The course “Georgian as a Foreign Language” is a course for beginners, intended for non-native speakers of Georgian.
Georgian is one of the world’s oldest languages. It is very important and interesting from a linguistic point of view, as well as from cultural and anthropological points of view.
Some general issues of the modern Georgian language will be analyzed, such as:
• Georgian alphabet,
• Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Numerals,
• Number and declension,
• System of the Verb,
• Some syntactical structures.
And as the course is intended as an introduction to Georgian as a foreign language, lots of practical exercises will be presented as well.
1. The course of the Georgian language I developed last spring (2011) at Dartmouth College. I developed this course during my residency as Fellow of the Open Society Institute.
2. M. NIkolaishvili, 1999 – M. Nikolaishvili, Georgian Language (Intensive course, 1). The book is with 3 CDs, Tbilisi, 1999.
The objectives of the course “Georgian as a Foreign Language” are:
To provide students with a general knowledge of Georgian.
To develop students’ necessary insights for analyzing Georgian data.
To make students practically use their Georgian speaking skills
Two seminars per week. First seminar is on Thursday, November 1. The second seminar is on Monday, November 5.
Mode of instruction
Some written assignments during the course.
The grading – 1-10.
- Howard Aronson “Georgian A reading Grammar” is available through internet
The teacher will bring with him copies of
- L. Geguchadze, 2004 – L. Geguchadze, THE GEORGIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGN LEARNERS, I, CONCISE GRAMMAR WITH TEXTS AND VOCABULARY, Tbilisi State University Publishing house, first edition 1996, second edition 2004.
Advised literature AFTER the course is:
HOWARD I. ARONSON AND DODONA KIZIRIA, GEORGIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, A CONTINUING COURSE, SLAVICA, Bloomington, Indiana, 1999
Coordinator of Studies Titia Bouma