Միջազգային հարաբերությունների ֆակուլտետ
Faculty of International Relations
The Chair of International Relations was founded in 1990.:
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Amalia M. Babayan

Associate Professor | Department of Diplomatic Service and Communication
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.

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

From Taiwan with Love
2017 | Book
Մենագրություն: Էդիթ Պրինտ: 2017թ․, 324 էջ, Հայաստան, Երևան
Օտար լեզվով բանավոր խոսքի ընկալման հմտությունների ուսուցման մեթոդական ուղեցույց
2014 | Book
ԵՊՀ հրատ., 2014 թ., 24 էջ
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Everyday Conversations. part 7
2013 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2013, 215 pp.
Everyday Conversations, part 6
2013 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2013, 259 pp.
Everyday Conversations. part 5
2013 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2013, 235 pp.
Reader in International Relations and Diplomatic Service
2012 | Book
Yerevan, YSU Publishing, 2012, 530 pp.
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Everyday Conversations, part 4
2012 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2012, 271 pp.
Everyday Conversations, part 3
2012 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2012, 141 pp.
Everyday Conversations, part 2
2012 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2012, 175 pp.
The Case of Case Studies
2011 | Article
Business Issues IATEFL, BESIG, UK, N. 66, 2007, 6-7 pp.
Everyday Conversations, part 1
2011 | Book
Yerevan, Printinfo Publishing, 2012, 289 pp.
Textbook and Present-Day Requirements for Course Design
2011 | Article
Armenian Folia Anglistika, Yerevan, 2011, 94-100 pp.
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Amalia Babayan , Susanna Baghdasaryan
Debates and Interviews
2011 | Book
Yerevan, YSU Publishing, 2011, 262 pp.
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Ուսուցչի ինքնազարգացման խթանումը նրա գործունեության հետազոտության միջոցով
2010 | Article
Վանաձոր, Կրթություն, բարեփոխումներ, հիմնախնդիրներ (հանրապետական գիտաժողովի նյութեր), 2010, էջ 285-292
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Action Research on pronunciation errors and feedback
2009 | Article
IATEFL Research Newsletter, UK, N. 23, 2009, 14-17 pp.
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Action Research as a Path to Self-Development
2008 | Article
Foreign Languages in Armenia (journal), N. 1, National Institute of Education, 2008, 3-8 pp.
Introduction into the Study of Language Transfer in Armenia
2007 | Article
Foreign Languages for Special Purposes, N 6, Երևան, 2007, էջ 93-98
The Ratio of L1 Influence in Pronunciation Errors of Business English Students
2007 | Article
Armenian Folia Anglistika, Yerevan, 2007, 84-91 pp.
Feedback On Pronunciation Errors in Business English Context
2007 | Article
Foreign Languages in Armenia (journal), N. 1, National Institute of Education, 2007, 11-17 pp.
My Topic Encyclopedia
2006 | Book
Yerevan, Edit Print Publishing, 2006, 420 pp.
Discourse Build-up on Business English Crossroads
2006 | Article
Humanising Language Teaching (HLT), www.hltmag.co.uk (Pilgrims Publishing). UK, issue 3, May 2006
Pocket Dictionary of Business English Pronunciation
2006 | Book
Yerevan, Macmillan Armenia, 2006, 320 pp.
Input in Second Language Acquisition
2004 | Article
Foreign Languages in Higher Education, YSU Publishing, Yerevan, 2004, 193-203 pp.
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Guidelines to Teaching one of the Basic Business Skills – Presentations
2002 | Article
Studies in Foreign Languages and Literature, vol. 11, Yerevan, 2002, 187-196 pp.
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Promoting Language Awareness for Business Communication
2002 | Article
FLSP YSU Publishing, Yerevan, 2002, 25-34 pp.
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Yet Another Old and New Type of Exercise
2002 | Article
Business Issues IATEFL, UK, N.2, 2002, 6-7 pp.
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Talking Business?
2000 | Book
Yerevan, Noyan Tapan Publishing, 2000, 292 pp.
ESP & Problems of High School in Armenia
1999 | Article
Papers of the Conference on Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes, Yerevan, 1999, 23-25 pp.
Հաղորդակցության ոչ-բառային միջոցները օտար լեզուվի դասավանդման ընթացքում
1995 | Article
Օտար լեզուները բարձրագույն դպրոցում (գիտական աշխատությունների ժողովածու), Երևան, 1995, էջ 190-196
Teach Yourself English (a self-study textbook for Armenians)
1991 | Book
Yerevan, Tigran Mets Publishing, 1991, 624 pp.
Մայրենի լեզվի դերը օտար լեզվի դասավանդման մեջ
1990 | Article
Օտար լեզուներ և արտասահմանյան գրականություն (գիտական աշխատությունների միջբուհական հանդես), պրակ 6, Երևան, 1990, 30-36 էջ
English for Philologists
1985 | Book
Yerevan, YSU Publishing, 1985, 180 pp.