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What is Georgian I about?
Georgian is a fascinating language with its unique alphabet and the documented history back to the 5th century A.D.
Georgian language course is an internet based course. Students have opportunity to learn the language without leaving their home or computer. No obligatory meetings are included. Examination is also conducted on the internet.
The course lasts 18 weeks. Lessons are published twice a week and are numbered as two-part lectures, e.g. Lecture 1, Lecture 1 (2), Lecture 2, Lecture 2 (2), etc. Each lesson contains information regarding the Georgian language, as well as regarding the Georgian culture and society.
No previous knowledge of Georgian is needed
Lessons combine grammar, dialogues, exercises and other materials. Students have access to a large number of audio files and interactive exercises. The course also contains texts with a translation and detailed explanations of each word and each grammatical affix. Georgian texts are offered in Georgian script, parallel Latin transcription and audio files are also provided.
The course is time flexible. Published lessons are available to the end of the semester.
Obligatory assignments that should be completed and submitted are published every tenth day. The students receive individual feedback on assignments. In addition, non compulsory live sessions for interested students are offered.
The course combines opportunities both for those students who are interested in learning the language for communicative purposes and for those students who are interested to learn about the language structure and typologically interesting features of Georgian.
Students are not required to buy course literature. All necessary materials are offered online within a virtual classroom where students have access to the course material, to the teacher and to each other.
Why choose Georgian I at Malmö University?
Students who have already taken the course can explain it. Let us listen to their voices from anonymous course evaluation:
• I really think that the course was excellent and I have really enjoyed it very much. I still have a long way to go but I feel that it gives a good grounding in Georgian language. The quality of the course was excellent and the exercises that we could do ourselves were very good. It was very well structured and also pushed you a little.
• I have never done an online course before and so I was a little sceptical and thought that it wouldn't compare to a face to face course but in the end I actually found it better as I could fit it into my work schedule more easily.
• I learned so much from this course. And more than that, I really enjoyed it! The lectures were presented in a clear manner that was easy to follow.
• It is a fantastic course. Can't imagine any better way to teach online. Thorough explanations, clever exercises, pleasant and very high quality information. I wish the course could continue forever! This course kept me interested and busy the whole time. Thank you to its organizers.
The course was established 09 February 2012.
This course syllabus (version 1) was approved 01 March 2012 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society (SMS).
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012.