MA TEFL Members Participate in GlobELT 2015: An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language

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YEREVAN, Armenia – Lilianna Edilyan, MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Lecturer at the American University of Armenia (AUA) and Tamara Galoyan, MA TEFL alumna, recently presented their papers at GlobELT 2015: An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language, in Antalia, Turkey. The purpose of the conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from different countries to share their research and experience. Over 120 presentations were made.

Edilyan presented her paper entitled “Extending a Task-Based Lesson into a Project-Based Learning,” while Galoyan presented her paper on “The Relationship between Types of Engagement with Digital and Social Media and the Armenian High School Students’ Motivation to Learn English.”

Of the conference, Edilyan stated, “Participation in an international conference of this scale undoubtedly contributes to our professional growth and increased awareness of the current trends in English Language Teaching, which leads to better integration of the language knowledge, skills, and abilities as an additional language for personal communication needs in real life situations both inside and outside of the school setting.”

Participation in the conference was made possible through the generous support of the AUA’s Center for Research in Applied Linguistics and 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. 


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