level courses in Persian are offered.”

Simon Conrad

PhD student, Princeton University, USA  


“After three weeks of learning with a great professor, Leili, and getting to know Khachik and the rest of the staff of ASPIRANTUM, I can say that I had one of the most enriching experiences of my life.”

Christian Petrillo

BA student, University of Pennsylvania, USA


“The classes are intense but the quality of instruction is excellent and the curriculum is structured such that its beneficial to students with a wide range of academic focuses whether that be cultural, political, historical, etc.”

Asha Sawhney

BA student, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, USA


“Now six weeks have passed, they were full of daily exciting Persian classes and weekend adventures in the dreamy Armenian nature. Thank you ASPIRANTUM for making my experience unforgettable!”

Oula Alrifai

Master's Candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University


“The language course and trip to Armenia far exceeded my expectations in every way. By the end of the course I had achieved more than I had expected and feel well-prepared to continue with self-study, until such time as I am able to attend another course, which I very much hope I will be able to do at some point.”

Rachel Dryden

PhD student at the University of Cambridge, UK


“The intensive winter course I participated in was a great experience not only of learning but also social and cultural. I highly recommend it. During the course we completed an entire overview of Armenian grammar in a very well structured and clear manner.”

Yakir Paz

Post-Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


“This is a unique and well run course, perfect for anyone hoping to make good progress in a short amount of time. I recommend the Armenian Language School to anyone learning Modern Eastern Armenian.”

Alyssa Maria Mathias

PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, UCLA, USA


“This winter school was one of the best, most challenging, and most rewarding language-learning experiences I have had. At the heart of Eastern Armenian program was Sona, the teacher of the course. Besides being a highly skilled instructor, she comes up with creative ways to make the language sink in, and avoids English to make it an immersive environment.”

Natasha Bednarz

Boston College, USA


“I was very pleased with my experience in Armenian language winter school 2016. The teacher and organizers were both personal and professional, responding very quickly to any and all inquiries and making everything about the application process and other logistical arrangements as smooth and painless as possible.”

Jesse Siragan Arlen

PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, USA

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