Advanced Eastern Armenian
|Winter 2021||November 27 (Friday) - December 20 (Sunday) 2020||January 11 (Monday) - March 16 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2021||March 12 (Friday) – March 28 (Sunday)||April 12 (Monday) – June 15 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2021||June 11 (Friday) – June 27 (Sunday)||July 19 (Monday) – September 21 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2021||September 17 (Friday) - October 03 (Sunday)||October 11 (Monday) – December 14 (Tuesday)|
|Audio – visual and text based resources||1 - 2 hours|
|Discussions||2 - 3 hours|
|Assignments||2 - 3 hours|
|Expected commitment per week||5 - 8 hours|
The main goal of the course is to help students advance their knowledge of Eastern Armenian. Students will continue to improve their speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills. They will further strengthen their knowledge with the help of various exercises and assignments. Students will learn the formation and use of personal, impersonal verbs, onomatopoeia, and conjunctions, as well as new communication structures, words and their orthography.
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.
Upon completion of the course students will have an enhanced knowledge about the formation and use of personal, impersonal verbs, onomatopoeia and conjunctions. 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.
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.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and 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
|Week 4||Midterm exam|
|Week 8||Final Exam|
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.
Students’ performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the semester according to the following:
You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Late assignments will result in a 10% deduction in the grade for the assignment (if the assignment is submitted a week late from the deadline) unless the student receives prior approval from the instructor. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.
For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.
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