Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2004 (12.3)
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Azeri Language

Azeri Classes - Washington, DC

Azeri 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 Wood.

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 text.

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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