FLAG Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program
The Armenian FLAG program, taught by Ms. Nina Minasyan, is designed to increase students’ learning and communication skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Armenian language, including literature, culture, and its history. They are introduced with the places where Armenian is spoken, explore the main cultural, social, and historical events and regions of Armenia, the Armenian diaspora and Armenia’s geography.The Armenian FLAG program displays knowledge of daily life in target cultures, comparing them with the culture of the United States, including current events, history, traditions, literature, performing and visual arts, beliefs and values, and geography.Students in the Armenian FLAG program read and comprehend a variety of texts including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry while developing their writing skills by working with expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive works. The Armenian FLAG program enhances student’s oral language by participating in group and partner activities, projects, discussions, debates, including listening to variety of audio books, watching documentaries, analyzing information, and finding new approaches to solving problems.Textbooks: Armenian Language 7th Grade, 8th GradeArmenian Literature 7th Grade, 8th GradeDistrict Information
Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program
Students in the elementary Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program spend 50% of their day learning in Armenian and 50% learning in English. The elementary Armenian program is offered at Jefferson and R.D. White Elementary Schools.
Eastern Armenian with federal orthography is the language of instruction. However, students are exposed to the Mesropian orthography and the Western dialect as encountered in literature and other supplemental materials.
For more information, contact Miganoush Melkoian, Teacher Specialist.