New MATEFL/ACE teaching internship

The Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program (MA TEFL) and the Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) are pleased to offer a new Teaching Internship for continuing MA TEFL students. The Internship is offered once a year in the fall semester and takes place in Batumi, Georgia. Internship details 2-3 weeks in […]

2012 Balian Award

MA TEFL student Ryan McGohon selected for 2012 Balian Award The Department of English Programs is proud to announce that MA TEFL student Ryan McGohon was selected as the 2012 Balian Award recipient.  Ryan initially came to Armenia from the USA as a Peace Corps volunteer and dedicated two years of his life to teaching […]

Announcing Newly Restructured Certificate in TEFL and Translation at DEP

Streamlined, more condensed, starting this fall 2012, the CTEFL and CTR are for you if you are looking for that extra qualification. CTEFL courses transfer into MA TEFL;  AUA alumni get reduced tuition for CTR. If you have been thinking of applying for these programs, click on these links CTEFL and CTR to find out […]

New Preschool English Program

The Department of English Programs is launching a new English program for children ages 2-5. This program is specially designed for preschool children and capitalizes on their natural ability to pick up a new language in a rich play environment. The English-speaking childcare specialists visit the children in their homes for as many hours as […]

Student Research Conference – June 2012

The Department of English Programs at the American University of Armenia is pleased to announce that it will host a one day Graduate Student Research Conference on Friday, June 8, 2012. Professor Simeon Slovacek of California State University at Los Angeles will be the Plenary Speaker and will give the Conference Opening Address. We would […]

Good news on admission requirements

Dear Students/Applicants –   It is official: the DEP no longer requires the GRE as an admissions test.  Instead, students will take a speaking test that will determine whether or not they need a speaking course. Also worth mentioning is the new iBT (TOEFL) requirement.  The DEP now requires a 79 iBT, as do all […]

Successful MA Thesis defenses: Impact of Digital Stories, Voki, & Role-play on Speaking

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 […]

MATEFL admission updates

If you’re interested in applying to the Department of English Program for Fall 2011, here are some updates for you: The DEP still accepts rolling applications The DEP no longer requires the GRE for MA TEFL applicants Applicants with iBT TOEFL scores between 75-89 may be admitted in the MA TEFL program conditionally A few […]

ILACA Summer 2009

In Summer 2009, the Department of English Programs, American University of Armenia hosted a conference “International Language Assessment Conference in Armenia” ILACA The Conference program consisted of a total of 30 sessions including plenary talks by internationally renown specialists in linguistics: Jared Bernstein “Automated Evaluation of Speaking” James Purpura “Learning-Oriented Approach to Assessing Grammar in […]

Assessment conference, May 21, 2011

On May 21, 2011, DEP hosted a conference “Challenges and Opportunities for EFL Testing and Assessment in Armenia”. This conference was part of a series of events co-sponsored by the Educational Testing Service and the International Language Testing Association, organized by AUA Department of English Programs with the goal of improving English teaching and assessment […]


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