Armenian National Agrarian University
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On November 6, 2018, the chairs of Armenian and Foreign languages were reformed upon the decision of Board of Trustees. As a result the chairs of Armenian, Russian and Foreign Languages were united into the chair of Armenian and Foreign Languages.
The chair of Languages of Armenian Agricultural Institute founded on 1938. Scientific-research works performed in three main directions: lexicography, development of language teaching methods, philological and lexicological studies of Armenian and Russian languages. Particularly, the most attention is attached to the methods of eliminating mistakes in writing and speaking among the students. Periodically seminars are held where lecturers make reports on different methodical issues, as well as psychological-linguistic sides. Chair of Languages of Yerevan Zoo Veterinary Institute was established in 1940. M.K.Sotnikyan,E.S.Karagash,E.O.Ter-Markosyan, T.L. Buniatyan, R.A.Markosyan. In 2002 chair of languages was split into 2 separate chairs - chair of Armenian and Russian Languages, Chair of Foreign Languages.
They also present more effective and modern methods of teaching the Russian language. During the recent 5 years the Chair published about 75 research works: articles, presentations, “Russian-Armenian Glossary of Agriculture Terms” (R.S. Karapetyan, R.N. Arzoyan), “Phonetics and Lexicology of Armenian Language” (R.A. Markosyan, 1999), Russian Language Tutorial for SAUA first year students (part 1, by M.R. Aghajanyan, E.A. Hovhannisyan, M.E. Babayan, 2004), Methodic Guidelines for part-time students of SAUA (M.R. Aghajanyan, R.A. Hovhannisyan, E.A. Hovhannisyan, M.E. Babayan, 2005).
The chair actively participates in annual symposiums, reports are organized in Russian language, and students achieve victories in Olympiads and competitions. During the recent 5 years 74 scientific articles, 5 manuals and 5 methodical instructions have been published.
The chair of Foreign Languages was established in 2002 on the basis of subdivision of foreign languages of AAA chair of Languages. At present foreign language is taught as full-time and part-time course in the University, as well as in the College. During the period between 200 and 2009 a lot of lecturers took part in qualification courses in Russia’s Agricultural University after Timiryazev, Paris-Grinyon National Agronomic Institute of France, Hohenheim University of Germany.
Research works have been carried out in the field of lexicography, developing foreign language teaching methods and philological and lexicological studies. The chair also considers very important to work out philological-psychological principles of foreign language teaching methods for non-linguistic institutes. R. Pilosyan, N. Gasparyan, A. Vahramyan, M. Poghosyan, S. Sedrakyan and others are engaged in such activities. In recent years 50 scientific articles have been published by the chair staff members. With this aim in view every year the chair regularly organizes workshops inviting skilled specialists from other institutes. The chair closely collaborates with Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, and the lecturers regularly take part in extension courses.
Head of chair isAraksya Hakobyancandidate of sciences, docent