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Kurmancî bê sînor /
/Kurmanji Beyond Borders

Group Online Tuition (8 MAX)
10 weeks
sTART DATE: Thursday 23 May 2024
5pm- bsT (6pm CEsT)


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The course will teach the basics of communication in Kurmanji, while taking part in conversations about culture, feminism, history, politics and ecology. No prior knowledge of Kurmanji is needed. The aim of this course is to take part in keeping this beautiful language alive. Kurmanji has faced more than a century of attempts to assimilate it under Turkish, Persian, and Arabic nationalism and western imperialism. In this course we will learn basic communication in Kurmanji, while taking part in conversations about culture, feminism, history, politics, and ecology.

​Kurds are the biggest nation in the world to be deprived of its own state, of self-government and basic human rights.The Kurdish language belongs to the Indo-European language family and developed between 4,000 and 2,000 years ago. Kurmanji has faced the risk of extinction due to the oppressive and humiliating policies of the Turkish, Persian (Iranian), and Arabic states of Syria and Iraq, which have caused many Kurds to lose their self-confidence, and let them believe that their language has no value. A large part of the population in Kurdisyan were assimilated as they feared that the Kurdish language was putting them in danger.

The course is taught by Gordyaen who is a freelance journalist, Human Rights activist. As an English-Kurdish tutor and translator, has been organizing online English and Kurdish language courses for about 3 years through different online platforms, helping students from the Kurdish community in diaspora and other pro-Kurdish communities around the world. As a refugee, has been working as a representative of The Penger NGO for online consulting of refugees in Erfurt, Germany since 2024 as a political refugee. Joined Penager to help other refugees in the state of Thuringen with their questions regarding the asylum process.

This course will be delivered online via zoom. Please let us know if there are any disability accommodations you need to participate in this class. The co-op team and I are committed to making this course as accessible as possible.

Join a free introductory session on Thursday 16th May 5 pm BST at this link.

​All the courses at The Learning Co-op are based on a pay what you can afford model. We break down our prices into 5 bands based on how much you earn each year. The basic premise is simple: the more money you have the more you pay, enabling everyone to access brilliant tuition at an affordable price.  

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