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Learn Armenian through conversations

A country known for its incredible natural beauty and ancient countryside architecture, Armenia offers something exotic and alluring to everyone. Whether you are on a tour of amazing monasteries in the mountains, or listening to a rich performance at the Yerevan Opera Theater, you are sure to feel welcomed by this warm and friendly people. While you are enjoying the khorovatsmeal, be sure to say Ձեր կենացը (Dzere keh-NUTS-eh), which means “cheers”, when your host raises a glass!

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Armenian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Armenian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Armenian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Armenian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Armenian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Getting Acquainted
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where Did You Go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Recognize Armenian adjectives
  • Use Armenian punctuation marks

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Identify word order in Armenian.
  • Recognize the peculiarities of inversion in interrogative sentences.
  • Use the auxiliary veb է

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Use the imperative mood; words like արի and եկեք to express joint action.
  • Use the subjunctive mood; expressions կուզեի , կուզենար , կուզենամ

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Use adjectives
  • Use the suffix -ից

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where Did You Go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize possessive pronouns իմ, իմը, քո, քոնը, նրա, նրանը
  • Use prepositions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize indefinite pronouns
  • Use adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Form passive constructions
  • Recognize the preposition "by"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize how to use the particle կ with the future tense
  • Recognize the future tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Use possessive case with interrogative pronouns որտեղից, ումից, ինչից
  • Use the posessive case with adverbs of place and direction այստեղից, այնտեղից

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize the imperative mood and the ways to express it in Armenian
  • Recognize the modal verbs "can/may" to express polite request and permission

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises
  • Express time relationships
  • Invite someone to join along

Grammar Goals

  • Use the article -ս as a substitution for possessive pronouns
  • Use the Present Perfect Tense in Armenian

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize the impersonal tense
  • Use superlatives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Identify various verb types
  • Recognize and use different mood types

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize the expression որքան...այնքան to express comparison of adjectives
  • Recognize the expression պետք է to express modality

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Identify the endings -եցի , եցինք , ացի , ացինք
  • Use the past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Use the possessive case of common nouns
  • Use verb "have"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use conjunctions
  • Use the modal expression կարող եմ

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize and use the "there is, there are" construction
  • Use nouns for senses "smell" and "taste"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Create short answers
  • Form the past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Requesting emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Use passive constructions in the present perfect tense Որևէ մեկը վնասվե՞լ է :
  • Use the particle վ as a formal indicator for passive constructions

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