Teaching Armenian in the Diaspora

INALCO Diploma Program in Teaching Western Armenian in the Diaspora

This program is aimed at current & future teachers of Western Armenian in bilingual schools around the world (full-time schools exist in Europe (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece), in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Israel), the Americas (US, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil), and in Australia). Only a high school diploma equivalent to the French Baccalaureate is required to register in the program (other proof of completion of secondary study may be accepted). The program's yearly capacity is 15 participants. The program is jointly designed with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Zarmanazan summer camp.

In case you want to follow this formation in a full MA Program, see IMAS program at Inalco  

The program’s goal is to improve the training of current and future teachers of Armenian in the diaspora, such that they are fully competent in their field while also skilled in navigating the particular sensitivities of this subject, critically questioning pedagogical canon and actively pursuing their own continuous professional development. With the goal of improving the status of the professional Armenian teacher, the program is not a Master's degree in itself, but is designed to offer credits (ECTS) that are transferable to BA and MA programs in language teaching. 

Method of Delivery

·        The intensive session is delivered in residence during a 4-week intensive summer program. This is situated in the immersive, creative, Zarmanazan youth summer camp environment, organized by the Gulbenkian Foundation. The camp provides a learning laboratory for observation of innovative language teaching methods. The distance component of the program lasts throughout the school year. 

   The program is eligible for credit delivrance in a Inalco special diploma or as a part of the new Armenological Master program of Inalco for International students (IMAS) see  http://www.inalco.fr/langue/armenien

·        The language of instruction is Western Armenian, although some instructors teach in English with translation and live interpretation provided. 

See details in booklet below.


APPLICATION DEADLINE for 2024 : 15 February, 2024

Summer immersive program July 11 to August 6, 2024

See details in the booklet below and apply here https://zarmanazan.com/ .

Cost of Study

INALCO tuition for 2024 for the entirety of the program (Instructors, mentoring, evaluation of assignments) will be 289€ + 100€ CVEC state contribution (rates subjects to minor changes). 

Room and board costs at the summer session, as well as costs of providing the training program, are partly covered by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The part remaining on the participant (see details here) are generally covered by each teacher’s employer, as part of their professional development budget. 

See details in the booklet below.

EN_DEARMO4_Teaching Western Armenian in Diaspora_2021.pdf