Pre-Advanced Eastern Armenian
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The main goal of the course is to improve students’ knowledge of Eastern Armenian. Students will continue to improve their speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills through texts and dialogues. They will further strengthen their knowledge with the help of various exercises and assignments. Students will learn the use and formation of personal, demonstrative, collective, interrogative, relative, indefinite, definite and reflexive pronouns, as well as the derivative, causative, and passive verbs. Students will become more comfortable with the use of nouns, adjectives, and numerals.

Terms Offered




Winter 2024

December 8 (Friday) - December 23 (Sunday) 2023

January 8 (Monday) - March 12 (Tuesday)

Spring 2024

March 8 (Friday) – March 23 (Sunday)

April 1 (Monday) – June 4 (Tuesday)

Summer 2024

June 7 (Friday) – June 22 (Sunday)

July 1 (Monday) – September 3 (Tuesday)

Fall 2024

September 6 (Friday) -September 21 (Sunday)

October 7 (Monday) – December 10 (Tuesday)

Hourly Breakdown of the Required Participation

  • Audio– visual and text-based resources - 1-2 hours
  • Discussions, individual and collaborative activities - 2-3 hours
  • Quizzes, assignments, summative activities - 2-3 hours
  • Expected commitment per week - 5-8 hours

Participants Will

  • Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums, chats, Skype, audio/video conferencing;
  • Review and discuss online and text-based resources;
  • Work individually using a spectrum of online tools.

Topics Covered

  • Words and expressions; dialogue; the number of the noun; personal pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; collective pronouns; demonstrative pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; adjectives; interrogative pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; numerals; relative pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; verb formation; definite pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; derivative words; interrogative pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; causal verbs; negative pronouns; text;
  • Words and expressions; dialogue; passive verbs; reflective and the reciprocal pronouns text.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of the course, students will have an enhanced knowledge about the formation and use of verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and numerals. Students will be competent in a variety of skills, including in their vocabulary and grammar necessary to initiate, engage in and negotiate meanings both, orally and in writing.

Course Schedule

In case of selecting the regular program, one lesson will be covered in a week, and the course will be completed in 9 weeks, including the orientation week. In the case of selecting the slow-mode program, one lesson will be covered in two weeks, and the course will be completed in 16 weeks, including the orientation week.

Week 0

Orientation Week Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in the introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance with all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.

Week 1-8

Lessons 1-8 (Quizzes and exercises)

Week 4

Midterm Exam

Week 8

Final Exam

Course Requirements & Grading

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

Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following: 

20% - participation
20% - assignments
30% - midterm exam
30% - final exam

Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy


Mariam Harutyunyan

Teaching Methodology

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.

Course Materials

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 Eastern 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.

Course Sources

  • Abrahamyan A. «Հայոց լեզու, բառ ու խոսք»[Armenian language, word, and speech]. (Yerevan, 1972).
  • Gyulamiryan J. «Հայոց լեզվի տարրական ուսուցման մեթոդիկա»[Armenian Language. Teaching methodology of elementary Armenian]. (Yerevan, 2006)].
  • Jahukyan G. «Հայոց լեզու» [Armenian Language]. (Yerevan, 1978).
  • Kapinos V. I. «Развитие речи. Теория и практика обучения» [The Development of Speech. Theory and Practice of Teaching]. (Moscow, 1991).
  • Savignon S. J. & Berns M. S. Communicative language teaching: Where are we going? Studies in Language Learning. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983).