Zarmanazan 2021 becomes Zartsants 2.1

Registrations for Zartsants 2.1 are now closed.


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Zarmanazan 2021 has become Zartsants 2.1, a creative and interactive Western Armenian language online immersion programme. It will take place, exclusively online, on the same dates, from July 12 to August 7.

This program has three distinct and interconnected parts:

  • A programme for 10 to 17 year olds
  • A programme for young adults from 18 to 24 years old

The youth and young adults have various activities adapted to their age group. These include visual arts and audio-visual workshops, crafts, music, theater and movement, creative writing and literary readings.  All the activities are carried out in Armenian, in the presence of the talented and qualified facilitator team.

It should be noted that an intermediate level of Armenian is required for the young adult group. The number of spaces is limited.

  • A university section for teachers of Western Armenian

This is an intensive program for Diaspora-based educators, leading towards a diploma from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris. It includes theoretical instruction prepared by specialists, as well as guided practice training. The number of participants is limited to 15.

A place where children, youth, teachers and facilitators of the Diaspora join together in a common program

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The “Zarmanazan” educational program was launched by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2017 as part of its Western Armenian revitalization initiatives. It is organized in partnership with L’association Mille et un Mondes (Lyon, France) and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO, Paris, France).

The Zarmanazan summer program is certified by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports. 


Consult the original Zarmanazan 2021 Announcement in:

French Armenian