Watertown, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA is delighted to announce the launch of its third session of Western Armenian conversation classes: Let’s Chat Armenian. The classes will be conducted virtually for adults starting in September.
As part of the “Year of the Diaspora” initiative by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, this program aims to preserve the Armenian language and foster a strong sense of cultural identity within the diasporan Armenian communities.
The Western Armenian conversation classes will provide a unique opportunity for individuals to practice their native language. The course is based on the Eastern Prelacy’s bilingual Let’s Chat books, which have been specifically designed to enrich participants with an extensive vocabulary and short dialogues commonly used in daily conversations.
“We believe that language is a vital thread that connects us to our heritage and roots,” said Caroline Chamavonian, ARS of Eastern USA Regional Executive Board chairperson. “By offering these virtual Western Armenian conversation classes, we aim to empower our community members with the linguistic tools they need to confidently express themselves in Armenian.”
Participants of the program will be provided with their own copies of the Let’s Chat books, allowing them to further explore and deepen their understanding of the language. Throughout the session, individuals will be guided through various phrases, expressions and idiomatic language structures that are essential for effective communication in Armenian.
The registration fee for the 10-week session, including the Let’s Chat e-books, is $100. The virtual classes will take place on Tuesdays, beginning on September 12, 2023, and concluding on November 14, 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up on the ARS of Eastern USA website.