Learn Georgian

An introduction to the Georgian language by Dr. Nana Danelia:

Additional helpful phrases in Georgian, compiled by Dr. Nana Danelia

*We have information for those who want to study non-titular languages (Abkhazian, Ossetian, Udi). Contact us for more info at georgia@arisc.org

The Georgian Language course

The Georgian Language course [ ქართული ენის კურსი ]  is designed for foreign listeners who speak English or Russian. The course consists of 5 levels and includes both individual and group teaching. The learning process takes place in a question-and-answer mode, using easy, fun and interactive methods that allow students to master the Georgian language in modern and simple ways. The listener is not required to be at a specific level, the teachers of our center will teach spoken Georgian to any level of student. As well as students who already have improved speaking skills, we can offer a special course at the request of the listener.

General information:

  • Duration of one level: 3 months;
  • Total number of levels: 5;
  • Duration of the lesson: 90 minutes;
  • Number of students in a group: 4-5 listeners.
  • The certificate is issued from every level.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.speakup.ge/en/georgian-language-course/

Georgian Language Center for Foreigners

Georgian Language Center for Foreigners (GLCF) provides an effective way of teaching to help expatriates to be able to use Georgian language fluently in a short period of time.
Address: 34 Jiuli Shartava St, Tbilisi
Phone: +995 579 16 46 92
Email: georgianteacher@gmail.com
For additional information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Georgianlanguageforforeigners/

Georgian Language course at Brigham Young University

Level of language offered:  Georgian 300-level (advanced)
Semester/quarter the language will be offered: Georgian 330 winter semesters (Jan-Apr)
Course and number: GEORG 330
In-person or virtual: hybrid-on campus and virtual
Is the course open to language learners outside your institution?: Yes, all students can enroll as a non-matriculated student through eveningclasses.byu.edu
A website where some of the above information may be listed: https://cls.byu.edu/directory
Who to contact and their email address with further questions: Dave Nielsen: Nielsen-davenielsen@byu.edu

Tutorial in Georgian Language offered by the Harvard University

Georgian Studies Center at the Harvard University offers individualized study of the Georgian language at the Elementary level to the Harvard students. Conducted as a tutorial. A two semester introductory course in modern Georgian language and culture, designed for students without previous knowledge who would like to speak Georgian or use the language for reading and research. All four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing) are stressed. Students are exposed to Georgian culture through work with film, journalism, and literature as they learn to use the language both as a means of communication and as a tool for reading and research. For additional information, please visit: https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research-initiatives/program-georgian-studies/opportunities-harvard-students

Center For Personal and Professional Development Of IliaUni: Blended Learning Georgian Language Course (A1.1)

Center for Personal and Professional Development of Ilia State University is announcing admission to the Blended learning  Georgian Language Certificate Course (A1.1).

The aim of the course is for the learner to have listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in Georgian in accordance with the level A 1.1 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and to be able to understand and give important information about himself/herself and others, to identify familiar words and simple phrases, establish easy communication if the interlocutor is talking slowly and clearly about everyday topics.

At the same time, the learner will get acquainted with the elements of the current culture of the Georgian-speaking environment and will be able to take adequate linguistic-cultural action in accordance with his/her linguistic level.

  • Intensive format (8 academic hours per week (1 hour 50 minutes)
  • Synchronous phase: online via zoom
  • Monday and Thursday, 19.00-21.15 (4 full hours)
  • Non-synchronous phase: assignments on elearning (160 minutes per week)

Beginning of the course: June 6
End of the course: July 29
The cost of the course – 600 GEL
Registration deadline: Due to June 3

For Registration: https://bit.ly/3sVECR0

Georgian as a Foreign Language
Online teaching and learning materials for Georgian language learners.
The programme is underway at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
E-mail contact: geolang “at” mes. gov. ge
Phone: (+995 32) 2200220

Complete Georgian Course: Learn Georgian for Beginners

If you’ve ever dreamed of travelling to Georgia and holding your own in real-life situations, being independent and able to communicate with the locals, this is the course for you!

During our course you will learn:

  • Lots and lots of vocabulary
  • How to read and write in Georgian
  • Useful everyday phrases
  • Basic sentence structures
  • Basic grammar rules most beginner courses don’t teach

For additional information, please visit: www.udemy.com

Georgian Language Distance Center

Details for Georgian language Distance Learning Program:

  • Lessons are taught online by professional teachers simultaneously (in an online mode, at a time agreed with members of groups)
  • Children get engaged in an online teaching space with the help of their parent/tutors (only a computer and internet access are needed)
  • Virtual classroom is provided by Microsoft (Skype for Business, Microsoft Classroom)
  • Proposed online lessons are based on an interactive mode of teaching
  • The process involves ‘learning by playing’ method
  • Illustrated and visualized exercises

For additional information, please visit: http://www.distancelearning.mes.gov.ge/en

Goga Askurava Language Center/ Georgian language for foreigners
Levels: A (A1-A2) elementary language proficiency; B (B1-B2) Independent language proficiency; C (C1-C2) mastery of the language.
Website: https://gaiholding.com.ge/georgian-language-for-foreigners/
Contact: info@gaiholding.com.ge; (+995) 599 86 20 20
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. The Course also has plenty of material for oral work. It includes ‘Georgian realia’, which are documents drawn from Georgian daily life. The Course pays particular attention to its grammar section. Explanations are strictly related to the material of a single lesson and are, therefore, not exhaustive. The explanation of each new point of grammar is followed by appropriate and diverting exercises. The Course has improvisation, or role-play, exercises. This gives students the opportunity to use the new vocabulary and structures learnt during the lesson to communicate in real-life situations. Finally, the course has plenty of authentic video material in Georgian which includes cartoons, documentaries on Georgian history and culture and films.

ILC / Georgian language for foreigner
“ILC” Ltd. is offering the best educational program for FOREIGNERS who wish to communicate with the native people and learn more about Georgian culture. “ILC” Ltd. is one of the first center that has been assisting all foreigners to study Georgian language for 9 years. Our program helps learners in mastering the language easily. “ILC “ Ltd.
Website: http://ilc.ge/
Contact: ilcposta[at]gmail.com; (+995 32) 227- 36-01; (+995) 574 10 59 59; (+995) 595 42 49 89
Levels: First level comprises of three steps: Step 1(duration of the course is 3 months)-learners will start right off with all the necessary expressions and words needed in everyday life. Step 2(duration of the course is 3-4 months)- students are given the opportunity to improve their all-round ability in using the language by focusing on vocabulary development. Step 3 – students acquire speaking, listening and writing skills. The First level provides development of simple communicative speech. Level 2 covers: focuse on grammer and practical exercises to improve learners speaking skills. Students have already possessed/mastered certain words vocabulary and have ability to form the idea, it is not difficult for them to speak fluently. Finally, Level 3 focuses on famous Georgian writings, history and cultural reviews.

American Language Center: Survival Georgian
Starting on: Starting dates offered each month
Class times: 10-12 am and 6-8/6:30-8:30pm (although daytime classes may be available on request for groups of 3 or more students)
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Basic (3 weeks / 12 hours of study)
Website: http://www.alctbilisi.ge/en/georgian/
Contact information: alc.tbilisi “at” gmail. com or alcgeorgian “at” gmail. com
Offered by: American Language Center at American Councils, Georgia
Additional Notes: This 3 week course of Survival Georgian (2 hours/twice a week) is run in partnership with the renowned Nana Shavtvaladze Language School. Survival Georgian is designed to build basic communication skills for everyday situations.  Learn how to order food, give directions, shop and bargain, speak to your landlord, and make new friends. The course will focus on communication not grammar. No previous knowledge required. The course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, morning or evening classes (10:00-12:00 AM or 6:00-8:00 PM) at the American Language Center located within American Councils Georgia office. The course cost is 180 GEL, which includes a course book and audio materials.

Education and Training International, Ltd
Elementary level courses in Georgian
Length of study: depends on the requests of the students
Website: https://eti.uk.com/other-languages/
Intensive language course website: https://eti.uk.com/intensive-courses/
Tel: (+995 32)  2250945
E-mail: sales “at” eti-georgia. ge

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP), through American Councils, Georgia
Through homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff.
Application deadlines vary, based on program
Website: https://www.studyabroad.americancouncils.org/erlp

Foreign Service Institute, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Post-Secondary courses. This program is available only for U.S. federal government employees.
Department or Program: School of Lang Studies
Website: https://www.state.gov/key-topics-foreign-service-institute/foreign-language-training/

Indiana University at Bloomington, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: 1st year
Department or Program: School of Global and International Studies
Website: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/
Contact information: languageworkshop “at” indiana. edu
Phone: (+1) 812-8552889
Note: Georgian language courses are note offered every year

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Program: Georgian as a Foreign Language
Offered by: TSU Language Center
Contact: languagecenter “at” tsu. ge; rusudan_dolidze “at” yahoo. com;
Levels offered:  A1; A2; B1; B2; C1; C2 (each course covers one academic year except level A1)
Phone: + 995 32 25 30 48
mobile: + 995 77 27 44 50
Course information:
Students will learn:
• The alphabet, reading and writing fluently;
• From grammar: noun, adjective, numeral, pronoun, preposition, verb in three tenses etc.

Students will be able to:
• Greet, say good-bye, get acquainted and make simple dialogues about themselves, their jobs, subjects they study, family, living place;
• Manage communication in the street, on telephone, in a taxi, in the museum;
• Travel, make reservations, order at the restaurant, buy things at the market independently, find the way, use language ethics at the official meetings and conferences

Language Center Georgia
Intensive (5 days per week/5 lessons per day), standard (5 days per week/4 lessons per day), non-intensive (3 days per week/2 lessons per day), and part-time (2 days per week/2 lessons per day)
Website: http://www.georgiancourses.com/
Contact information: info “at” georgiancourses. com

Language School
LS Georgia offers variety of courses in Georgia, English and Russian for all levels. Instruction includes number of methods, such as Modern “learning language as an infant” approach, immersion exercises, listening comprehension, intensive illustration and gesticulation, focus on real life examples, films, DVD, TV – information programs.
Website: http://www.lsgeorgia.com/index.php

Program: Learn Georgian
Website: http://mylanguages.org/learn_georgian.php

Malmo University: Online Georgian language courses
The course provides an orientation on Georgian culture and society and a basic knowledge of the grammatical structure of Georgian (phonology, morphology and syntax) with particular focus on typologically interesting features. The course is offered as an IT-based distance learning course with instruction in English.
Website: http://www.caucasusstudies.se/geodemo/index.html
E-mail: manana.kock.kobaidze “at” mah. se

Stanford University, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Elementary. Independent study, special arrangement. Check to determine whether course is currently offered.
Department or Program: Special Language Program
Website: https://language.stanford.edu/programs/slp
Contact information: Eva Prionas eprionas “at” stanford. edu
Additional Notes: The Special Language Program (SLP) offers a number of foreign languages not otherwise taught at Stanford. Program information, language offerings, and course descriptions can be found in the Stanford Bulletin. Additional languages may still be offered upon request, provided funding is available. Requests for the following academic year should be made by Spring Quarter of the current year. A Request a Language form is available online, or can be picked up at the Special Language Program office.

Tbilisi Central School of Foreign Languages (TCS), Tbilisi
Georgian for Foreigners
Teaching Georgian language consists of 4 levels
Teaching includes: listening, reading, speaking, writing
Groups: One to One (or group work on request)
Course Duration: 5-6 months; 3 times a week, one hour
Cost of course:
one on one: 25 lari (1 hour)
Group: 130 lari (4-5 students in group)
Website: http://www.tcs.ge/about.php?p=9
Contact e-mail: info “at” tcs. ge
Contact phone number: +995 32 222 5272

The University of Chicago, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced. Check to determine whether course is currently offered.
Department or Program: Slavic Languages & Literatures
Website: http://slavic.uchicago.edu/
Contact information: Tamra Wysocki-Niimi is our Lecturer tmwysock “at” uchicago. edu
Additional Notes: A course on Georgian History and Culture is also available.

University College London, United Kingdom
Georgian Evening Language Classes (All Levels)
Length of course: 30 weeks offered at 6:30 pm on the Bloomsbury campus
Levels of study offered: 1 through 5 (Beginner, Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus)
Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifelearning/courses/georgian-language-evening-course
Contact telephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000