2013 Student Research Conference

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On June 7, 2013, the MA TEFL program at AUA held the Second Student Research Conference. Twenty-four graduate students from Yerevan State University, Armenian – Russian (Slavonic) University, and American University of Armenia presented their papers and posters in the field of TEFL/TESL, Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics. 

AUA provost, Dr. Dennis Leavens, gave the opening address at this conference. 

The event was  organized by current MA TEFL students and coordinated by Gohar Goroyan, a 2-nd year student in the MA TEFL program.  

TIME

TITLE

PRESENTER

LOCATION

9:30-10:00

REGISTRATION

Manoogian     Hall

10:00-10:05

OPENING REMARKS

Manoogian Hall

10:05-10:45

Plenary Speech:

Words, Meaning, and Mind: Making Sense of The The

 

Denis Leavens,

AUA Provost

Manoogian Hall

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

11:00-11:30

An Insight into Linguistic Universals

 

 

Shushanik Melik-Adamyan

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University 

PAB 413W

Teaching in Large Classes in an English-Medium University

 

Tamar Kabassakalian

American University of Armenia

PAB 414W

11:45-12:15

Challenges EFL Learners Face while Reading Interactive Fiction 

 

Mane Sargsyan

American University of Armenia

PAB 413W

Developing Materials for Teaching Conversational English with Films

 

Kristina Rshtuni

American University of Armenia

PAB 414W

12:15-13:45

LUNCH BREAK

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

AUA Cafeteria &

Artbridge Café

Akian Art Gallery

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

13:45-14:15

Grammatical, Linguistic and Structural Peculiarities of English Political Newspaper Articles

 

Mari Gasparyan

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University 

PAB 413W

The Role of Games in FLT 

 

Tatev Gyurjyan

Yerevan State University

PAB 414W

14:30-15:00

The Relationship between Engagement in Digital Media and Armenian High Schoolers’ Motivation to Learn English

 

Tamara Galoyan

American University of Armenia

PAB 413W

The Importance of the Knowledge of Cross-cultural Communication

Anna Ayrapetyan

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University 

PAB 414W

15:00-16:00

COFFEE BREAK

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Akian Art Gallery

CONCURRENT SESSION

16:00-16:30

Teaching English in Rural Armenia: AUA MA TEFL Graduates’ Perspectives

 

Ryan McGohon

American University of Armenia

PAB 413W

Culture in the Translation of Phraseological Units

 

 

Nika Mooradian

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University 

PAB 414W

16:30-16:45

CLOSING REMARKS

Manoogian Hall

 

POSTER TOPICS:

TITLE

PRESENTERS

Students’ Opinions about the AUA English Enhancement Program

 

Hripsime Karapetyan and Serine Sahakyan

American University of Armenia

Use of Moodle in the AUA Academic Writing Course

 

 

Lilit Manvelyan and  Sirush Vardazaryan

American University of Armenia

Armenian Children’s Perception of English language cartoons

 

Kristina Petrosyan

American University of Armenia

Homework in an Armenian Public Elementary School

 

 

Sevan Sarkis Adourian and Tamar Sarkis Adourian

American Universitty of Armenia

Attitudes Towards Group Work Among AUA Students

 

Nelli Adamyan

American University of Armenia

Using popular literature in EFL classrooms: Harry Potter and EFL

 

Hripsime Balyan

American University of Armenia

Academic Writing Course: To be or not to be?

 

Arus Shahinyan, Ninel Gasparyan and Mariam Davtyan

American University of Armenia

Oral feedback and learner uptake in EFL Intermediate-Level classrooms

 

Hasmik Bisharyan and Christine Goroyan

American University of Armenia

 

 

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