GLENDALE—After a year of meticulous planning and extensive research, a new Armenian Language Instruction program will be implemented at Chamlian Armenian School beginning this fall. The program’s mission, titled “The Saroyan Project,” was to develop and implement an Armenian language program that would follow a new instructional approach – one that would adopt a contemporary curriculum with creative and effective teaching methodologies.
To develop the program, the School Administration formed a committee consisting of members from UCLA’s Armenian Department, including Dr. Talar Chahinian-Mahroukian, Ms.Shushan Garabedian, and Ms. Myrna Douzjan, as well as Chamlian’s Western and Eastern Armenian Department Chairpersons, Ms. Arax Zarzavatjian and Mr. Saro Nazarian respectively.
“We are truly excited and hope that the program will be successful and appreciated,” said project director, Dr. Talar Chahinian-Mahroukian. She added, “We will start with grade one for now and propagate gradually to other grades.” Principal Vazken Madenlian proudly stated, “The Committee has performed an outstanding job and we are excited to move on to next phase as we implement the program.”