Elementary Eastern Armenian
Available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Western Armenian
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The course aims at helping students to enhance their vocabulary, form correct sentences and apply grammar rules as they develop their reading and writing skills. Through listening to various thematic dialogues and practicing through videoconferences, students will build on their confidence in engaging in short conversations.

Terms Offered




Winter 2022

December 3 (Friday) - December 19 (Sunday) 2021

January 10 (Monday) - March 15 (Tuesday)

Spring 2022

March 11 (Friday) – March 27 (Sunday)

April 11 (Monday) – June 14 (Tuesday)

Summer 2022

June 10 (Friday) – June 26 (Sunday)

July 11 (Monday) – September 13 (Tuesday)

Fall 2022

September 9 (Friday) -September 25 (Sunday)

October 10 (Monday) – December 13 (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 verb in present tense, sentences, text;
  • Thematic words, verbs, affirmative and negative conjugation of verb in past tense, sentences with adverbs of time, text;
  • Thematic words, verbs, affirmative and negative conjugation of verb in 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 online 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
25% - individual project
25% - group project
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 methods, as well as the top-down method. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research.

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

  • Ayvazyan N. et al. «Առավել գործածական քերականական եզրերի բառարան. հայերեն, ռուսերեն, անգլերեն» [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Grammar Terms: Armenian, Russian, English] (Yerevan: 2000).
  • Galstyan S. «Ուսումնական ձեռնարկ արտասահմանյան քաղաքացիների նախապատրաստական ֆակուլտետների համար»[Textbook of Armenian for Foreign Students] (Yerevan: 1968)].
  • Galstyan S. and Grigor Gareginyan «Հայերենի Զրուցարան» [Phrase-book for Armenian Language].(Yerevan: 1990); Garibyan S. and R. Sakapetoyan.«Armenian Language»(Moscow: 2008).