If you are planning to study in Armenia then you are surely wondering, “What language is spoken in Armenia” and “How to learn that language”.

Armenian language is the national language of Armenians and the official language of the Republic of Armenia and The Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. Armenian is an independent branch of the Indo-European language family. It is also spoken in the Armenian Diaspora – Spyurk.

The Armenian language is one of the oldest languages in the world. Armenian has originated along with the formation of the Armenian people in the Armenian land. After the invention of the Armenian alphabet, it developed with the written monuments in the 5th century. Armenian alphabet was created by Mesrop Mashtots and originally consisted of 36 original letters, to which ō, f and yev were added at a later stage.

Armenian has some connection with Irish, Baltic-Slavonic, and Greek languages.

The modern Armenian language is divided into two forms: Western Armenian / spoken by the Armenian diaspora/ and Eastern Armenian.

The Armenian language has almost 50 dialects. Most of them differ from each other more than the languages of the same language family.

Where to learn Armenian

There are many ways to learn Armenian. Higher education institutions offer language courses alongside their degree programmes/please, check your University/. There are also many summer courses throughout Armenia which can help you improve your language skills in preparation for a degree programme or for using in everyday life. These courses often take place between June and September and are offered at various levels of linguistic proficiency.

If you want to learn Armenian before your arrival, there are also online courses of Armenian language. Check the following links to get started learning Armenian online: