Armenian Language and Culture Level 1
Introduction to the Armenian alphabet; stress; phonetic patterns, schwa; demonstrative pronouns; singular and plural nouns; definite and zero article; nominative, and possessive (genitive) cases; personal and possessive pronouns; prepositions; conjugation in present simple tense (including interrogative and negative forms).
Communicative tasks focus on introducing oneself, speaking about time and seasons, sopping, peoples’ appearance and personality, describing places, events.
Armenian Language and Culture Level 2
Introduction to the accusative case; prepositions on and in versus dative and locative cases; conjugation in past simple tense; basic motion verbs; adjectives and adverbs, degrees of comparison.
Communicative tasks focus on daily activities, hobbies, comparing things, describing people, places, and events in the past, speaking about food, family, friends, sports.
Armenian Language and Culture Level 3
Introduction to interrogative, relative, reciprocal, and indefinite pronouns; ablative and instrumental cases vs prepositions by and from; declension (-i, -u, -an, -va);conjugation in future simple tense; building fluency with active verbs.
Communicative tasks include expressing ability, permission, prohibition, necessity, possibility and requests, promises. Topics involve speaking about culture, music, neighborhood, relationships.
Armenian Language and Culture Level 4
Introduction to declension (-oj, -a, -o), conjugation of active verbs (a- vs e- conjugation), present and past imperfect tenses, present and past perfect tenses, the preterite (the aorist).
Communicative tasks include making phone calls, speaking about experiences, travel, historical events, describing processes, discussing culture.
Armenian Language and Culture Level 5
Introduction to future tenses, verbals (infinitive and participles), passive / active / neutral voices (all tenses), causative verb forms, quoted and reported speech.
Communicative tasks include speaking about future, presenting reports, quoting famous people and expressing opinions about different events, people, and topics.
Armenian Language and Culture Level 6
Introduction to subjunctive mood and conditional forms, imperative and nessecitative moods, complex and compound sentences.
Communicative tasks include giving orders, making requests, speaking about real and imaginary situations, expressing regret, analyzing complex ideas, discussing problems and controversial issues, news and current events.
This is a program designed for students who already have a good command of the language. It works well for students of varying backgrounds and interests in Armenian, including those who were born into an Armenian-speaking family but have had no formal education in the language. Conducted entirely in Armenian, the course can be tailored to fit the interests of the students. The main objective of the course is to develop conversational skills by focusing on communication strategies, including the use of computer software and topical videos.
Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.
Our teachers usually provide suggestions for texts and supplementary materials before the beginning of a program, both group and private.
Tuition for the Armenian group program is $499. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee for first-time students only. Please note that the fee structure is different for private classes.
|Level 1||Mondays and Wednesdays||1:30 pm – 3:30 pm|
|Level 1||Saturdays||9:00 pm – 1:30 pm|
|Level 2||Tuesdays and Fridays||1:30 pm – 3:30 pm|
|Level 2||Saturdays||2:00 pm – 6:30 pm|
Armenian classes are arranged according to demand. Please contact a Program Coordinator at 617-262-3500 x241 for the schedule of the next Armenian course
617-262-3500 x 244
Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.
Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.
Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).
The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.
Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.
Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.