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Spring 2016 capstone defenses

The Master’s Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the American University of Armenia is proud to announce Spring 2016 capstone defenses of MA TEFL students.    Starting from April 25 through May 17 a total of 29 students will defend their projects. Some of them are research theses, and others are curriculum design projects.   The list of capstone topics […] Read entire article »

English Language Teacher Educator Scott Thornbury’s Interview with Yerkir Media

English Language Teacher Educator Scott Thornbury’s Interview with Yerkir Media
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YEREVAN, Armenian – An internationally recognized teacher educator in the field of English Language Teaching, Scott Thornbury along with Addeh Hovassapian of the British Council of Armenia spoke with Yerkir Media on education and language teaching in Armenia.


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Public Lecture: Seven Things Beginning with M

Public Lecture: Seven Things Beginning with M
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YEREVAN, Armenia – On November 18, the Center for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a lecture for language teachers and teacher educators, led by Scott Thornbury.


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New Book Explores Teaching with Humor

New Book Explores Teaching with Humor
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A recently published book by TESOL Press entitled New Ways in Teaching with Humor explores ways in which humor can be used in teaching English language. It offers a wide range of activities for beginning to advanced level students.


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Live-Streaming of British Council’s Teaching for Success Online Conference

Live-Streaming of British Council’s Teaching for Success Online Conference
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YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 5 and 7, the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Teaching English as a Foreign Language program and the Center for Research in Applied Linguistics together with the British Council Armenia organized a live streaming of the British Council’s first online Teaching for Success Conference.


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Syrian Armenian teaches English in a region after successfully graduating from the American University of Armenia

Syrian Armenian teaches English in a region after successfully graduating from the American University of Armenia
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When bombs start falling, most people aren’t thinking about getting an education. Setrag Hovsepian, however, was; and that made all the difference. Setrag, known as Seto to his family and friends, graduated this past June from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Master’s Program. Delivering the valedictorian’s speech […]


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New Faculty Member Joins MA TEFL Program

New Faculty Member Joins MA TEFL Program
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YEREVAN, Armenia – Professor Marina Dodigovic has recently joined the MA TEFL faculty at AUA. Professor Dodigovic holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Bremen.


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AUA Students Teach English and Environmental Responsibility to Children in Rural Villages

AUA Students Teach English and Environmental Responsibility to Children in Rural Villages
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YEREVAN, Armenia – Ninety-one school children from the Karakert and Hatsik villages successfully completed English classes on environmental issues, designed by American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) graduating students Anna Alaverdyan and Dianna Torosyan.


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Teacher Training in Vanadzor at Public School 22

Teacher Training in Vanadzor at Public School 22
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VANADZOR, Armenia – On June 29, 2016, thirty-four English teachers participated in an In-Service Teacher Professional Development Training organized by AUA’s Center for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) on the occasion of the first anniversary of CRAL’s Experimental English Classes (EEC) in Vanadzor.


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5th Student Research Conference

5th Student Research Conference
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YEREVAN, Armenia – The Master’s Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) and the Center for Research in Applied Linguistics at the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted the 5th Annual Student Research Conference on June 11th.


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Impacting Communities with Capstones in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Impacting Communities with Capstones in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
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YEREVAN, Armenia – A total of 29 graduating students from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Master’s program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) marked their final milestone with capstone presentations.


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