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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...
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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...
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Successful MATEFL Thesis defenses: note-taking, formative assessment, games

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:...
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Thesis defense: Predictive Validity of iBT and PBT and Test-takers’ Attitudes

Congratulations to Addeh Hovassapian and his Thesis Committee on his successful defense of an MA Thesis “Predictive Validity of TOEFL iBT and PBT and Test-takers’ Attitude”. Thesis Committee: Catherine Buon, Ph.D. (advisor), Alexan...
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Rolling admission for new applicants

Our Department is still accepting applications for the coming Fall 2011 cohort as part of the rolling admission. For those interested, refer to: The links under Academic Programs on our DEP website (on your right), and AUA Admission page Our Contact page...
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