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Modern Western Armenian Language

Armenian Textbooks for Learning Modern Western Armenian:

A Course in Modern Western Armenian
(2 volumes: vol. 1 Exercise and Commentary
vol. 2 Dictionary and Additional Notes
by Thomas J. Samuelian
(New York: Armenian National Education Committee, 1989)
Volume 1-41 chapters, 851 pages. This is the text currently used in the Armenian language course taught at Fresno State. There are many useful exercises in the book. Includes extensive Armenian-English and English-Armenian translation exercises and a glossary.
Volume II is a continuation of Volume I with more lessons, but includes an extensive glossary.

A Textbook of Modern Western Armenia
by Kevork B. Bardakjian and Robert W. Thomson
(Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1977)
31 chapters, 319 pages. A college level textbook with grammar lessons, followed by Armenian-English and English-Armenian translation exercises. Includes glossary. Optional tapes available.

Modern Western Armenia
by Dora Sakayan
(Montreal: Arod Books, 2000)
12 units, 365 pages. A college level textbook with each unit containing a variety of exercises and readings. Armenian-English and English-Armenian translation exercises. Includes glossary.

Practical Textbook of Western Armenian
by Haroutiun Kurkjian
English Adaptation by Virginia Pattie
(Paris -Beirut-Los Angeles: Armenian Diaspora Series, No. 3, 1980)
72 lessons, 388 pages. A college level textbook designed for conversation and reading and writing. Includes glossary. Optional tapes available.

Language tapes:
Vocabulearn-Level 1 and Level 2 of Modern Western Armenian.. Produced by Penton Company.

Bardakjian and Thomson. Tapes to accompany the above mentioned textbook.


A New Pocket Dictionary: English-Armenian
(Beirut, Lebanon: Shirak Press, 1981)
318 pages

Armenian-English Modern Dictionary
Rev. Dicran Khantrouni and Mardiros Koushakdjian
4th edition (Beirut, Lebanon: G. Doniguian and Sons: 1992)
416 pages


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