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