Students in Ms. Jean Willson's English class in Tongonoxie, Kansas have sent letters to the Anania Shiratsi school in Gyumri.
The English students of the School after Anania Shirakatsi, an Armenian
historian and scholar, are interested in communicating with pen pals in
the United States. They are now receiving letters from Jean Willson's
class. The School includes preschool through higher education; was
established in 1996. Since then they have graduated about 500 students.
There are two main departments in higher education, where students study
literature, languages, law, economy, mathematics, etc.
These are some of the students on the left are involved in the English
emphasis program headed by Julia Grigorian (on the right). She recently
completed an Armenian-English-Russian dictionary of mathematical terms,
including calculus, trigonometry and geometry, designed for school as well
as professional use.
Although the school has seven computers for university student use, none
are for classrooms or English study and none have modems. In addition,
heavy use of computers makes it difficult to ensure regular access to
computers for the English students. It also makes it difficult to include
these students in computer classes.
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