Beginners Eastern Armenian
|Winter 2019||November 30 (Friday) - December 16 (Sunday) 2018||January 07 (Monday) - March 12 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2019||March 15 (Friday) – March 31 (Sunday)||April 15 (Monday) – June 18 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2019||June 14 (Friday) – June 30 (Sunday)||July 22 (Monday) – September 24 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2019||September 20 (Friday) - October 06 (Sunday)||October 14 (Monday) – December 17 (Tuesday)|
|Audio – visual and text based resources||1 - 2 hours|
|Discussions||2 - 3 hours|
|Assignments||2 - 3 hours|
|Expected commitment per week||5 - 8 hours|
Students will be introduced to the Armenian alphabet, and will learn to read and write in Eastern Armenian and link letters to sounds. With a limited vocabulary, students will be able to form sentences, read texts and hold small conversations. At the end of each lesson, students will be asked to complete exercises, to develop their reading, speaking, and listening comprehension 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.
Upon completion of the course, students will know all letters of the Armenian alphabet and their sounds. They will be able to understand, read, write and pronounce many words, as well as make some simple sentences. Students will be able to engage in very basic dialogues.
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 method, as well as the top-down method. 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.
|Weeks 1-8||Lessons 1-8
Quizzes and exercises
|Week 4||Midterm exam|
|Week 8||Final Exam|
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:
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.
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