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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Elementary Georgian

Course Code:
Course Not Running 2015/2016
Unit value:
Taught in:
Full Year

Designed to give a basic understanding/knowledge of an exotic language on the edge of Europe and the Middle East. After the course a candidate is able to describe simple events in past/present/future and express future intentions.



Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…
1. knowledge and understanding of basic Georgian grammar
2. knowledge and understanding of essential Georgian vocabulary
3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Georgian structures and expressions in a given context
4. the ability to understand short passages in written Georgian on everyday topics
5. the ability to produce short passages in written Georgian on everyday topics
6. the ability to understand spoken Georgian and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics


Classroom grammar and exercise work. Two hours of tuition each week.

Scope and syllabus

Lessons 1-12 of the course-book.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written exam in May-June (80% of the total mark); two term tests (10% each)

Suggested reading

  • B G Hewitt, Georgian: A Learner's Grammar, Routledge 1995