The CLS Persian institute aims to provide U.S. students the opportunity to strengthen their proficiency in Persian by offering an integrated and intensive immersion-based language and culture program in Tajikistan’s capital city, Dushanbe. It is hosted by American Councils in Dushanbe, and offers participants a stimulating and engaging environment in which to gain rapid proficiency in Persian and a deeper understanding of Central Asia. To learn more about American Councils in Tajikistan, click here.
Over eight weeks, the institute covers the approximate equivalent of one academic year of university-level language coursework. It is designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of proficiency levels and backgrounds, from students who have completed one year of university-level Persian language training or the equivalent (advanced beginning) to advanced learners with three or more years of college-level language training.