AVC Continues Fruitful Collaboration with Sao Paolo’s Durian School 12/16/2015
The AGBU Armenian Virtual College Hybrid Education Program has recorded another success story in Hay Azkayin Durian School in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Acknowledging the benefits of hybrid learning, the blend of traditional and online education, the Hay Azkayin Durian School in Sao Paolo, joined the AVC Hybrid Program for the academic term of Spring 2011. Since then it has been a true friend of AVC with more than 80 students having completed AVC courses. Under the guidance of Principal of school Ter Yeznig, the teachers’ team enthusiastically continued working with AVC in the subsequent terms delivering AVC’s History and Western Armenian courses in Spanish. One of the teachers, Mari Vardanian, states: “As a teacher I am very glad to have the chance of collaborating with AVC. This method of teaching is very popular with our students, and it is attractive and encouraging… Thank you AVC! Thanks to you we teach our mother tongue to our students…” Not only teachers but the school students, too, are very excited about the hybrid method of learning. One of them, Gabriel Gonçalves Sena, assures, “If a student wants to learn a language, this method is great; it helps to learn the pronunciation easily. I especially like the lessons and exercises. This method is more engaging and interesting than the traditional one.” The hybrid program concept with its innovative approach of educating Armenian children in the Diaspora proves to be another successful tool to serve the AVC mission – bringing up and preserving the Armenian identity among Armenians far from the homeland.