MA TEFL Graduates Present at 7th World Conference on Educational Sciences

image001YEREVAN, Armenia – From February 5-7, 2015, Mariam Khachatryan and Sona Budaghyan, two recent graduates of the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) program, presented their capstone projects at the 7th World Conference on Educational Sciences in Athens, Greece.

Budaghyan presented her project, titled, “Technology Teacher Training in a Remote Region of Armenia.” Her presentation covered the issues related to designing and implementing professional development programs for teachers on the application of technology.

Khachatryan’s project, titled, “A Look at AUA Pre-School English Program through the Lens of Montessori Pedagogy,” explored the ways the development of children’s initiatives and natural abilities is attained in the AUA Pre-School English Program.

The World Conference on Educational Sciences is an annual event and aims to bring together educational scientists, administrators, counselors, teachers, and graduate students to discuss theoretical and practical implications of learning, teaching, and administration in a scientific environment. This year’s conference attracted over 500 participants.

Attendance was made possible through a generous travel grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.