ARMACAD is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language and Culture Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 15, 2016 to August 5, 2016.
This 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in Armenian Literature, History and Arts. During the summer school we also offer cultural trips, visits and meetings, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.
The program will be launched in Geghard Monastery (12th century), famous for the religious relics kept inside its walls. The most important of such items is the spear, which wounded Christ on the Cross. Afterwards, visiting the pagan temple of Garni, the group will travel to Yerevan, and visit Ejmiatsin on the next day to take part in the Divine Liturgy. Classes will start on July 18th and will include lectures, guided site visits, thematic explorations and seminar presentations. Everyday two classes of Armenian language will be followed by one or two lectures on different topics of Armenian literature, history, anthropology, arts and culture, linguistics, political issues, etc.
This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Eastern Armenian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Armenian Studies and Armenia. It offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 45 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Another 24 hours is devoted to lectures on Armenian literature, history, anthropology, arts and culture, linguistics, etc.
The summer school will be accompanied by 6 days of tours to Tatev Monastery, Jermuk, Echmiadzin, Garni pagan temple, lake Sevan, Ijevan, Dilijan and Tsaghkadzor, as well as daily visits to Museums, cultural and academic establishments in Yerevan.
Our courses are open to anyone with elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Armenian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as post-docs and professors who work in Armenian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.
Our teachers of Armenian are all native speakers who have experience of teaching Armenian as a foreign language.
Our lecturers are well-known professionals in their respective fields and will present the most interesting and intriguing topics within the field.
Prof. Levon Abrahamian is a corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Head of the Contemporary Anthropological Studies, Institute of Ethnography and Archaeology, NAS RA. He will deliver two lectures on Armenian and Caucasian identities.
Prof. Vahram Danielyan is an assistant professor at Yerevan State University, Department of Modern Armenian Literature. He will teach the whole course on Armenian literature at the summer school.
Mr. Merujan Karapetyan, who is the founder of www.digilib.am will deliver a lecture about the history of Armenian printing.
Mr. Richard Giragossian, who is the Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) in Yerevan will introduce the modern political issues of the Republic of Armenia to the participants of the summer school.
Prof. Rouben Galichian will deliver a lecture about maps of Armenia.