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AUA to Hold 4th Student Research Conference

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) will be holding the 4th annual Student Research Conference (SRC) on June 12, 2015. The conference is organized by the Center for Research in Applied Linguistics and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Christine Coombe.

The Student Research Conference is a unique student-led conference that showcases the research and scholarly activity of current and recent students in linguistics and applied linguistics. The mission of the SRC is to acknowledge the instrumental role of research in early academic development and celebrate and foster scholarly research conducted by students.

Proposals are accepted on any topic related to linguistics. Only current undergraduate or graduate students and alumni who graduated in 2014 are eligible to send their proposals. The deadline is April 19, 2015.

Keynote speaker Christine Coombe has a Ph.D in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently on the English faculty of Dubai Men’s College. She is the former Testing and Measurements Supervisor at UAE University and Assessment Coordinator at Zayed University. 

Coombe is co-author of “A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners” (2007, University of Michigan Press), and co-editor of Assessment Practices (2003, TESOL Publications), Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness in EF/SL Contexts (2007, UMP), Language Teacher Research in the Middle East (2007, TESOL Publications), Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning (2008, UMP) Applications of Task-based Learning in TESOL (2010, TESOL Publications), The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment (2012, Cambridge University Press) and Reigniting, Retooling and Retiring in English Language Teaching (2012, University of Michigan Press). Coombe’s forthcoming books are on research methods in EF/SL and life skills education.

Christine has lived and worked in the Arabian Gulf for the past 22 years. In this capacity, she has served as the President and Conference Chair of TESOL Arabia and as the founder and co-chair of the TESOL Arabia Testing Special Interest Group who organize the Current Trends in English Language Testing (CTELT) Conference. Christine is also the founder and chair of the TESOL Arabia Leadership & Management SIG.

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.

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