Let’s speak Georgian!
Georgian Language Integrated Course is intended for all students of any age and level. It covers the situations, vocabulary and grammar required to take students up to B2 level and it also covers some of the additional structures required at a more advanced level. The Course comprises dialogues and short texts with comprehensive explanation of new vocabulary and further mastering of this vocabulary before moving on.
Communicative and situation-based exercises, which give practice in using and understanding the new vocabulary, help students learn how to deal with particular situations in Georgian.
Finally, the course has plenty of authentic video material in Georgian which includes cartoons, documentaries on Georgian history and culture and films.
Standard of competence in Georgian as a foreign language
Six-level system of language proficiency:
A (A1-A2) elementary language proficiency; B (B1-B2) Independent language proficiency; C (C1-C2) mastery of the language.
Georgian alphabet is amongst the most advanced ones worldwide against the background of the oldest original alphabets. There are 33 letters in the modern Georgian – 5 vowels and 28 consonants. Each phoneme has its own corresponding grapheme. Unlike many other languages, there are no capital letters in Georgian alphabet, although the ancient Georgian script used capital letters. Later, these letters were applied only at the beginning of paragraphs as a miniature text decor.
In the course of development, Georgian writing changed its appearance three times, and, therefore, there are three types of letter outlines: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli. The Nushkhuri writing is a result of development of Asomtavruli, while Mhedruli is a result of development of Nuskhuri. There were 38 letters in the ancient Georgian alphabet; in the XIX century, five graphemes that were no longer used in live speech were removed from the alphabet.
April 14 is Georgian Language Day!