Amalia M. Babayan
Biography
Education
1971 - 1976: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Languages; specialization: English Language and Foreign Literature
1977 - 1979: Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Institute of Literature: postgraduate courses
1975 - 1977: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Social Sciences; sp. Psychology
2000 July-August: International House London, CELTA (Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
2000 June-July: International House London, LCCI Certificate inTeaching English for Business
1988 Sept. - Dec.: Qualification Courses at Ealing College, London
2011 July-August: University of Florida, Institute of U.S. Foreign Policy, U. S.
2018 September-October: Global Diplomacy-Diplomacy in the Modern World (Cert.), SOAS, University of London, Great Britain

Academic Degrees
1984: Ph.D. (Kandidat Nauk of Philology)
1991: Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology

Professional Experience
2010 to date: Associate Professor at the Department of Diplomatic Service and Communication of Yerevan State University
1993 - 2010: Associate Professor at the Department of English Language N.2 of Yerevan State University
1977 - 1993: Instructor of English at the Department of Romance and Germanic Philology of Yerevan State University
1990 - 1996: Head of the English Language Division at the Faculty of International Economic Relations of Yerevan State University
2001 Sept. - Jan.: Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the Armenian National College after Anania Shirakatsi concurrently

Academic Courses
Principles of Diplomatic Intercourse
Basics of the Art of Diplomatic Speech
Diplomatic Correspondence
Technical Translation

Scope of Academic Interests
Materials development and course design
Methods of language teaching
SLA (Second Language Acquisition)
ESP/EAP (English for Specific Purposes/English for Academic Purposes)
Action research
Communicative strategies
Discourse analysis

Grants and Fellowships
2014 August-December: “Taiwan Fellowship” Academic research programme initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan
2014 April: Erasmus Mundus IANUS cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education in Europe
2012 Sept. - Dec.: “Alumni Outreach Grant” U.S. Embassy in Armenia Grant programme
2011 July - August: programme of the U.S. State Department: The U.S. Institutions; U.S. Foreign Policy
2005 - 2007: senior researcher in the project “Peculiarities of the Language Transfer from Armenian in the English Classroom” financed by the State Budget, YSU
2000 July - August: “Targeted Exchange Program” IREX (International Research and Exchange Board) grant project

Languages
Armenian, Russian, English, French (basic)

Professional Memberships
2012 to date: member of the Extended Academic Board of the Faculty of International Relations of Yerevan State University
2000 to date: member of the IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
2002 to date: editorial board member of the journal “Foreign Languages in Higher Education”, Yerevan
2008 to date: member of the Examination Board of Qualification Assessment in English
2011 to date: member of the US Alumni Association of Armenia
2001 – 2010: member of the Academic Board of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of Yerevan State University
1991 - 1996: member of the Academic Board of the Faculty of International Economic Relations of Yerevan State University
1984 - 1989: member of the Academic Board of the Faculty of Philology of YSU

International Conferences
2011 April: speaker at the IATEFL Annual Conference, Brighton, UK
2008 April: speaker at the IATEFL Annual Conference, Exeter, UK
2007 October: speaker at the AASE 2nd International Conference, YSU, Yerevan
2001 November: speaker at the 14th IATEFL/BESIG International Conference, Berne, Switzerland

Awards received
2006: Diploma of Honour granted by Yerevan State University

amalia.babayan@ysu.am

Amalia M. Babayan

Associate Professor | Faculty of International Relations - Department of Diplomatic Service and Communication
 
 

Book

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20 հանդիպում անգլերենի հետ /ինքնուսույց/ | Ուս. ձեռնարկ: Էդիթ Պրինտ, 2018թ․, 368 էջ

Amalia Babayan

From Taiwan with Love | Մենագրություն: Էդիթ Պրինտ: 2017թ․, 324 էջ, Հայաստան, Երևան

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Երկրագիտություն դասընթացի ծրագիր /առաջին օտար լեզու՝ անգլերեն/ | Հեղինակային հրատ., 2016թ․, 27 էջ

Բաբայան Ա., Իսրայելյան Ա.

Օտար լեզվով բանավոր խոսքի ընկալման հմտությունների ուսուցման մեթոդական ուղեցույց | ԵՊՀ հրատ., 2014 թ., 24 էջ |

A. Babayan

Everyday Conversations. part 7 | Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2013, 215 pp.
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Article

A. Babayan

The Case of Case Studies | Business Issues IATEFL, BESIG, UK, N. 66, 2007, 6-7 pp.

Amalia Babayan

Textbook and Present-Day Requirements for Course Design | Armenian Folia Anglistika, Yerevan, 2011, 94-100 pp. |

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Ուսուցչի ինքնազարգացման խթանումը նրա գործունեության հետազոտության միջոցով | Վանաձոր, Կրթություն, բարեփոխումներ, հիմնախնդիրներ (հանրապետական գիտաժողովի նյութեր), 2010, էջ 285-292 |

Amalia Babayan

Action Research on pronunciation errors and feedback | IATEFL Research Newsletter, UK, N. 23, 2009, 14-17 pp. |

A. Babayan

Action Research as a Path to Self-Development | Foreign Languages in Armenia (journal), N. 1, National Institute of Education, 2008, 3-8 pp.
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