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Evening courses

The Programme of Armenian Studies is proud to offer its seventh year of evening classes in Western Armenian. These courses equip students with the skills they need to read, write, speak and understand the beautiful language of Western Armenian. The classes are designed and taught by Dr Krikor Moskofian,  and will also be taught by Adham Smart who will be joining us this year as the first graduate of our one year Western Armenian Teacher Training Course.


Elementary Western Armenian

The objective of this course is to provide students with all the basic skills required in Western Armenian at an elementary level. At the end of this course, students should be able to express simple ideas, wishes, and thoughts on a variety of topics. They should be able to engage in simple conversations with native speakers, write simple sentences and read basic texts.

Lower-Intermediate Western Armenian

This course is designed to build on what students will have learned in Elementary Western Armenian. It covers many aspects of the grammar to take students to a reasonable level of competence in reading, writing and speaking. At the end of this course, students should be able to engage in conversation with native speakers on most topics relating to daily life, write sentences of reasonable complexity on the same themes, and read the kinds of texts available in newspapers etc.

Intermediate Western Armenian

This course is designed to consolidate the language acquired through the elementary and lower-intermediate courses. It also takes students to the next, more challenging level of language knowledge. At the end of this course students should have acquired a high level of sophistication in reading, writing and speaking. Students should be able to communicate on a variety of topics of social and cultural interest.



Starting date

The courses consist of one two-hour lesson each week (except the Intermediate course which is one-hour), organised into three terms of ten weeks each. The meticulously-designed course materials, authored by the teacher, are tried and tested and are ideal for classroom study. Private tuition is also available on request.

  • Elementary classes (Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm) begins on Tuesday 9 October.
  • Intermediate classes (Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm) begins on Wednesday 10 October.
  • Advanced classes (Wednesdays, 8:30pm to 9:30pm) begins on Wednesday 10 October.

Course fees

Elementary and Intermediate courses are only £190 per term, payable at latest on the first day of the course. The fee for the Advance Course is £135. The fees for the textbooks are not included in this price.


Students are not asked to take tests or exams at the end of each term or at the end of the course. However, if students so wish, at the end of the course an exam and/or attendance certificate will be provided.


Please email Leon Aslanov at for any questions or queries you may have about the evening courses.