In order to encourage the new generation to speak their mother tongue, the Armenian Language Revitalization Committee of the Western Prelacy, has prepared a strategic plan with short and long term action plans, after conducting an extensive research and analysis.

As one of the preliminary steps, the committee organized a Poster Design Competition on first quarter of 2018. The competition was open for all high school, college and university students to encourage and create interest towards the Armenian language.


The Armenian Language Revitalization Committee of the Western Prelacy in collaboration with the Armenian Studies Program of CSUN University organized a public lecture on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Glendale Central Library.

The topic of the lecture was “The Benefits of Bilingualism”, which was presented by Prof. Ana Sánchez-Muñoz, Ph.D.

To view the lecture please click on the following link:

Dr. Ana Sánchez-Muñoz was born in Spain.  After graduating from the University of Salamanca with a B.A. in Philology, she moved to the U.S. in 2000 to pursue a doctoral degree. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Linguistics and later received a second Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics form the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2011.

Dr. Sánchez-Muñoz is a Full Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, and has served as Chair of the Linguistics Department at California State University, Northridge. She regularly teaches Language and Linguistics courses including Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, and Language Acquisition and Language Development in ethnic and minority students.

Prof. Sánchez-Muñoz’s research interests include bilingualism and multilingualism, language variation and change, language acquisition, and situations of language contact. In particular, she is interested in situations of contact between heritage languages (such as Spanish, Armenian, etc.) and English in the U.S., as well as in studying how heritage languages are developed, used, and maintained.

Dr. Sánchez-Muñoz has published several journal articles and book chapters on language variation, sociolinguistics, and Spanish as heritage language. She is the author of Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: A Study of Speakers’ Register Variation (Verlag Dr. Muller, 2009). She has also co-edited two books that deal with immigration issues in the U.S. and the realities of ethnic minorities in Southern California: Learning English/Learning AmericaLatino and Asian American Voices (Kendall/Hunt, 2008) and Navigating the Great Recession: Immigrant Families’ Stories of Resilience (Kendall/Hunt, 2011).