DEP Hosts first Student Research Conference

The Department of English Programs (DEP) held its first Student Research Conference on June 8, 2012.  The Conference was open to all graduate students in Armenia in the fields of teaching languages and foreign language education.  The event was entirely organized and coordinated by MA TEFL students under the leadership of Meri Nasilyan, 2nd year student in the DEP, with help from a team of current 1st and 2nd year DEP students.  Sixty graduate students from American University of Armenia (AUA), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, and Yerevan State Linguistic University (after V. Brusov) gave talks and attended presentations on Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL, and TESL.  After this initial success, the DEP hopes to hold this conference on an annual basis every spring.

Prof. Simeon SlovacekMeri Nasilyan
Manoogian Hall audienceDEP SRC Volunteer Organizers

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.


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