MELANYA GRIGOR ASTVATSATRYAN
22.03.2019

Head of Chair of Foreign Language Teaching Methodology, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor 

astvacatryanmelanya35@aspu.am

Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor/ Chairholder of the Chair of Romano-Germanic Languages and their Teaching Methods
of the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan

EDUCATION
2007 - Full Member of the Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences, RF
1989 - Doctoral Dissertation Defence at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (RF, Moscow), Scientific Degree of a Doctor (Dr. habil) of Pedagogical Sciences in the specialization “Foreign Language Teaching Methodology”
1983 – 1986 – Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (RF, Moscow)
1972 – Candidate Dissertation Defence at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (RF, Moscow), Scientific Degree of a Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (PhD)
1968-1972 - Postgraduate Studies at the M. Torrez State Institute of Foreign Languages (Moscow)
1965-1968 – Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages after V. Brusov, Faculty of the English Language
1959-1964 - Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philology, Department of Romance-Germanic languages, German

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
Методика обучения пониманию глагольных префиксальных дериватов немецкого языка при чтении текстов (на первом курсе языкового вуза).
Дис.канд.пед.наук, М., 1972. /13.00.01
2.Обучение иностранному языку в условиях подвижного субординированного
билингвизма ( на примере немецкого языка в армянской школе).
Дис. д-ра пед.наук, М.,1988./ 13.00.01

WORK EXPERIENCE
2012 - Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan,
Chairholder of the Chair of Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
1997- 2012 - Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov,
Chairholder of the Chair of Pedagogy and Language Teaching Methodology
1986 – 1997 - Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages after V. Brusov, Associate Professor at the Chair of the German Language
1972-1983 - Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages after V. Brusov, Associate Professor (afterwards Chairholder) of the Chair of Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
1977 – 1983 - Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages after V. Brusov, Dean of the Faculty of the English Language (concurrently)

COURSES
Communicative language competence,
European language Portfolio
Multilinguadidactics
Eurodidactics

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

During the last 15 years I have been working on the following problems:
theory and practice of foreign language teaching methodology
various methodological issues related to teaching/learning in primary and secondary school (as an author of articles, textbooks, teacher handbooks, reading books, learner dictionaries and as a coauthor of foreign language curricula)
the development of the national conception of the specific features of foreign language teaching/learning in the field of pre-service and in-service teacher training under the conditions of bilingual and multicultural education
the development of new textbooks, handbooks and teacher training programmes in accordance with the specifics of the national educational system
European Language Portfolio.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

Since 1980 I have taken part in congresses and conferences in Armenia and abroad organized by:
• The Council of Europe
• European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)
• Association of the Teachers of German
• Goethe Institute
• IREX
• Project Harmony
• AWO Heimatgarten
• Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Armenia
• British Embassy
• Moscow State Linguistic University
• Yerevan State University (YSU)
• Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov (YSLU)
• Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan (ArmSPU)
I am author of more than 160 publications, including:
• 2 monographs
• 6 collective monographs
• articles
• curricula for schools, textbooks, handbooks, dictionaries

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Primary School Development and Teacher Training Programme of IREX.
1998 – 2006
1999, February-May
1999 – 2006 – Participation in the Primary School Development and Teacher Training Programme of IREX, Research at the George Washington University in the USA.
Project implementation group member in Armenia.

The Project “The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Comprehensive Schools” of the “Project Harmony” organization.
2004, March-April
2004 – 2005 – Participation in the Project “The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Comprehensive Schools” of the “Project Harmony” organization.
Research at the Kent State University in Ohio, the USA
Project implementation group member in Armenia.

Language Education Policy Projects of the Council of Europe
Since 1998 I have been taking part in a number of projects on language education policy of the Council of Europe:
• Language Education Policy of the Council of Europe
• European Language Portfolio
• Language Education Policy Profile
• Alignment of the Foreign Language Standards with the European Levels.

SCIENTIFIC AND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

• Head of the Specialized Pedagogical Committee 020 HAC for granting scientific degrees at the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan of the Republic of Armenia
• Chairperson of the German Language Commission at the National Institute of Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia
• Honorable professor of the Abilay Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan
• Armenian Expert of the “European Language Portfolio” project
• Participant of the Curriculum Alignment of the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe
• President of the Armenian Association of German Teachers
• Member of the International Association of German Teachers
• Director of the Reintagration Center ( RECEA – AWO HEIMATGARTEN) at the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan of the Republic of Armenia

AWARDS

2005 – Movses Khorenatsi Medal
2010 – YSLU Medal “For Long-term Diligent Work”
1985 - Medal for Excellent Work Performance

LANGUAGES: 
Armenian
Russian
German
English


 

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