About the Textbook

Expected results

Expected results

This textbook is designed to provide sufficient proficiency in Eastern Armenian language and cultural awareness to manage simple everyday situations, routine social conversations and the basic working environment. Students will be able to comprehend and exchange ideas with native speakers, report on various types of events, and conduct interviews in the language. This textbook will help beginners to achieve an intermediate level in Armenian after completing all 28 lessons.

Successful use of the book will depend on frequency of use. Because students will use the book at their own pace, the timeline constructed is based on number of lessons completed.

Lesson Expected Text Outcome Living Outcome
  • Learn the alphabet and be able to read and write slowly.
  • Speak in present, past and future tenses.
  • Obtain useful conversational vocabulary including greetings, family, food, weather, time, numbers and careers.
  • Recognize letters or some words in the posters on the street.
  • Introduce themselves, handle introductions between people.
  • Talk about family, food, career, weather.
  • Improve speed of reading and writing skills.
  • Increase rate of understanding through listening exercises.
  • Begin using possessive case, postpositions, degrees of comparison of adjectives and present perfect (irregular, derivative verbs).
  • Learned ability to discuss their daily routine and biography, entertainment, countries, nationalities and languages.
  • Read announcements and posters on the street.
  • Understand more conversations on the street.
  • Talk about the city/country they are from, about their university, work and colleagues.
  • Talk about their daily routine, biography, leisure and weekend.
  • Read and write more quickly.
  • Develop proficient listening skills
  • Form sentences with correct case forms, make imperative statements (irregular, derivative verbs) and use new future forms.
  • Discuss household items, character, parts of the body, clothes, shopping, directions and transportation and ordering in a restaurant.
  • Read and write and comprehend most of conversations with native speakers.
  • Ask and follow directions on the street, order a taxi, travel by bus.
  • Order in a restaurant, café and buy clothes, food.
  • Describe someone’s appearance and character.
  • Conversationally fluent reading, writing and listening skills.
  • Express condition, wishes, past actions (irregular, derivative verbs) and use causative verbs.
  • Talk about health, sports and games, animals, flowers and make celebration toasts.
  • Write letters and read articles on the internet, comprehend native speakers.
  • Go to a doctor and explain their complaints.
  • Congratulate and make celebration toasts, express condition and wishes.
  • Talk about sports and games, animals, flowers.

By the completion of this textbook the students will be able to

  • Initiate and maintain face-to- face conversations and communicate in everyday activities:
    • Have basic conversational and communication skills.
    • Be able to create sentences detailing survival needs and personal history.
    • Be able to issue commands, make suggestions and express conditions and wishes.
  • Flexibly express themselves with correct cultural and linguistic etiquette:
    • They will acquire a degree of fluency that makes regular communication with native speakers possible
  • Read and write Armenian:
    • Giving them the ability to understand announcements of public events, narration of events, and simple articles.
    • Write basic letters and compositions with proper grammar.
  • Understand most conversations spoken at a normal pace relating to occupational and social topics.