This Peace Corps Armenian course is intended to be used in a competency - based language training program. A competency based approach to language training is one which focuses on the specific tasks that learners will need to accomplish through language. This approach focuses not only on language, but also on the cultural context and purpose of the communication. Some competencies are closely tied to work tasks, such as reporting an absence, explaining a procedure, or making an appointment with a supervisor. Others reflect basic survival needs like buying food, handling emergencies, and using local transportation. Stil other competencies are part of ordinary social transactions.
The course starts with a brief introductory section that gives an overview of the structure, form classes, and alphabet of the eastern dialect. A series of 38 topically grouped lessons follows. Within each topic area, several competencies are specified; for each competency, a brief situational dialogue in Armenian, vocabulary list, grammar and vocabulary notes, and in some cases, pronunciation notes and/or a proverb are included.
Topics on this course involve:
- Personal Identification
- Classroom Orientation
- Conversation with Host Counterpart or Family
- Social Situations
- At The Work Place
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Armenia: Community and Business Development, English Education
The Armenian language is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenians. It is the official language of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The language is also widely spoken by Armenian communities in the Armenian diaspora. It has its own script, the Armenian alphabet, and is of interest to linguists for its distinctive phonological developments within Indo-European. Linguists classify Armenian as an independent branch of the Indo-European language family. Armenian shares a number of major innovations with Greek, and some linguists group these two languages together with Phrygian and the Indo-Iranian family into a higher-level subgroup of Indo-European which is defined by such shared innovations as the augment. More recently, others have proposed a Balkan grouping including Greek, Armenian, Phrygian and Albanian.
Armenian is spoken in: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Syria
Armenian is also called: Armani, Armanski, Armjanski, Armjanski Yazyk, Ena, Er?mani, Ermeni Dili, Ermenice, Haieren, Somekhuri, Somkhuri