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Heritage Armenian

Why Heritage Armenian?

If you can speak and comprehend Armenian with your family and community, this language course is for you! You will improve your reading and writing skills, you communicative and sociocultural competence, and your analytic understanding of the language.

Prospective Students

  • There is one Heritage Armenian course offered (LIHL 113).
  • The course is 4 units of upper division credit.


Can LIHL Armenian courses count for majors, minors, GEs or language requirements?

  • Any LIHL course will satisfy the language requirement for majors (e.g. Linguistics, International Studies) or colleges (ERC, Revelle)
  • Language courses can fulfill GE requirements in Muir, Marshall, Sixth and Warren - check colleges for details

LIHL 113 - Linguistics/Armenian for Armenian Speakers

For students who already comprehend informal spoken Armenian but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and culture; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Armenian. Some speaking ability in Armenian recommended. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.
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View Sample Course Syllabi (PDF):

  • LIHL 113

Additional Resources:

Course Reserves and Independent Language Learning:

Contact Us

Rachel Pekras, Language Program Coordinator & Advisor
(858) 822-2711

Elham Sadegholvad, Heritage Language Program Academic Coordinator