This Armenian as a Second Language program assumes that every child can learn. We believe that learning takes place in an integrated, holistic way and this program aims to reflect that process. It encompasses four goals through which standards are articulated to assist in the achievement of each goal. The standards are broken up into benchmarks that are progressively band-ed from introduction, beginning, developing, and expanding. All four goals are integrated and go hand-in-hand thus all must be touched upon to create an effective program.