Turkish university adds Armenian courses to curriculum

A leading Turkish university based in Istanbul has started offering classes in Armenian language as part of its course load.

Turkish university adds Armenian courses to curriculum
Following approval by the Bosphorus University's senate, three new classes in Armenian language are set to enter the curriculum.

The first Armenian language class, which started in the second half of the 2007-2008 school year, is focusing on the reading of Turkish texts written in the Armenian alphabet. Two more classes which will focus on the alphabet, basic vocabulary, linguistic rules, and text-reading of the modern Western Armenian language, will open up in the coming period.

The Armenian language class which has already been included in curriculum offerings was filled quickly, with students currently waiting for spaces to open.

Offered along the lines of Bosphorus University's standard language programs, the Armenian lessons will be taught alongside cultural history. Armenian is a criticial language for students doing research into Ottoman history, as it allows for the examination and reading of various important texts in this discipline.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Şubat 2008, 16:37