ASPIRANTUM - School of languages and cultures invites international participants to apply and take part in Persian, Armenian and Russian language winter schools to be organized from December 1 till December 21, 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia. Each language winter school offers 60 hours of intensive language classes during 15 days of teaching (from Monday till Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive a language instruction for 4 hours.
To see the details of each language school, the deadlines as well as the prices please follow the links below for each language.
During the Persian, Armenian and Russian language winter classes the following components will be covered every day to foster the language knowledge of participants in a rapid pace:
Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of modern Persian, Armenian and Russian languages.
Vocabulary: During the 3 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 1000 new words from literary language as well as words used in everyday life.
Listening: The classes are scheduled in a way that participants with the guidance of experienced instructor learn the language through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories.
Speaking: Every day the language classes will push the students to exercise their speaking abilities through discussions, conversations and interpretations about different texts and topics.
Writing: Each day the participants of the language classes will have assignments and homework to complete for the next day. The homework will primarily involve writing assignments and those will be assessed by the teacher and discussed at the next day’s language class.
Reading: Every day students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent authors, daily conversations as well as news of the day.
ASPIRANTUM’s language schools are designed for participants, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Persian, Armenian and Russian languages, deepen their knowledge of grammar, colloquial speech and literary language.
The participants must have upper elementary, lower intermediate and intermediate level of Persian, Armenian or Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or advanced classes. Below are the descriptions of mentioned levels:
1. Upper elementary level (A1-A2):
You know the alphabet and can read words and expressions sometimes with difficulties; You can write words, expressions and sentences; You master certain typical phrases and know how to write them; You barely understand everyday language
2. Lower intermediate level (A2):
You have a certain amount of difficulty in understanding the language except in very precise situations; You are capable of having a simple conversation; You understand a simple written text or isolated words; You still make a lot of mistakes of expressions, vocabulary and grammar
3. Intermediate level (A2-B1):
You manage to enter into a discussion but do not always find the appropriate turns of phrase; You manage to express your opinion and to understand the person you're speaking with; You understand voice recordings (radio, telephone, answering machine, skype, etc.); You have difficulty understanding a person who speaks quickly; You still make pronunciation, grammar and precision mistakes
Our instructors have extensive experience to teach students of mentioned levels in one group in a way, that all students have a rapid growth in their knowledge of the language.
The classes start in the mornings and the schedule is the following:
09:00 - 10:00 - Russian language class
10:00 - 10:10 - Coffee Break
10:10 - 11:10 - Russian language class
11:10 - 11:20 - Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:30 - Russian language class
12:30 - 12:40 - Coffee Break
12:40 - 13:40 - Russian language class (fourth and final class)
More than 50 students have participated in ASPIRANTUM’s winter and summer courses. Please read the testimonials of ASPIRANTUM language school alumni before applying.
More details about ASPIRANTUM - school of languages and cultures is available here: https://aspirantum.com