Welcome to English for Specific Purposes Conference

at ITMO University,
St. Petersburg, Russia

April 8-9, 2021

Registration

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ONLINE!

#ITMOesp

ITMO University invites you to participate in the International Online 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 workshops will provide a valuable opportunity to gain practical knowledge in dealing with multiple challenges of teaching ESP to students of various majors.

In 2021 the Conference will be devoted to the transition from the classroom to the workplace. During the hands-on sessions and plenaries, the participants will consider the topic from three angles: from the viewpoint of the students, the teachers, and the employers. We will discuss the following questions: how exactly will the skills that we teach the students help them to be successful in their future careers? What kind of skills will the students need in terms of the English Language? What techniques, methodologies, and tools have proven to be effective for teaching these skills?

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.

5 reasons to visit

  • Hands-on workshops and sessions on the relevant ESP topics
  • Leading experts in the field
  • Ample online networking opportunities during speed networking sessions
  • 200+ participants
  • Access to the recordings of the conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline for submission of proposals is March 8, 2021.

We invite you to submit proposals for the 45-minutes interactive hands-on online session, to be presented at the Conference.

Successful proposals should cover any aspects of the following areas:

  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • English for Academic purposes
  • Digital Learning
  • Teacher Development

Registration fees

  • Online participation on the days of the Conference, April 8-9: 399 RUB
  • Online participation on the days of the Conference, April 8-9 + two months of access to all conference recordings: 499 RUB

EXPERTS OF 2021 CONFERENCE

Maryam Reyhani

EMI Coordinator, ITMO University, Russia

Antonina Puchkovskaya

Head of Digital Humanities Lab, ITMO University, Russia

Anastasiia Nikulenko

Head of the Foreign Language Training Center, ITMO University, Russia

Program

April 8, Thursday

10:00 - 10:10

OPENING CEREMONY

10:10 - 10:55

KEYNOTE SPEECH

10:55 - 12:10

PANEL DISCUSSION

12:10 - 13:10

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

13:10 - 13:55

BREAK

13:55 - 14:40

NETWORKING SESSION

14:40 - 15:25

KEYNOTE SPEECH

April 9, Friday

10:00 - 10:05

MEET & GREET

10:05 - 10:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH

10:50 - 11:50

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

11:50 - 12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION

12:35 - 13:10

BREAK

13:10 - 13:55

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

13:55 - 14:40

CLOSING PLENARY

14:40 - 15:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

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Gallery

Selected photos from 2019 Conference