Advanced Western Armenian Conversational – Part 1
|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|
The course is designed for students with who have reached the advanced level in Armenian to strengthen their speaking and writing communication skills. Students will learn to initiate, maintain and end conversations, exchange information and give opinions by providing relevant explanations, arguments and comments. Participation in forums will help students express their ideas in writing.
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 have enhance accuracy and fluency in speaking, will be able to start, maintain and close face to face conversation on various topics with a good command of extensive vocabulary, deal with real – life situations, give or seek personal opinions; narrate a story, as well as paraphrase written passages orally integrating themes, developing points and concluding appropriately.
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the various thematic and authentic texts. The teaching method is used to provide opportunities for students to combine fluency and accuracy in their speaking, as well as 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
|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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