Keuzevak: Georgisch, Georgian as a Foreign Language

Vakbeschrijving Keuzevak: Georgisch, Georgian as a Foreign Language
Collegejaar: 2012-2013
Studiegidsnummer: 5822KGEO
Docent(en):
  • Prof. R. Kurdadze
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 200
Periode: Semester 1, Blok II
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Description

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.

Teaching materials:
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.

Course Objectives

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

Timetable

Two seminars per week. First seminar is on Thursday, November 1. The second seminar is on Monday, November 5.

Timetable

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

Some written assignments during the course.
The grading – 1-10.

Blackboard

Yes: Blackboard.

Reading list

  1. 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

Registration

Via uSis

Contact information

Coordinator of Studies Titia Bouma

Remarks

Talen