English for Specific Purposes Conference will not be held in April 2023

Stay tuned for updates!

#ITMOesp #MakingBridges

ITMO University invites you to participate in the Fifth International Conference “More than ESP”. The Conference traditionally gathers participants from multifaceted spheres, both academic and business. The event provides a valuable opportunity to gain practical knowledge in dealing with multiple challenges of teaching students with various majors.

Participation in the Conference will be especially beneficial for university faculty staff members teaching English in non-linguistic institutions, as well as for those dealing with English-Medium instruction. EL professionals employed in public schools and private language schools will also find participation useful and rewarding.

In 2023 the conference will be devoted to Making bridges. Throughout our educational and professional paths we always make bridges: between a teacher and a student, a school and a university, between universities within one country and across the globe, between a university and a place of employment. In the three days of the conference we’ll see how to adapt to and exist in this multi-actor system.

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


The Сonference is to be held offline on April 26-28, 2023.

The presentations will cover aspects of the following areas:

  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Teaching English and in English at School
  • Administration of an ESL Department

Sign up for updates and we’ll let you know via email when the early bird registration opens in October 2022!



Maryam Reyhani

EMI Coordinator, ITMO University, Russia


Maryanna Koehring

Business Owner, English for the Job, LLC English Language Specialist, USA


Antonina Puchkovskaya

Head of Digital Humanities Lab, ITMO University, Russia


Dorothy Zemach

ELT teacher trainer, textbook author & editor Macmillan Education, USA

Anastasiia Nikulenko

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


Ben Goldstein

Teacher trainer & materials writer Cambridge University Press, UK


Ida Grbic Ivanovic

Regional Business Development Manager Career‑Focused Education, Pearson, Croatia


Tord Talmo

Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Elis Kakoulli Constantinou

English language instructor, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Partners 2021




Selected photos from 2019 Conference