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MA defenses

MA TEFL students will be presenting their capstone projects on a number of different topics during the following days: April 22, Monday through April 30, Wednesday, 2014. 

The capstone defenses are public events and as such are open to the larger community outside of AUA. 

Below is a list of the presentations with the dates and locations on AUA campus: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Paramaz Avedisian Building (PAB). 

Time

Student’s name

Capstone Topic

Capstone Committee Members

  

April 22, Tue: 14:00 – 16:30 (PAB 113W)

 

14.00 – 14.30

Sona Budaghyan

Design Project: Technology Teacher Training in a Remote Region of Armenia

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

14.30 – 15.00

Nelli Asatryan

Thesis project: Expressive Writing in Paper-and-Pen vs. Blog Media

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

15.00 – 15.30

Armine Kocharyan

Design Project: A course based on songs from Walt Disney Cartoons

Irshat Madyarov

Rubina Gasparyan

 

 

 

 

 

     
  

April 23, Wed: 15:00 – 17:00 (PAB 113W)

 

15.00 – 15.30

Mariam Davtyan

Design Project: Connecting Language Learning and Creativity through Art

Rai Farrelly

Rubina Gasparyan

15.30 – 16.00

Ninel Gasparyan

Design Project: Teaching English through Dance

Rai Farrelly

Rubina Gasparyan

16.00 – 16.30

Arus Shahinyan

 

Design Project: Movie-Based EFL Learning

Rai Farrelly

Catherine Buon

16.30 – 17.00

Serine Sahakyan

Design Project: Teaching English through Tourism

Rai Farrelly

Rubina Gasparyan

  

April 25, Fr: 9:30 – 11:00 and 14:30 – 17:00 (PAB 113W)

 

9:30 – 10:00

Tamar Adourian

Thesis project: Teachers Professional Development in Armenia

Dr. Rai Farrelly

Ms. Rubina Gasparian

10:00 – 10:30

Sevan Adourian

Thesis project: The Impact of Self Assessment in Learning English as Foreign Language in Armenia

Dr. Rai Farrelly

Ms. Rubina Gasparian

10:30 – 11:00

Kristine Petrosyan

Design Project: Teaching Folktales Integrating Language and Culture in an EFL Classroom

Rai Farrelly

Catherine Buon

14.30 – 15.00

Rimma Papazyan

Design Project:  Grammar Games for 6th Grade Public School Students in Armenia

Catherine Buon

Liliana Edilyan

15.00 – 15.30

Christine Verdyan

 

Design Project: Grammar Activities for Adult Intermediate Level

Irshat Madyarov

Catherine Buon

15.30 – 16.00

Karine Avetisyan

Thesis project: Podcasts and Blogging for Autonomous EFL Learning

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

16.00 – 16.30

Lilit Manvelyan

Thesis project: Co-Teaching in the EFL Classroom: Teacher and  Learner Perspectives

Rai Farrelly

Catherine Buon

16.30 – 17.00

Hasmik Bisharyan

Thesis project: The oral feedback and learner uptake in EEC and Extension

Rai Farrelly

Catherine Buon

  

April 28, Mon: 15:00 – 17:00 (PAB 133W)

 

15.00 – 15.30

Sime Balyan

Design Project: Creative Writing course for EFL learners

Rai Farrelly

Liliana Edilyan

15.30 – 16.00

Narine Gevorgyan

Thesis project: Practicing Speaking through Voki, Voxopop and VoiceThread

Irshat Madyarov

Rubina Gasparyan

16.00 – 16.30

Manik Minasyan

Design Project: Teaching English through Drama

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

16.30 – 17.00

Astghik Hakobyan

Thesis project: The effect of subtitled TED talks on students’ listening comprehension.

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

  

April 29, Tue: 14:00 – 16:30 (PAB 113W)

 

14.00 – 14.30

Christine Goroyan

Design Project: Integrating Documentary Films and Environmental Education through English

Rai Farrelly

Rubina Gasparyan

14.30 – 15.00

Anahit Arakelyan

Design Project: In-service Teacher Training on new Technologies in EFL

Irshat Madyarov

Catherine Buon

15.00 – 15.30

Nelli Adamyan

Thesis project: Professional Profiles of EFL Teachers in Rural Armenia

Rai Farrelly

Liliana Edilyan

15.30 – 16.00

Sirush Vardazaryan

Thesis project: Problems of implementing collaborative learning in Armenian public schools

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

16.00 – 16.30

Ani Soghomonyan

Thesis project: The Impact of Podcasts on Listening Skills

Irshat Madyarov

Catherine Buon

  

April 30, Wed: 15:00 – 17:00 (PAB 113W)

 

15.00 – 15.30

Hripsime Karapetyan

Thesis project: Textual borrowing practices and Academic Integrity in institutions of higher education in Armenia.

Rai Farrelly

Rubina Gasparyan

15.30 – 16.00

Mariam Khachatryan

Thesis project: Montessori Pedagogy and its Implementation in AUA Pre-school English Program

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

16.00 – 16.30

Katarine Gyulumyan

Thesis project: Armenian Parents’ Attitudes Towards Foreign Language Schools in Armenia

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

16.30 – 17.00

Parandzem Badalyan

Thesis project: How Psychological Factors Contribute to EFL Acquisition Process in Adult Classrooms in an Armenian Setting

Irshat Madyarov

Liliana Edilyan

 
 

MA Thesis Defense: Direct Written Feedback on Grammar

Congratulations to Maria Torikyan on the successful defense of her MA TEFL Thesis, held on June 18, 2012: “The Effect of Teacher Written Direct and Indirect Feedback on EFL Learners’ Written Grammar Accuracy” (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Liliana Edilyan, Alexan Simonyan) For more information, refer to the Abstracts.

MA Theses Defenses: Video-based songs and vocabulary acquisition; Computer games and EFL achievement

Congratulations to the following students on their successful MATEFL Theses defenses that took place on May 18, 2012:Marine Miskaryan:  “The Impact of Using Video-based Songs in Target Language on Learners’ Vocabulary Acquisition” (Thesis Committee: Catherine Buon, Melissa Brown, Alexan Simonyan) byTina Abovyan “The Effect of Using Online Language Games on EFL Learners’ English” (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, […]

Successful Thesis Defense: “Authentic Animated Films and listening skills”

Congratulations to Hasmik Hakobyan on the successful defense of her MA TEFL Thesis, held on April 5, 2012: “The Effect of Authentic Animated Films on Young Students’ Listening Comprehension” (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., Rubina Gasparyan, M.A.) For more information, refer to the Abstracts.

Successful Thesis Defense: The Impact of Screen Captured Audio-Recorded Corrective Feedback on Students’ Writing Performance”

Congratulations to Adelina Khachaturyan on the successful defense of her MA TEFL Theses, held on January 18, 2012: “The Impact of Screen Captured Audio-Recorded Corrective Feedback on Students’ Writing Performance” (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., Rubina Gasparyan, M.A.) For more information, refer to the Abstracts.

Successful Thesis Defenses: Blogging for idioms; Mobile phones for listening; Speaking through graded readers

Congratulations to the following students on the successful defense of their MATEFL Theses, held on January 13, 2012   “A Case Study on Armenian EFL Learners’ Use of Mobile Phones for Listening Activities” by Arevik Nersisyan (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Liliana Edilyan) “Developing Speaking Skills through Reading Graded Readers” by Hermine Hovhannisyan (Thesis Committee: Catherine […]

Successful Thesis Defense: Computer games with preschoolers; Vocabulary acquisition; Preschool EFL – survey study; Project-based learning

Congratulations to the following students on the successful defense of their MATEFL Theses, held on December 16, 2011: “The Impact of Authentic Materials on Vocabulary Acquisition” by Hripsime Shabunts (Thesis Committee: Catherine Buon, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., and Rubina Gasparyan, M.A) “The Effect of Project Work on Students’ Language Achievement” by Anush Adamyan (Thesis Committee: Catherine Buon, Ph.D., […]

Successful MA Thesis defenses: writing & blogging; storytelling & speaking; instructional vs. authentic video; wiki & business vocabulary

“The Influence of Blogging on EFL Learners’ Writing Fluency, Accuracy and Complexity” by Karine Vardazaryan (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., and Melissa Brown, M.A) “The Effectiveness of Instructional vs. Authentic Video Materials for Developing Listening Comprehension Skills” by Gayane Shabunts (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., and Rubina Gasparyan, M.A) “An Implementation […]

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Congrats to Karine Baghdasaryan, Tatevik Zargaryan, and Gayane Gabrielyan on the successful defense of their MATEFL Theses, held on October 4, 2011: “The Impact of Digital Storytelling on EFL learners’ Speaking Skill” by Karine Baghdasaryan (Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph.D., Alexan Simonyan, Ph.D., and Rubina Gasparyan, M.A) “The Effect of Voki on EFL Learners’ Speaking Skill” by Tatevik […]

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Congratulations to Anna Movsesyan, Anna Bayburdyan, and Syuzanna Torosyan on the successful defense of their MA TEFL Theses: “The Impact of Note-taking on Learners’ Listening Comprehension Skills” by Anna Movsesyan (Thesis Committee: Dr. Catherine Buon, Dr. Alexan Simonyan, and Ms. Liliana Ediliyan) “The Impact of Formative Assessment on EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Enhancement” by Syuzanna Torosyan (Thesis […]

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