LINGUIST List 32.219

Thu Jan 14 2021

Summer Schools: Classical Armenian (Grabar) Online School / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 13-Jan-2021
From: Khachik Gevorgyan <>
Subject: Classical Armenian (Grabar) Online School / Online
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Host Institution:

Dates: 09-Feb-2021 - 09-Apr-2021
Location: Online, Yerevan, Armenia

Focus: This Classical Armenian online language school is designed for participants, at least 18 years-old. The Grabar online course will have 1 group of up to 12 participants. ASPIRANTUM’s Classical Armenian language schools are organized in a way that undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professors as well as anyone interested in learning Classical Armenian will benefit from it. Thus, everyone with an upper elementary level of Armenian is welcome to apply and participate in ASPIRANTUM’s “Classical Armenian” course from February 9, 2021, till April 9, 2021, online.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

During the Grabar language summer classes the following components will be covered every day:

Grammar: Everyday class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the Classical Armenian language.
Vocabulary: During the 9 weeks (54 hours) course it is anticipated that the participants will learn more than 750 new Classical Armenian words.
Listening: The participants will learn Grabar also through listening Grabar through liturgies and poetry. The instructor of Grabar will also speak a lot in Grabar during class so the participants have more interaction with classical Armenian.
Speaking: Participants will be forced to speak Old Armenian and tortured if not, just like in ancient schools. This methodology of language teaching has been productive at all times :) (this is a joke, no one will be tortured, it will even be impossible because the class is online).
Writing: Each day the participants will have writing assignments and homework to complete for the next day.
Reading: Everyday students will read and discuss scriptural, historical, and liturgical texts and poetry also from manuscripts. If requested, the participants will gain the basic skills to read and interpret medieval Armenian epigraphy.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Languages: Armenian
                    Armenian, Classical
                    Armenian, Middle

Language Families: Indo-European

Tuition: 1200 USD
Tuition Explanation: The participation fee for the 9 weeks Classical Armenian online course is $1200. If you apply before January 19, 2021, and make the payment by January 22 the participation fee will be 990 USD.

Registration: Open until 31-Jan-2021
Contact Person: Khachik Gevorgyan

Registration Instructions:

Page Updated: 14-Jan-2021