Welcome to English for Specific Purposes Conference

at ITMO University,
St. Petersburg, Russia

October 16-18, 2019

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS CLOSED!

Thank you for coming!

#ITMOesp

ITMO University invites you to participate in the Third International Conference “More than ESP”. The Conference is devoted to the vital issue of adapting English for Specific Purposes teaching methods to today’s student profile. “More than ESP” traditionally gathers participants from multifaceted spheres, both academic and business. Our hands-on workshops will provide a valuable opportunity to gain practical knowledge in dealing with multiple challenges of teaching ESP to students of various majors.

In 2019 the Conference will be devoted to the links between content and language. Participation in the Conference will be especially beneficial for university faculty staff members teaching English in non-linguistic institutions, as well as for those using English-Medium Instruction. EL professionals employed in private language schools will also find participation useful and rewarding.

International participants will get a personalized invitation letter from ITMO in order to obtain Russian visa. The participants will receive certificates of participation.

The Conference is held with financial support of Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

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 is closed

See you at the More than ESP conference!

Registration fees

  • Pre-Conference workshops, October 16: 1000 RUB
  • Main conference days*, October 17-18: 1500 RUB
  • Networking Reception, October 17: 750 RUB

Registration fee for the participants includes access to all sessions, program, abstract book in PDF format, all printed material of the Symposium, refreshments as specified by the program of the event

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS CLOSED!

Thank you for coming!

EXPERTS OF 2019 CONFERENCE

Ann Mabbott

Professor Emeritus, Hamline University, USA

Tom Wiseman

Director of Studies, English Connection, Russia

Jolanta Rutkowska

EFL Lecturer, Jagiellonian Univeristy, Poland

Erzsébet Csibi

Pearson Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

Izabela Bakota

EFL Lecturer, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Yulia V. Ryabukhina

Associate Professor, ITMO University, Russia

Maryam Reyhani

EMI Coordinator, ITMO University, Russia

Antonina Puchkovskaya

Head of Digital Humanities Lab, ITMO University, Russia

Johanna Campbell

EL Fellow, ITMO University, Russia

Mira Grönvall

Head of Degree Programme, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Tord Talmo

Associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Yulia Skugarova

Associate Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of Representative Office Cambridge University
Press ELT, Russia

Irene Maksymjuk

Senior Lecturer, Boston University, USA

Program

October 16, wednesday

Pre-conference workshops (separate ticket)

9:30 - 10:00

Column hall

Registration

10:00 - 12:35

Concurrent workshops

Room 3220

Jolanta Rutkowska

Using authentic materials in developing specific purposes courses and enhancing students’ autonomy – practical examples EFL Lecturer

Jagiellonian Univeristy

Room 3229

Izabela Bakota

How to motivate students in a Legal English classroom – a communicative approach to the teaching of Legal English EFL Lecturer

Jagiellonian University

Room 3414

Ann Mabbott

What Content Instructors in EMI Classes Need to Know about Language

Professor Emeritus, Hamline University

12:40 - 13:40

Break for lunch

13:40 - 16:15

Concurrent workshops

Room 3307

Johanna Campbell

Developing ESP courses when we don’t know the “SP”

EL Fellow, ITMO University

Room 3220

Mira Grönvall

How to re-design teaching?

Head of Degree Programme, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room 3229

Irene Maksymjuk

What needs to be covered in a needs assessment?

Senior Lecturer, Boston University

Room 3414

Tord Talmo

iLike handheld devices in the language classroom

Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

October 17, thursday

Conference day 1

9:00 - 10:00

Column hall

Registration

10:00 - 10:15

Assembly hall

Opening Ceremony

10:15 - 11:00

Assembly Hall

Keynote speech by Ann Mabbott

Comparative Analysis of EMI Methodology at Different Age Levels – from Elementary to Tertiary

Professor Emeritus, Hamline University, USA

11:00 - 12:15

Assembly Hall

Panel discussion

From ESP to EMI: how to support students and teachers through the transition

Moderator: Maryam Reyhani

12:15 - 12:45

Coffee break

12:45 - 13:45

Concurrent Sessions

13:45 - 15:00

Break for lunch

15:00 - 15:45

Assembly Hall

Keynote speech by Erzsébet Csibi

E-learning in Higher Education - Trends and Practices

Higher education and professional education, Pearson Central and Eastern Europe

15:45 - 16:45

Concurrent Sessions

18:00 - 20:00

Networking Reception (separate ticket)

October 18, friday

Conference day 2

10:00 - 10:45

Assembly Hall

Keynote speech by Mira Grönvall

How to tie up language learning to core competence and create a motivational learning environment

Head of Degree Programme in Business Information Systems, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

10:45 - 12:00

Assembly Hall

Panel discussion

Digital tools for ESP teaching: lifehacks and best practices

Moderator: Tord Talmo

12:00 - 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 - 13:30

Room 3220

Roundtable discussion

Challenges of teaching English at a tertiary level

Moderators: Jolanta Rutkowska & Izabela Bakota

12:30 - 13:30

Concurrent sessions

13:30 - 14:45

Break for lunch

14:45 - 15:45

Concurrent Sessions

15:45 - 16:30

Assembly Hall

Closing plenary by Tord Talmo

Associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

16:30 - 17:00

Assembly Hall

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View more pictures from our conference in 2018 here