November 26, 2016
On November 26, 2016, AVC participated in the conference entitled вЂњWestern Armenian Language in Armenia: Challenges, Prospects,вЂќ organized by the Youth Council of the Aleppo NGO with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RA and AGBU.
The conference, aimed at finding solutions for the preservation and development of the Western Armenian language in Armenia, had called upon many renowned linguists, Armenologists, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, among them being AVC Online Instructor of Western Armenian, Zepur Kheblikian. In her speech entitled вЂњTechnology and the Armenian Education,вЂќ Mrs. Kheblikian spoke about the current situation of Western Armenian and its preservation through the newest technologies based on AVCвЂ™s online experience. The audience learnt how the newest technologies could raise interest in learning Western Armenian, as well as facilitate the learning process itself. The attendees especially appreciated AVCвЂ™s approach to teaching Western Armenian as a means of introduction to Armenian culture and history. Mrs. Kheblikian stated, вЂњWestern Armenian will survive if we are able to speak about Garni and Geghard in Western Armenian as well.вЂќ
Mrs. Kheblikian stated summed up her presentation with the statement that AVC served as a very effective platform in surmounting the issues that specialists usually face while teaching Western Armenian through traditional ways and methods.