During the past decade, hundreds of children have been adopted from Armenia, some of which to non-Armenian parents and many who do not live in close proximity to an Armenian school or Armenian Church. Given the importance of the Armenian language to these children’s ethnic identity, the Armenian Language Program (ALP) was developed in July 2015 to provide elementary and intermediate Armenian instruction to children adopted from Armenia who are now living in the Diaspora. The ALP offers live, virtual instruction, in both Eastern and Western Armenian, to the children, their families, and anyone in the global community interested in gaining an appreciation for the Armenian language. The ALP is overseen by SOAR-Yerevan, with proceeds benefiting SOAR’s Orphan Transitional Program.


See messages and a video from some of the students who have participated in the ALP, HERE.
Happy five – year anniversary!


My name is Amalya Abrahamyan. I graduated from Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute. Since 2010 I have been working as a teacher in the primary school of Amrakits, Lori region. Along with teaching, I have been responsible for several projects, such as regular home visits to the disadvantage families to make sure their children attend school and contributing to the methodological direction of the school. From 2007 to 2008, I have been a European volunteer in the Youth Cultural Center in Jelgava, Latvia, in the framework of Youth in Action programme funded by the European Union. There I supported the center in providing different after school activities, helping with homework and spending time with the youth and children who primarily came from disadvantage families. From 2005 to 2007, I was a volunteer for CPFA (French-Armenian Cultural Center) and responsible for the coordination of ‘Joi de Livres’ project – reading French stories in the schools and kindergartens of Stepanavan and its villages.

My name is Sona and I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics: Italian Language from Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov in 2013. I am currently a Master’s student there in the Department of Linguistics: Linguistics and Typology. I am also a freelance translator and have also held many positions as a translator and interpreter. Currently, I am working as a translator for the renowned Armenian artist Rafael Megall and Italian Art Critic Demetrio Paparoni as well as a translator for SOAR. I am fluent in Armenian, Italian, and English and also speak Russian.

If you would like to enroll in the Armenian Language Program, please fill out the form below:

Classes will be held once a week.
Class sessions will run 40 minutes for children 60 minutes for adults.
For each enrolled student, the following costs apply:

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Week of February 5th, 2020 through end of May, 2020: $375

Week of June 7th, 2020 through end of August, 2020: $300

Week of September 10th, 2020 through end of November, 2020: $300

Armenian Language Program Students

Hi Everyone.

My name is Sona. I speak 6 languages and looking forward to adding new ones to my list.

Learning a foreign language is my hobby. I agree, it is not an easy activity. It requires a lot of dedication and motivation. However, I am sure I am not the only person who’s doing it for fun 🙂 Let me be honest, the only thing I can assure you is that it WILL definitely be fun and rewarding to speak a new language.

What language should you learn? My advice to you is Armenian! The reasons are far more than I could think of when 5 years ago I started teaching Armenian online through the Armenian Language Program with SOAR.

Let me keep this brief because my students have prepared short videos that are definitely worth watching. One more thing – I am a very proud teacher, I love all of my students, and I would like to thank them for learning Armenian with ALP. I also send my special thanks to George Yacoubian for making this happen.

For more details about ALP and if you have an interest in learning Armenian, here is the link.

I am always here for you.

With love, your teacher,