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Armenias Education Minister: Armenian Is and Will Remain the Only Official Language

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YEREVANArmenias Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan announced on Sept. 22 that Armenian will remain the only official language in Armenia, and that Russian will continue to be considered a foreign language.

Levon Mkrtchyan speaking at the Sept. 22 press conference (Photo: Photolure)

In the Republic of Armenia, Armenian is and will remain the only official language because we are an independent and sovereign country This is an axiom. All other languages are foreign languages, Mkrtchyan, who is a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), told a news conference as reported by RFE/RLs Armenian service.

Mkrtchyan was commenting on an ongoing controversy, which arose after his Ministrys announcement that it planned to improve the teaching of the Russian language in Armenian schools. On Sept. 11, the Ministry stressed the economic, cultural, scientific, and geopolitical importance of popularizing Russian on their official website.

Many public figures throughout Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora criticized the Ministrys announcement, citing it as a threat to the current status of Armenian as the only official language in the country.

Armenias Prime Minsiter Karen Karapetyan told reporters on Thursday that he never asked the ministry to promote Russian at the expense of other languages. The Prime Ministers instruction was to ensure a qualitative change in the methodology of teaching foreign languages, Mkrtchyan echoed on Friday.

Mkrtchyan said that the Minsitry fo Education has also been working on a separate concept for a better teaching of the English, French and German languages in Armenian schools.

Accoridng to RFE/RLs Armenian service, Mkrtchyan said that Russian warrants a separate policy framework because it uses a different alphabet and is still more commonly spoken in Armenia than any other foreign language. He also argued that since Armenia is a member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and that Russian is the working language of the trade bloc, it would be beneficial to implement new techniques and teaching methods.




YEREVANArmenias Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan announced on Sept. 22 that Armenian will remain the only official language in Armenia, and that Russian will continue to be considered a foreign language. Levon Mkrtchyan speaking at the Sept. 22 press conference (Photo: Photolure) In the Republic of Armenia, Armenian is and will remain the only official language because we are an independent and sovereign country This is an axiom. All other languages are foreign languages, Mkrtchyan, who is a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), told a news conference as reported by RFE/RLs Armenian service. Mkrtchyan was commenting on an ongoing controversy, which arose after his Ministrys announcement that it planned to improve the teaching of the Russian language in Armenian schools. On Sept. 11, the Ministry stressed the economic, cultural, scientific, and geopolitical importance of popularizing Russian on their official website. Many public figures throughout Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora criticized the Ministrys announcement, citing it as a threat to the current status of Armenian as the only official language in the country. Armenias Prime Minsiter Karen Karapetyan told reporters on Thursday that he never asked the ministry to promote Russian at the expense of other languages. [...]
YEREVANArmenias Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan announced on Sept. 22 that Armenian will remain the only official language in Armenia, and that Russian will continue to be considered a foreign language. Levon Mkrtchyan speaking at the Sept. 22 press conference (Photo: Photolure) In the Republic of Armenia, Armenian is and will remain the only official language because we are an independent and sovereign country This is an axiom. All other languages are foreign languages, Mkrtchyan, who is a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), told a news conference as reported by RFE/RLs Armenian service. Mkrtchyan was commenting on an ongoing controversy, which arose after his Ministrys announcement that it planned to improve the teaching of the Russian language in Armenian schools. On Sept. 11, the Ministry stressed the economic, cultural, scientific, and geopolitical importance of popularizing Russian on their official website. Many public figures throughout Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora criticized the Ministrys announcement, citing it as a threat to the current status of Armenian as the only official language in the country. Armenias Prime Minsiter Karen Karapetyan told reporters on Thursday that he never asked the ministry to promote Russian at the expense of other languages. [...]
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