Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT005E (AF:369128 AR:267619)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
0 out of 12 of ARMENIAN LANGUAGE 1
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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This course falls within the characterizing teachings of the course "Languages, Cultures and Societies of Asia and Mediterranean Africa". It consists of one module of Armenian language and two training modules divided into two semesters. The course aims to provide students with the first methodological tools for a basic knowledge of the Armenian language. Particular attention is given to phonological and morphological aspects.

The objectives of the course are: to provide basic grammatical knowledge of the Armenian language; provide basic skills for reading, writing and oral production of the Armenian language; provide knowledge and basic skills for translating from Armenian to Italian.
The level that students should reach at the end of the course should be around a level A1-Base level of the CEFR. The achievement of these objectives allows the student to have the necessary foundation to continue with "Armenian Language 2".
1. Knowledge and understanding
- to complete the knowledge of the Armenian alphabet
- to know and understand the functioning of the grammatical structures of basic-level Armenian
- to know and understand key concepts and the essential terminology required to describe in a scientific way the phenomena studied during the class

2. Applying knowledge and understanding:
- to know how to identify grammatical categories and their properties
- to demonstrate a general understanding of basic grammar structures
- to be able to describe constructions and grammatical phenomena studied during classes by correctly using the terminology and the basic tools of syntactic analysis
- to know how to interact in the communicative situations described by the A1 level of the CEFR
- to understand and produce oral and written texts in agreement with the A1 level of the CEFR
- to be able to translate elementary-level written texts from Armenian into Italian, following the instructions provided during the course

4. Communication:
- comprehension, writing and oral skills required by the A1 level of the CEFR
- to be able, during classes, to interact with one's peers, with the teacher and with the CELs in a critical and respectful way

5. Lifelong learning skills:
- to be able to take notes pertinently and effectively
- to be able to consult the texts and reference materials suggested in the course bibliography
- to be able to develop the skills acquired in the course to undertake higher studies.
No pre-requisite is required
Basic grammar (Phonology, morphology, Nominal Phrase (number, article, case), Verbal Phrase (only indicative), Adjective, Numeral), reading comprehension and translation exercises (30 hours: Sona Haroutyunian);
Grammar exercises MOD. 1 (30 + 30 hours: Sona Haroutyunian).

Attendance is not compulsory, although it is strongly recommended.
No additional readings are required for non-attending students.
Lusine Muradyan, Learning Armenian, Manual for foreigners, Yerevan: Edit Print, 2011.
The students will periodically take tests.
At the end of the second semester there will be a final exam, both oral and written. The written test consists of exercises with the aim of ascertaining the acquired grammatical and lexical skills. The written test can be replaced by passing two intermediate tests. During the written test the use of books, notes and electronic devices is not allowed. During the oral examination the student must demonstrate knowledge of the topics developed during the course.
Frontal classes of grammar and translation
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 12/06/2023