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Elementary Eastern 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

Term

Enrollment

Classes

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/messages, audio/video conferencing;
  • Review and discuss online and text based resources;
  • Work individually using a spectrum of online tools.

Topics Covered

  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, comparative degrees of adjectives, synonyms, antonyms,  dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, punctuation marks, proper/common nouns, prepositions, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, imperative mood, negative conjugation, post-positions, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, necessitative mood, negative conjugation, prepositions, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, demonstrative pronouns, affirmative and negative conjugation of the auxiliary verb, deficient verbs in present and past tense, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, adverbs of manner, reflexive verbs, singular and plural use of collective nouns, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, adverbs of place, coordinating conjunctions, dialogues, texts, vocabulary;
  • Thematic words, word combinations, communicative expressions, sentences, affirmative and negative conjugation of the past progressive tense, adverbs of time, deficient verbs in present and past tense, dialogues, texts, vocabulary.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of the course, students will acquire basic thematic vocabulary and grammar necessary for simple communication. Students will be able to listen to people talk about common everyday topics. Students will understand and express themselves using vocabulary related to very basic personal and family information, hobbies and preferences, shopping, the place they live and local area, employment and leisure, holidays and events. Students will be able to read short, simple texts and announcements, as well as write short essays, simple notes and messages using the active vocabulary and grammatical structure of the lessons.

 

 

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 course settings and requirements, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum and e-meeting, as well as identify the time zone in which they are working. 
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.

 

Weeks 1-8

Lessons 1-8
Quizzes and exercises

Weeks 1-16

Lessons 1-8
Quizzes and exercises in Slow Mode courses

 

Week 4

Midterm Exam

Week 8

Midterm exam in Slow Mode courses

 

Week 8

Final Exam

Week 16

Final Exam in Slow Mode courses

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 the 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

Teachers

teacher
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 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).