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Rubina Gasparyan
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Rubina Gasparyan, MA, is lecturer at MATEFL CHSS, and Head of the EEC After School English Program. MA AUA (studies towards MA at MIIS, California).
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Lecturer
MATEFL, CHSS
https://tefl.aua.am/
060 61 2739

Room 130W
Teaching hours: Monday 12:30-15:30
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-13:30
Office hours: Monday 10:30-12:30
Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Thursday 13:30-14:30

Center for Research in Applied Linguistics
Research areas: assessment for learning and assessment of learning

Head of the EEC after school English program

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

Education is a tool that empowers us and encourages us to face challenges and solve problems in our attempt to make this world a better place to live.
When you do research because you are interested in a sphere, it is good. When this research comes to serve a purpose that can benefit the society, it is excellent.
Outreach means sharing and caring. I take it as my responsibility as a professional to share my knowledge and experience with other teachers who are standing in the frontier of education and teach our younger generation.

Short Bio:

Rubina Gasparyan graduated from the Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov. Later, she completed her graduate studies towards an MA TEFL at the Monterey (now Middlebury) University of International Studies and received her MA in TEFL in 2001 from AUA. She has been working at AUA since 1992. Currently, Rubina is teaching in the MA TEFL and Gen Ed programs. She is also the head of the EEC after school English program, a CRAL project.

Her major interests are language assessment and teacher training. Rubina has participated in a number of local and international research and assessment projects. She has also presented papers in professional conferences. She has authored and co-authored reports, manuals, and articles in the area of language assessment.

Publications:

Madyarov, I., Movsisyan, V., Madoyan, H., Galikyan, I., Gasparyan, R. (2021). New
Validity Evidence on the TOEFL Junior® Standard Test as a Measure of
Progress. (TOEFL Research Report No. RR-95. ETS Research Report No. RR–21-
19). Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ets2.12334

Gasparyan, R. (2021). Making formative assessment learner friendly. Collated papers
for the ALTE 7th International Conference, Madrid (pp. 162-165). Cambridge:
ALTE Secretariat. URL: https://www.alte.org/resources/Documents/CollatedPapersALTE7thInternationalConferenceMadrid.pdf
Dodigovic, M., Gasparyan, R., Torosyan, S., & Karamanoukian, M. A.Vocabulary size and strategies of English learners inArmenia: What the research says. In Dodigovic, M. & Augustin Llach, MP. (Eds.) Vocabulary in Curriculum Planning: Needs, Strategies and Tools (2020). London: Palgrave/Macmillan. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007978-3-030-48663-1_5    
Galikyan, I., Madyarov, I., & Gasparyan, R. (2019). Student test takers’ and teachers’ perceptions of the TOEFL Junior® Standard test (TOEFL Research Report No. RR-88). Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. https://doi.org/10.1002/ets2.12264
Gasparyan, R. & Halajyan, M. (2014) Assessing Armenian The Companion to Language Assessment, First Edition. Volume IV, Assessment around the world Edited by Antony John Kunnan. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118411360.wbcla028         
Gasparyan, R., Harutyunyan, N. A Self-assessment Component of Student Evaluation. Proceedings of the 9th TESOL Arabia Conference: English: Language Teaching in the IT Age, Vol. 8. (2004). Davidson, P., Al-Hamly, M., Khan, M.A., Aydelott, J., Bird, K. & Coombe, C. (Eds). Language Teaching in the IT Age, Vol. 8. Dubai: TESOL Arabia.                         

An A to Z of Second Language Assessment: How Language  Teachers Understand  Assessment Concepts (2018)  edited by Coombe, C.; Contributor. London, UK: British Council. Available online at                             www.britishcouncil.org/exam/aptis/research/assessment-literacy
Shtemaran: School Leaving and University Entrance Tests (in three volumes). Co-author.  Rabuni 2013 (first edition), and 2014 (second edition), Yerevan
Atoyan, L. (2012). School Leaving and University Entrance Tests. Editor: Gasparyan, R. Krunk, Yerevan
Atoyan, L., Gasparyan, R., Harutyunyan, N. Ten tests: English, editor: Gasparyan, R.  Zangak 2010, Yerevan
A Guide to the English Language School Leaving and University Entrance
Examination (2007, revised in 2008 and 2009). Editor: Gasparyan, R. Center for Testing and Assessment of Knowledge, Yerevan
Atoyan, L., Gasparyan, R., Harutyunyan, N., Muradyan, K. (2007, revised in 2008) From School to University: Preparatory Manual. Macmillan-Armenia, Yerevan
Gasparyan, R., Harutyunyan, N., Muradyan, K., &Topchyan, R. (2005) Armenian Baseline ELT Study Project (Part Two): What Really Happens in the Armenian Secondary School Classroom? AELTA Baseline Team under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, commissioned and managed on behalf of the Ministry by British Council Armenia. British Council Armenia                              
Gasparyan, R., Harutyunyan, N., Muradyan, K., &Topchyan, R. (2003) Armenian Baseline ELT Study Project (Part One): English Language Teaching at Secondary Level in Armenia: An   English Language Baseline Study (Educational year 2001 - 2002). Report prepared by AELTA TESOL Armenia Baseline Team, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, commissioned and managed on behalf of the Ministry by British Council Armenia. British Council, Armenia