Chair of Foreign Languages and Literature

History of the Chair

The teaching of foreign languages at the Institute was held in the same department together with the Russian language for more than two decades․In 1996, the teaching of English, French and German languages was in the Department of Foreign Languages, the founder and head of which was Associate Professor Hakob Meghrikyan.Since 1983 to 1990 Associate Professor Tamara Pimenova. In 1996 when the Department was renamed the Department of English and German Languages, Sahakanush Grigoryan, became it’ s Head. Since 2003, the Department has been headed by Doctor and Professor of philology Anahit Hovhannisyan. Such outstanding people as Nubar Saatchyan, Nadezhda Pozmantir, Svetlana Stepanyan, Inesa Akopovna, Tamara Manasaryan and others made great contribution to the formation of this department and the majour of an English teacher at the Institute. Currently, the Department consists of 1 Doctor of Sciences, 1 Professor, 6 Candidates of sciences, 3 Associate Professors, most of the lecturers are young graduate students. Scientific interests are diverse: from Typological understanding of languages to Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication and Cognitive Linguistics. In recent years, the Department has significantly expanded its active cooperation with several European (England, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Italy) and American universities. Many young English lecturers and many students have been successfully involved in various educational programs of the European Union. The strong ties, which have been established with the British Council in Armenia and US Embassy, allow the Department to constantly update its educational and methodological rich database.

During the structural changes of SHSU in 2017, the department of "Russian Language" and "Foreign Literature" were united and renamed the Department of "Russian Language and Literature".
The department has a rich scientific and teaching history.

1940-1971 the Department was a general Department of "Russian Language, Literature and Foreign languages" general department, which was consequently led by Mekhak Harutyunyan, Elena Grigoriadin, Arsen Arustamyan, Anahit Amiryan, BellaYesajanyan, Boris Bartenev, Nikolay Anastasov.
Since 1970, as separate units, were formed the departments of "Russian Language" and "Foreign Literature" which were headed by Associate Professors Emma Hovhannisyan, Yuri Safyan, Professor Gayane Ambardaryan, Associate Professors Maria Lvintsova, Yuri Sokhryakov, Tatyana Shchepakova, Seda Ghasabyan, Tamara Melikyan, Evelina Matevosyan.
Since 2017, the Head of the Department of "Russian Language and Literature" has been an Associate Professor Evelina Matevosyan.
The department's research interests include Linguistics, Literary studies, Methods of Russian Language and Literature Current Issues of Textbook .
Almost all members of the department have academic titles and degrees, authors of monographs, articles and textbooks, and methodological manuals. Members of the department take an active part in national and international conferences, considering the problems of various fields of science and the educational system.
The department cooperates with the departments of many universities, scientific centers and schools. Currently, the department carries out two bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with full-time and part-time education.
The department of "Intercultural Communication and Tourism" compared to the "Faculty of Humanities and Arts" was one of the youngest at Departments, acted as an independent department since 1992. The founder of the department was the Honored Teacher of the Republic, Associate Professor Hakob Megrikyan, under whose leadership the department worked until 1996.

1996-2003 the Department was headed by PhD, Associate Professor Zhanet Sargsyan.
2003-2011 the Department was headed by PhD, Associate Professor Susanna Harutyunyan.
In 2011-2015 was held by the position of the Head of the Department of Philology
, PhD, Associate Professor Varduhi Stepanyan.
Since 2015, the Department was headed by PhD Shushanik Ter-Adamyan.

In 2013, Department of “French Language and Literature”, was united with “German Language and Literature” and renamed the Department of “French, German Languages and their Methods of Teaching.

In 2017 the Department was replenished with the majours “Sustainable Tourism and Service” (bachelor’s degree) Intercultural Communication and Tourism.

The Department suggests 4 majours for bachelor’s degree and 1 for master’s degree with full-time and part-time academic programmes.

  • Intercultural communication French-Armenian, full-time study, Bachelor’s degree
  • French Language and Literature, full-time and part-time studies, Bachelor’s degree
  • German Language, full-time study, Bachelor’s Degree
  • Service, full-time and part-time studies, Bachelor’s Degree
  • Sustainable Tourism, Master’s Degree

 

The Department constantly reviews and modernizes academic curricula in accordance with the modern requirements of the labor market.

The Department closely cooperates with the French Embassy in Armenia, the French organization “Alliance Francaise”, the regular visitors to its rich library are lecturers and students of the Department.

Since 2000, the Department has been working closely with the organization GREF/Pensioners Without Borders/. Twice a year, for 6 weeks, a French specialist worked at the department, conducting seminars and trainings on the French language, as well as the methodology of teaching French aimed at  transit of Francophone in the Shirak region.

The department also cooperates with the German Academic Exchange Program/DAAD/ and the Goethe Institute. Lecturers of the department take an active part in annual trainings and seminars held by the German Academic Exchange Program and the Goethe Institute/DAAD/.

The department is one of the most effective participants of the annual "Golden Word" and" Human Rights in the 21st century" contests held in Armenia, many students also participate in the work of the local offices of the organizations “KASA” and “SPFA”.

The Department is staffed with experienced specialists in the fields of service and tourism as well as French and German languages.The range of interests of the teaching staff of the Department is very large: Methodology, Intercultural Communication and Cognitive Linguistics, Fundamentals of Tourism, Intercultural Communication in Tourism.

The Department takes an active part in the preservation and dissemination of the French and German languages, being a scientific and methodological center for teaching French and German in the region. Lecturers of the department take annual training courses in foreign universities, effectively participate in European “Erazmus+”, DAAD grant educational programs. The Department constantly cooperates with French, Swiss, Belgian and German volunteers.

The Department has created its own rich library, which is mainly equipped with modern educational and methodological literature published in France and Germany. It’s rich in technologies and teaching materials, which greatly contribute to the training of highly qualified professional personnel in the field of French, German, service and tourism.

As part of the structural changes of SUSh in August 2022, "The Faculty of Humanities and Arts” is renamed “the Faculty of Humanities”, the departments of ”Russian Language and Literature” and “Intercultural Communication and Tourism” joined the Department of "English Language and Literature", which is renamed the Department of “Foreign Languages and Literature”.

The Department constantly reviews and modernizes academic curricula in accordance with the modern requirements of the labor market.

The Department closely cooperates with the French Embassy in Armenia, the French organization “Alliance Francaise”, the regular visitors to its rich library are lecturers and students of the Department.

Since 2000, the Department has been working closely with the organization GREF/Pensioners Without Borders/. Twice a year, for 6 weeks, a French specialist worked at the department, conducting seminars and trainings on the French language, as well as the methodology of teaching French aimed at  transit of Francophone in the Shirak region.

The department also cooperates with the German Academic Exchange Program/DAAD/ and the Goethe Institute. Lecturers of the department take an active part in annual trainings and seminars held by the German Academic Exchange Program and the Goethe Institute/DAAD/.

The department is one of the most effective participants of the annual "Golden Word" and" Human Rights in the 21st century" contests held in Armenia, many students also participate in the work of the local offices of the organizations “KASA” and “SPFA”.

The Department is staffed with experienced specialists in the fields of service and tourism as well as French and German languages. The range of interests of the teaching staff of the Department is very large: Methodology, Intercultural Communication and Cognitive Linguistics, Fundamentals of Tourism, Intercultural Communication in Tourism.

The Department takes an active part in the preservation and dissemination of the French and German languages, being a scientific and methodological center for teaching French and German in the region. Lecturers of the department take annual training courses in foreign universities, effectively participate in European “Erazmus+”, DAAD grant educational programs. The Department constantly cooperates with French, Swiss, Belgian and German volunteers.

The Department has created its own rich library, which is mainly equipped with modern educational and methodological literature published in France and Germany. It’s rich in technologies and teaching materials, which greatly contribute to the training of highly qualified professional personnel in the field of French, German, service and tourism.

As part of the structural changes of SUSh in August 2022, "The Faculty of Humanities and Arts” is renamed “the Faculty of Humanities”, the departments of ”Russian Language and Literature” and “Intercultural Communication and Tourism” joined the Department of "English Language and Literature", which is renamed the Department of “Foreign Languages and Literature”.

 

 

Acting Head of the Chair

Hovhannisyan Anahit
Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor

Lecturers

Harutyunyan Mariam
Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences,
Associate Professor

Heghine  Isahakyan

Tonoyan Lusine
Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences

Abgaryan Ovsanna
Lecturer

Angela Igityan
Lecturer

Ter-Mkrtchyan Naira
Lecturer

Meliqyan Gayane
Lecturer

Suvaryan Armine
Lecturer

Adamyan Armine
Lecturer

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Grigoryan Marine
Lecturer

Davtyan Nara
Lecturer

Garerginyan Aida
PhD, Associate Professor

Safyan Vanuhi
PhD, Associate Professor

Hovhannisyan Angela
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor

Matikyan Hasmik
Candidate of Philology․

 Galstyan Gayane
Lecturer


Shushanik Ter-Adamyan

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences

Harutyunyan Gayane
Lecturer

Manukyan Meri
Lecturer

Bakchinyan Astghik
Lecturer

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