Autumn 2004 (12.3)
Azeri Classes - Washington, DC
classes have already begun this fall in Washington, D.C. at the
Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center (ATCC). This is the first
time that ATCC has offered language instruction.
Left: Azeri Classes at the Summer Session
at the University of Indiana at Bloomington. Courses in both
First and Second Year are offered.
Standing from left to right: Shahyar Daneshgah (Instuctor for
First Year), Eric Lepisto (2nd Year), Ilaha Huseynova (Instuctor
for Second Year) and Ed Vasques (2nd Year). Seated (clockwise
starting from bottom) First year students: Chris Bork, Greg Burris,
Robert Dunbar and 2nd year students: Hakki Gurkas and Graeme
They intend to continue
offering these courses on a regular basis. Two Levels I and II
are being offered from September 20 to February 3, 2005 (4.5
months, 72 hours). Class sessions are held in the evenings, two
hours twice a week.
The courses emphasize grammar, reading and writing. Level I is
designed for students who have no prior knowledge of Azeri. The
course is being taught by Elchin Hajiyev who has taught Azeri
for the U.S. State Department. Because of considerable interest,
a new session is scheduled to start in October. The text "Elementary
Azerbaijani" by Kurtulush Oztopchu is used as the primary
ATCC is located in Georgetown at 1212 Potomac Street, NW, Washington
DC 20007. It is the center for the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of
Commerce which was founded in 1997.
Contact Seymour Khalilov, Director, (202) 333-8702 or Email:
Course cost is $250.
From Azerbaijan International (12.3) Autumn 2004.
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