About the course

This Internet-based, English-language course offers an introduction to Georgian language and culture, as well as a basic knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary. It includes all the necessary material online: texts, audio files, grammar, interactive exercises, a dictionary, and other sources. A follow-up course, Georgian II, improves the students’ communicative skills and activates their vocabulary. No obligatory meetings.

Georgian is a fascinating language with its unique alphabet and the documented history back to the 5th century A.D.

Georgian language course is an internet-based course. Students have the opportunity to learn the language without leaving their home or computer. No obligatory meetings are included. Examination is also conducted online.

The course lasts 18 weeks. Lessons are published twice a week and are numbered as two-part lectures, e.g. Lecture 1, Lecture 1 (2), Lecture 2, Lecture 2 (2), etc. Each lesson contains information regarding the Georgian language, as well as regarding the Georgian culture and society.

Lessons combine grammar, dialogues, exercises and other materials. Students have access to a large number of audio files and interactive exercises. The course also contains texts with a translation and detailed explanations of each word and each grammatical affix. Georgian texts are offered in Georgian script, parallel Latin transcription and audio files are also provided.

The course is time flexible. Published lessons are available to the end of the semester.
Obligatory assignments that should be completed and submitted are published every tenth day. The students receive individual feedback on assignments. In addition, non-compulsory live sessions for interested students are offered.

The course combines opportunities both for those students who are interested in learning the language for communicative purposes and for those students who are interested to learn about the language structure and typologically interesting features of Georgian.

Students are not required to buy course literature. All necessary materials are offered online within a virtual classroom where students have access to the course material, to the teacher and to each other.

Students who have already taken the course can explain it. Let us listen to their voices from anonymous course evaluation:

”I really think that the course was excellent and I have really enjoyed it very much. I still have a long way to go but I feel that it gives a good grounding in Georgian language. The quality of the course was excellent and the exercises that we could do ourselves were very good. It was very well structured and also pushed you a little.”

”I have never done an online course before and so I was a little sceptical and thought that it wouldn't compare to a face to face course but in the end I actually found it better as I could fit it into my work schedule more easily.”

”I learned so much from this course. And more than that, I really enjoyed it! The lectures were presented in a clear manner that was easy to follow.”

”It is a fantastic course. Can't imagine any better way to teach online. Thorough explanations, clever exercises, pleasant and very high-quality information. I wish the course could continue forever! This course kept me interested and busy the whole time.”

Course content

The course offers

- a basic knowledge of the grammatical structure and vocabulary of Georgian with a particular focus on typologically interesting features.

- an introduction to Georgian and South Caucasian studies

- an overview of the language situation in Georgia

- an orientation to Georgian culture and society.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for university studies.


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral and written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available on the school’s web-pages. The students are also given a possibility to offer feedback for each module/unit.

Students have an opportunity for discussions and suggestions concerning the course during the term both in Forum and through e-mail correspondence with the teacher. Students can also take contact to the student union.


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