Course Name and Code
AL 212: Intermediate Eastern Armenian – (in English): 3 credits
Summer Term 2013
July 1 to September 3
Hourly Breakdown of the Required Participation (Hours/week)
Audio – visual and text based resources
||1 - 2 hours
||2 - 3 hours
||2 - 3 hours
|Total expected commitment per week
||5 - 8 hours
- exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums, chats, Skype, audio/video conferencing;
- review and discuss online and text based resources;
- work individually using a spectrum of online tools.
Course Description and Objectives
The main goal of the course is to improve students’ competence in Eastern Armenian through the systematic study of the lexical, grammatical and phonological systems of the language. Students will learn general morphological and syntax structures of Armenian language as well as basic concepts of Orthoepy and Orthography. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
No hardcopy texts are required. Selected online resources will be included as part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.
The online resources are drawn from the publicly available professional language literature, academic curricula, recent publications in professional journals, and educational material used in schools.
- Abrahamyan A. Հայոցլեզու, բառուխոսք: [Armenian language, word and speech]. (Yerevan, 1972).
- Gyulamiryan J. Հայոց լեզվի տարրական ուսուցման մեթոդիկա: [Armenian Language. Teaching methodology of elementary Armenian]. (Yerevan, 2006).
- Jahukyan G. Հայոցլեզու: [Armenian Language]. (Yerevan, 1978).
- Kapinos V. I. Развитие речи. Теория и практика обучения. [The Development of Speech. Theory and Practice of Teaching]. (Moscow, 1991).
- Savignon S. J., & Berns M. S. Communicative language teaching: Where are we going? Studies in Language Learning. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983).
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to form grammatically correct sentences, apply the general rules of semasiology and use correct Orthoepy and orthography. Students will have developed oral skills through the reading of complex authentic texts, grammar exercises and writing in the language.
- Words and expressions, nominative case, Past Simple Tense, affirmative conjugation, sentences, text, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, possessive case, Past Simple Tense, negative conjugation, dialogue, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, dialogue, dative case, Past Continuous, negative conjugation, text, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, text, accusative case, Past Perfect Tense, negative conjugation, text, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, text, ablative case, Future-in –the-Past, negative conjugation, text, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, text, affixes that form nouns, instrumental case, text, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, text, affixes that form adjectives and numerals, locative case, dialogue, let’s write;
- Words and expressions, text, declensional paradigm, dialogue, let’s write.
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the illustration-writing, listening methods as well as the top-down method. The comparative teaching method is used to conduct the learning of the verbs and adjectives in order to make it easier as the lessons are not provided with translations. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working.
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
Quizzes and exercises
Late Assignment Policy
Course Requirements and Grading
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments. Students are required to be familiar and comply with academic policy of AVC.
Students’ performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the semester according to the following:
20% - participation
20% - assignments
30% - midterm exam
30% - final exam
Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy.
You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Late assignments will result in a 10% deduction in the grade for the assignment (if the assignment is submitted a week late from the deadline) unless the student receives prior approval from the instructor. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.
For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.
Summer Term 2013
TUITION FEES AND PAYMENT
Below is the outline of tuition fees for AVC courses.
AVC CALENDAR 2013