Featured Alumni

Narine Mkhitaryan, CTEFL, 2021

English language instructor, 'Global Bridge' Educational Institution

  • Narine Mkhitaryan was an educational module coordinator and English language instructor for the grant project "Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program for post War Veterans", funded by US Embassy, administered by American Councils for International Education in 2021.
  • She is an English language instructor for wounded and disabled war soldiers and volunteers at "Mtqi Zark" NGO.


Lilit Adilkhanyan, MATEFL, 2022

Mentor in local public schools with Republican Pedagogical-Psychological Center (RPPC)

  • Lilit Adilkhanyan Won the 1st prize in the program "Empower Her" with AGBU in November 2022.
  • She has launched her language center "EduCAT" in Sevan as of November 2022.


Sona Adamyan, MATEFL, 2022
  • Self-employed
  • English language teacher at “Im Aybuben” preschool college
  • Sona Adamyan is the winner of the eTwinning National prize competition in the 0-6 age category with the project “Vegstigators” that took place on June 15, 2023.
  • She is also the winner of the “Best Teacher” of the Year annual competition by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of the Republic of Armenia (October, 2021).

Tatevik Barseghyan, MATEFL, 2021

English teacher at “Ayb” high, middle, and elementary school

  • Tatevik Barseghyan was the winner of the Contest of Professional Expertise for English Language Teachers of Armenia-Cambridge Assessment English in 2021.
  • She got TKT Band 4 Certificate from Cambridge Assessment English.


Angela Diloyan, MATEFL, 2019

Homeroom Teacher at Quality Schools International Yerevan (QSIY)

  • Angela Diloyan has successfully implemented a Speech and Debate program at QSIY that incorporates interactive methodologies and elements. This approach enhances students' engagement and motivation and significantly improves their language proficiency levels. 
  • Additionally, at QSIY she serves as the Communications Committee Lead for the schools accreditation process.


Ammar Mahmoud, MATEFL, 2019

Tutor at Kathleen Jones Writing Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and at The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA)

  • Ammar Mahmoud worked at the American University of Armenia then at the American University of Kurdistan after that.
  • He is now a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Margarit Gevorgyan, MATEFL, 2018
  • EFL Instructor, at Open Education, American University of Armenia 
  • English Teacher & Online Teacher Community (OTC) Facilitator, at British Councils Armenia 
  • International Programs Coordinator and ESP Trainer, at Yeremyan Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Margarit Gevorgyan got published as a co-author in an International Journal of TESOL Studies.
  • As of 2019, she has been involved in different teacher training and language teacher education projects implemented by the American University of Armenia in collaboration with UNICEF and KZNAK; the British Councils Armenia and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA; the American Councils for International Organization Armenia and U.S. Embassy.  

Mher Davtyan, MATEFL, 2016
  • Founding director of NorArar Education NGO, an organization focused on advancing foundational literacy development to transform education through the power of reading
  • Education Program Development and Evaluation Expert at GOALS Armenia
  • In 2020, Mher Davtyan was honored with the prestigious Chevening Award by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to pursue his MA in Educational Leadership at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education.
  • In 2021, he received the UK Study Alumni Award in the category of Social Action from the British Council for his extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of others through education.

Svetlana Ghukasyan, MATEFL, 2016

Deputy Head of Education at European School in Armenia

  • Svetlana Ghukasyan leads the Education Department of one of the leading schools in Armenia.
  • She supervises 52 teachers of different subject matters.

Tamara Galoyan, MATEFL, 2013
  • Assistant Research Professor in the School of Education and Founding Co-Director of Education, Learning, and Brain Sciences (E -LaBS) Research Collaborative at Drexel University
  • Research Consultant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University
  • Tamara Galoyan’s research is multidisciplinary and lies at the intersection of Learning Sciences, STEM education, cognitive sciences, and digital technologies. 
  • She has authored more than 30 publications and has received internal grants and research excellence awards in recognition of her research that integrates evidence-based practices in STEM education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology to support learning, retention, and transfer of learning across formal and informal learning environments.

Hasmik Kyureghyan, MATEFL, 2012

Co-founder and CEO of Paradigma Educational Foundation

  • Hasmik Kyureghyan published an article in a top peer-reviewed international journal while pursuing a PhD in Education from UCL Institute of Education and designing internationally award-winning educational resources for history education.
  • She led a comprehensive research study of the Teacher Management System in Armenia.

Meri Nasilyan-Lowe, MATEFL, 2012

Course Director for Digital Pedagogy at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Meri Nasilyan-Lowe is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) – recognised in 2022.
  • She is the lead researcher for IBM P-TECH curriculum impact study.


Addeh Hovassapian, MATEFL, 2011

Country Director Armenia, British Council Armenia

  • For a period of 8 years, Addeh Hovassapian led on teacher and educator policy reform and development programmes delivery in Armenia, while steering and managing mult-iyear projects for South Caucasus, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
  • He is currently the director of the British Council Armenia branch, leading and steering its cultural engagement portfolio including English, Education, Arts and Culture programmes.