Superior/Mastery Western Armenian
|Winter 2018||December 1 (Friday) - December 17 (Sunday) 2017||January 8 (Monday) - March 13 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2018||March 16 (Friday) – April 1 (Sunday)||April 16 (Monday) – June 19 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2018||June 15 (Friday) – July 1 (Sunday)||July 23 (Monday) – September 25 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2018||September 14 (Friday) - September 30 (Sunday)||October 15 (Monday) – December 18 (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|
Superior/Mastery Western Armenian course consists of 8 lessons. Classes constructed according to the logical sequence, but at the same time, have a separate system and features. Each lesson is based on teaching, testing and reinforcing system. Furthmore, in order to make the acquired knowledge fundamental the teaching sector is directly followed by training exercises. Each lesson includes sub-sections, each of which has its goals and objectives and at the same time interconnected with each other. Text and dialogue, grammar and stylistic, as well as reading sub-sections will enable students to read a variety of texts, to supplement their knowledge of the language from various sections particularly from grammar and stylistic ones. The practical texts composed of different, various poems and dialogues will contribute to the development of students speaking and communication skills.
The first four classes are followed by midterm exam and after the eighth lesson students completes final exam questionnaire. Both midterm and final exam questions are based on the material provided in the course and covered by student.
This purpose of this level is to help students achieve the proficiency level of knowledge and contribute to the supreme knowledge of the subject and the fluent communicative skills. The goal of the course is not only to teach students new words, expressions and grammatical structures but also to properly apply and use the acquired knowledge and correctly express their thoughts and ideas through training and reading of monologues, informational texts, debates, as well as the functional styles necessary for speech construction and development: academic, formal, everyday conversational, public and artistic speech. Students will develop speaking abilities through the means of imagination, comparison and metaphor. In this level students will learn about 150 syntactic and stylistic structures 80-100 words (specialized).
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. The Western Armenian course is based on the following method: to provide students with the opportunity to listen to the pronunciation of words and sentences and then to learn how to read and write correctly.
Upon completion of the course students will fluently communicate in any field and in any situation. Students will speak fluently, comprehend, analyze and discuss oral and written texts, and well as to share their point of view concerning any topic. Students will read different topics, large and complex texts, express own thoughts and engage in a dialogue. Students will have an enhanced vocabulary through academic, formal, artistic style words.
The learning in Superior/Mastery Western Armenian course is realized through the means of distance mode and the use of latest information technology. The offered course is the logical continuation of the previous levels. Teaching of this level is also conducted with the use of picture-writing-listening methods. The teaching process is organized on the principle of targeted selection and presentation of material and exercises. In this level lessons provide a limited number of grammatical constructions since students have learned the basic grammar in the previous levels. The development of speaking skills is realized through the vocabulary of scientific, artistic and other texts.
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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