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AUA Launches Preschool English Childcare Program

YEREVAN–The Center for Research in Applied Linguistics at the American University of Armenia is launching an English language childcare program for preschoolers, designed to provide children with an immersive English learning environment.

This program was piloted in the summer of 2012, when interested families could hold play sessions in their homes with the help of an English-speaking child-care specialists from AUA.

Now, the program has a home of its own at the AUA’s campus, located in Room 49A of the Main Building. The dedicated classroom is equipped and decorated to provide preschool children, with fun and meaningful play experiences.

Activities for the children are designed to enhance creative, intellectual and social skills and include: playing with toys, physical games, singing, craft projects, drawing, painting, clay modeling, reading picture books, game-like learning activities for basic concepts, such as shapes, colors, and numbers.

Trained specialists will communicate with children during play sessions only in English, providing them with a unique opportunity to pick up the language, naturally. Over time, through contextualized interaction, your children gradually improve comprehension of English and over time start producing English with 1-2 words and then in complete sentences.

More information about the program is available at: http://tefl.aua.am/preschool.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

The AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.

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