Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
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 methodological tools for a advanced knowledge of the Armenian language.
The objectives of the course are: to provide advanced grammatical knowledge of the Armenian language; provide skills for reading, writing and oral production of the Armenian language; provide knowledge and advanced skills for translating from Armenian to Italian.
The level that students should reach at the end of the course should be around a level B1-Base level of the CEFR.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understanding
- to complete the Armenian grammar
- 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 advanced 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 B1 level of the CEFR
- to understand and produce oral and written texts in agreement with the B1 level of the CEFR
- to be able to translate advanced-level written texts from Armenian into Italian, following the instructions provided during the course
- comprehension, writing and oral skills required by the B1 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.
Having achieved the learning results of the "Armenian Language 2" class.
Study of subordinate closes with special relevance of participial relatives; reading comprehension and translation exercises (30 hours);
Grammar exercises MOD. 3 (60 hours).
Attendance is not compulsory, although it is strongly recommended.
No additional readings are required for non-attending students.
Sakayan, Dora, Eastern Armenian, YSU, 2007.
Hagopian,Gayane, Armenian for Everyone: Western and Eastern Armenian in Parallel Lessons, Academic Resources Corp, 2005.
The students will go through a partial exam at the end of the first semester and then will have their finals in May-June. 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.
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