Welcome to English for Specific Purposes Conference

at ITMO University,
St. Petersburg, Russia

October 16-18, 2019

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* Registration will be open in April 2019

The Conference is devoted to the vital issue of adapting ESP teaching methods to today’s student profile. Participants will discuss contemporary trends in ESP, as well as available ESP teaching methods. Our hands-on workshops will provide a valuable opportunity to gain practical knowledge in dealing with multiple challenges of teaching English to students of various majors. Participation in the Conference will be especially beneficial for university teachers and professors teaching English in non-linguistic institutions.
The participants will receive certificates of participation.

5 reasons to visit

  • 20+ hands-on workshops and sessions on the relevant ESP topics
  • 15+ leading experts in the field
  • Ample networking opportunities
  • 200+ participants
  • The most tasty snacks during coffee-breaks in the field =)

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals which cover any aspects of the following areas:

  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Academic Writing
  • New Technologies
  • Digital Learning

NB! Travel expenses of speakers from other cities might be covered!

Registration fees

Information on registration fees for October 2019 will be available in April 2019

Registration will be open in April 2019


Yulia V. Ryabukhina

Associate Professor, Head of the Foreign Languages Department, ITMO University, Russia

Maryam Reyhani

EMI Coordinator, ITMO University, Russia

Antonina Puchkovskaya

Head of Digital Humanities Lab


Program for October 2019 will be available in March 2019.

Presentations from 2018 Conference could be downloaded here.




View more pictures from our conference in 2018 here