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Elementary Western Armenian
Available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Eastern Armenian
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Student will learn to read and write in Western Armenian and enrich their vocabulary; conjugate regular verbs in present, past, past perfect and future tenses; learn the imperative mood; form sentences in the affirmative and negative forms and learn imperative mood. At the end of the course, students will be challenged with some reading and listening comprehension exercises.

Terms Offered

Term

Enrollment

Classes

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

Participats 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

  • Thematic words, nouns, adjectives, sentences with nouns and adjectives, dialogue;
  • Thematic words, nouns, interrogative pronouns, sentences with numerals and nouns, dialogue;
  • Thematic words, nouns, articles, possessive case, sentences with nouns and pronouns, text;
  • Thematic words, verbs, personal pronoun, sentences with verbs and pronouns, text;
  • Thematic words, nouns, adjectives, negative sentences, dialogues;
  • Thematic words, verbs, affirmative and negative conjugation of the verb in present tense, sentences, text;
  • Thematic words, verbs, affirmative and negative conjugation of the verb in the past tense, sentences with adverbs of time, text;
  • Thematic words, verbs, affirmative and negative conjugation of the verb in the future tense, Imperative Mood, sentences with conjunctions, text.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to pronounce, read and write many words, to identify different tenses of verbs and conjugate them, make their negative and affirmative forms and participate in short dialogues.

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

Teacher

teacher
Ani Dekirmenchyan

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.

Course Sources

  • Melkonian Z. «Գործնական Քերականութիւն Արդի Հայերէն Լեզուի» [Practical Grammar Modern Armenian Language]. (Beirut, 1981).
  • Arakelian K. «Դիւրուն Հայերէն 1,2,3»[Easy Armenian Language 1,2,3] . (Beirut, 2007).
  • Hilda Galfaian-Panosian «Արեւմտահայ Գրական Լեզուի Ուսումնական Ձեռնարկ» [Literary Western Teaching Handbook 1,2,3].(Yerevan, 2009).
  • Tonekian K. «Հայոց Լեզուի Նոր Բառարան» [New Armenian Dictionary]. (Beirut, 1992).