Advanced Eastern Armenian Conversational – Part 1
Available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Western Armenian
info Student Type

The course is designed for students who possess a considerable level of fluency in writing, speaking and reading Armenian and wish to further develop their speaking skills. The course will help students enhance their confidence in maintaining conversations, exchanging information and giving opinions by providing relevant explanations, arguments, and comments. Participation in forums will help students express their ideas in writing.

Terms Offered




Winter 2023

December 2 (Friday) - December 18 (Sunday) 2022

January 9 (Monday) - March 14 (Tuesday)

Spring 2023

March 10 (Friday) – March 26 (Sunday)

April 10 (Monday) – June 13 (Tuesday)

Summer 2023

June 9 (Friday) – June 25 (Sunday)

July 10 (Monday) – September 12 (Tuesday)

Fall 2023

September 8 (Friday) -September 24 (Sunday)

October 10 (Monday) – December 12 (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

Topics Covered

  • Birthday;
  • Cuisine;
  • Travel;
  • Childhood;
  • Education;
  • Hobbies/Interests;
  • My Favorite City;
  • Art/Culture.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of the course, students will have enhanced fluency in speaking Armenian, will be able to maintain face to face conversations on various topics with a good command of an extensive vocabulary. Students will be able to deal with real-life situations, give or seek personal opinions, as well as narrate stories.

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

Videoconferences, forums

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


Liana Amirzyan

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.