On November 24, the opening of the EMI Center was held at State University of Shirak within the National Awareness Days of the Erasmus+ SMARTI project.
Hovik Melkonyan, SMARTI project SUSh coordinator, and Hasmik Matikyan, lecturer at the “Chair of Foreign Languages and Literature”, conducted a test (piloting) of the educational modules “EMI Quality Assurance” and “EMI Research and Writing Skills” in the newly opened EMI center with modern technical equipment.
About eighty-five lecturers and students from both SUSh and other universities operating in Gyumri participated in the opening of the Center and the courses. During the training, participants were introduced to the main principles and features of the Center’s work quality assurance, as well as and research writing.
At the end of the training, the participants filled out appropriate questionnaires in the online format, which will present their level of satisfaction, recommendations and observations with the organizational activities of the workshop, as well as with the content and delivery of the mentioned modules. Considering the latter, the second piloting of the presented modules will be conducted in February 2024.
The activities carried out during the opening of the Center and the workshops were covered on SUSh official website and social networks.