LINGUIST List 30.4505

Wed Nov 27 2019

Summer Schools: ASPIRANTUM Armenian Language Summer School 2020 / Yerevan

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 24-Nov-2019
From: Khachik Gevorgyan <>
Subject: ASPIRANTUM Armenian Language Summer School 2020 / Yerevan
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Dates: 05-Jul-2020 - 25-Jul-2020
Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Focus: This Armenian language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years-old. The summer school 2020 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Armenian language groups during the last 6 years have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have upper elementary, lower intermediate and intermediate level of Armenian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or advanced classes of Armenian. During the Armenian language summer classes the following components will be covered every day: Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of modern Armenian language. Vocabulary: During the 3 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 500 new Armenian words. Listening: The participants will learn the Armenian also through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Armenian realities. Speaking: Every day the Armenian language classes will include role plays to exercise speaking through discussions and conversations. Writing: Each day the participants of the Armenian language class will have writing assignments and homework to complete for the next day. Reading: Every day students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent Armenian authors, daily conversations as well as news of the day.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

The 3 weeks Armenian language summer school includes 60 hours of intensive Armenian language teaching during 15 days (from Monday till Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Armenian language instruction for 4 hours. The classes start in the mornings and the schedule is the following:

09:00 - 10:00 - Armenian language class
10:00 - 10:10 - Coffee Break
10:10 - 11:10 - Armenian language class
11:10 - 11:20 - Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:30 - Armenian language class
12:30 - 12:40 - Coffee Break
12:40 - 13:40 - Armenian language class (fourth and final class)


The deadline to apply to the 3 weeks 2020 Armenian language summer school is March 31, 2020.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                      Ling & Literature
                      Writing Systems

Subject Languages: Armenian

Language Families: Indo-European

Tuition: 1890 USD
Tuition Explanation: This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips, some dinners with guest speakers. We will not cover accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, insurance, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia and in Armenia, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 15-Feb-2020
Up to 3 Melik-Bakhshyan scholarships are available to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Armenian in Yerevan during ASPIRANTUM Armenian language summer school 2020. Only undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) students in Armenian Studies and related fields enrolled in universities and other academic institutions from the below specified countries are eligible to apply to Melik-Bakhshyan scholarship. The ideal candidates will be 19 - 29 years old by the start of the program. Only the citizens of the following countries are eligible for this scholarship: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay. Please do not apply for this scholarship if you have already secured funding from other sources.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Fill in the online application form.

Registration: 01-Nov-2019 to 31-Mar-2020
Contact Person: Khachik Gevorgyan

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Registration Instructions:
Fill in the online application form.

Page Updated: 27-Nov-2019