Detroit Hamazkayin hosts Armenian language immersion workshop for children

Detroit Hamazkayin hosts Armenian language workshop

NOVI, Mich.–On Saturday February 4, the Detroit Hamazkayin held an Armenian language immersion workshop at the Novi Public Library. Hamazkayin member Dzovinar Hamakorzian led the morning by starting with introductions and asking each child to introduce themselves in Armenian. Then, participants were divided into two groups and as a team visited four game stations where, for example, they solved riddles in Armenian or unscrambled Armenian letters to make an Armenian word. Following the games, the children used watercolors to color Armenian designed bird letters.

Dzovinar Hamakorzian leading an Armenian language workshop

After a snack, the children came together again to work on a short research project where they chose a landmark in Armenia and made their presentation in Armenian. One group chose the Sardarabad, and the other chose the “Menk Enk Mer Sareruh” monuments. The last activity was Kahoot: a question and answer game about Armenian history, language and culture.

At the end of the program, each participant was given a small Ara-Lala pencil case as a gift.

Detroit Hamazkayin hosts Armenian language workshop
Sossi Essajanian

Sossi Essajanian

Sossi Essajanian is an Early Childhood Educator who has been teaching for 11 years. She began her career at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York City and later moved to Nicosia, Cyprus to teach at the American Academy. She holds a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Anthropology. She currently works at the Mustard Seed School in Hoboken, NJ. From 2003-2006 she served as assistant editor of the Armenian Weekly and later worked at Oxford University Press in New York City.

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