The successful collaboration between AVC and the Russian Armenian (Slavonic) University in Yerevan continued into its second year as a new group of 12 RAU students started the Eastern Armenian language classes this fall.
Earlier, the first group of students from the Departments of Management and International Relations successfully completed a year-long academic course in the Armenian language and received certificates in June 2017.
Most of the RAU students, who come from Russia and other former Soviet countries, have no or little knowledge of Armenian due to the lack of Armenian schools or language classes at home. With the AVC language program, they are now able to learn the basics of Eastern Armenian in a short period of time.
The course is based on the AVC hybrid education program and combines the benefits of online and classroom teaching methods. The students use AVC’s online course materials for their studies, and the weekly meetings with the AVC Education Program Coordinator Marina Khachaturyan help them practice and further develop their language skills. The course also includes interactive visual lectures and a visit to Matenadaran, to make the learning more interesting for the students and help advance their knowledge of Armenian history and culture.
The words of appreciation in Armenian said by the students during the certificate giving ceremony were the best proof of the program’s success and a promising step towards the expanded long-term partnership between AVC and RAU.