FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAM FOR ARTSAKH STUDENTS

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAM FOR ARTSAKH STUDENTS

The French language program aims to provide comprehensive French language courses for Artsakh students, addressing gaps in their curriculum.

Following the displacement of over 18 thousand schoolchildren from Artsakh in September 2023, many continued their education in Yerevan and surrounding areas. Twenty-four students from Artsakh, enrolled at Primary School N48 named after Misak Manushyan in Yerevan with an intensive French language program. However, as most Artsakh children had not previously studied French, they encountered difficulties. In response to parents’ requests, the organization “We Are Our Mountains” collaborated with the school to arrange additional French lessons for these students from March 17, 2024, until the end of the academic year. The classes, taught by the school’s French teachers, are held twice a week for students in grades 4-9.

GOALS

  • Address educational disparities by helping Artsakh students bridge the gap in their French language proficiency, facilitating their integration into the regular curriculum.
  • Enhance academic achievement by improving students’ French language skills, enabling them to comprehend and excel in subjects that require linguistic proficiency.
  • Evaluate progress and effectiveness regularly through assessments and feedback mechanisms to ensure continuous improvement and optimization of learning outcomes.
Geography

Geography

Yerevan

Implementation dates

Implementation dates

Mart – June 2024

Beneficiaries

  • Direct beneficiaries: 24 Artsakh students at Yerevan Basic School N48 named after Misak Manushyan, receiving intensive French language instruction despite no prior exposure to French.
  • Indirect beneficiaries: Approximately 100 family members of the students.


S
ustainability 

  • The project aims to facilitate French language acquisition for internally displaced Artsakh students, easing their academic adaptation in the upcoming school year. Additionally, it aims to enhance students’ extracurricular engagement and mental well-being while fostering greater cultural understanding, particularly about France.
  • Ongoing monitoring will ensure effective program implementation, with parental feedback informing program enhancements.

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS