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Laury Sarkissian

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Spricht

Armenisch
Muttersprachler
,
Französisch
C2
,
Englisch
C2
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Arabisch
B1
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Spanisch
A1

Über Mich

Բարե՛ւ։ Parev! Hello! I am Armenian Lebanese born and raised in Beirut, one of the most multicultural cities in the region, which is why I grew speaking four languages (Armenian, Arabic, French and English), Armenian being my native one.

I’ve found my passion in life: keep Armenian, specifically Western, alive. This is why, after having my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I decided to follow a Normal Teaching Diploma program, where I learned methods of teaching a language. While doing this program I interned in an Armenian school in Lebanon, as an Armenian language, literature and history teacher. I also have 2 years of experience in teaching Western Armenian online. Recently I moved to Armenia, where I enrolled in a masters program: Armenian Studies (Language, literature, history and culture).

I believe that a teacher must have these three types of knowledges: Pedagogical (teaching techniques), content (Armenian language professional knowledge) and technological knowledge. In my teaching I use a variety of methods according to the need and preference of my student. I usually teach the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) simultaneously, however, it is my student’s choice which skill he wants to prioritise. I believe homework is a big part of learning a language; I give fun to do and challenging homework to my students, in order to check their understanding, and make the lessons more effective. The student should take part in preparing his lessons, this is why I’m open for any kind of change in the teaching process.

I teach western armenian. What's WESTERN Armenian? Armenian Language exists since the 5th century, over the centuries dialects were created and in the 17th century the language was divided into two branches: Western and Eastern. A big part of Armenian diaspora speaks western armenian. One of the biggest challenges of this diaspora is the risk of the extinction of Western Armenian (stated as a “Definitely Endangered Language” by UNESCO).

Contact me if you’re ready to make this challenge yours. Start communicating in Western Armenian with your Armenian speaking families, friends… and me!

Lehrkraftstatistiken

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Zeitplan

Lebenslauf

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2015 - 2018
B.A. Psychology
Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth - Beirut, Lebanon
Focus in Clinical Psychology
2019 - 0
M.A. Armenian Studies
Yerevan State University - Yerevan, Armenia
Focus in Armenian Language, Literature and History

briefcaseArbeitserfahrung

2018 - 2019
Teaching Armenian Internship
M. & H. Arslanian College - Mezher, Bsalim, Lebanon
120 hours of teaching Armenian History and Literature to 10th grade students.
2017 - 0
Personal Online Tutoring
Online
Teaching Western Armenian to adults

diploma_2Zertifizierungen

2018 - 2019
Teaching Normal Diploma
Haigazian University - Beirut, Lebanon
Focus in Secondary school Armenian Teaching