Craig Thaine

Ken Hyland

Ben Knight

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
DETAILED PROGRAMME
The streaming video will be available soon!
Key Details:
Date:  23 November 2017
Talk time: 13:50-14:40 (Moscow time)
Live stream: Watch this talk as it happens at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEbnfXsoevU
Recorded video: A recording of the talk will be available till Thursday following week.
Key Details:
Date:  24 November 2017
Talk time: 10:20-12:10 (Moscow time)
Live stream: Watch these talks as they happen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYsxpJV5GJo
Recorded video: A recording of the talks will be available till Friday following week


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (23 NOVEMBER, 2017)


Chaz Pugliese
How can I motivate my students? You need a GPS!

This session draws from a study I conducted with my university students.  I will suggest that students can be motivated if the teacher pays sufficient attention to the group processes, promoting acceptance,  creating a feeling of palpable belonging, an environment that is psychologically safe.

M. Hancock
“Teaching Tonicity”

Tonicity is a speaker’s use of stress to focus a listener’s attention. It’s an aspect of pronunciation which is often neglected, but is crucial in getting meaning across. In this session we will look at ways of presenting and practicing this important skill in the language class.

A. Volchanskaya
“Integrating Arts and Humanities subjects into language training”


Man, to use the words of anthropologist Clifford Geertz, is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. And language is the needle, the bobbin and the shuttle we all use on a daily basis to weave the intricate tapestry of culture we live in. The question is how does one approach the ‘weaving’ task in a second language classroom?


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M. Overstreet
“Teaching Multimedia Composing in PowerPoint via a “Workshop Model”

Though we all use Microsoft PowerPoint, few know that it can be used to combine text, sound, images and video to create engaging, stand-alone multimedia presentations.  In this workshop, the speaker will present an assignment sequence in which students create multimedia presentations in groups using PowerPoint.

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REGISTER FOR PRE-CONFERENCE TALKS

Ben Knight
Our past or their future?  What are we preparing our students for?

Ken Hyland
Is academic writing becoming more informal?

Craig Thaine
New Zealand Teachers’ Perspectives on EAP


ESP/EAP COURSE DESIGN AND MATERIALS

Olga Fedicheva
Business English Language Program @ Sberbank:
New Challenges in Language Learning


Lyudmila B. Kuznetsova
ESP course books published in Russia and digital natives:
Are they compatible?

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Alexander Mzhelsky
Publication Ethics: Review, Cases and Practical Suggestions

Andrew Moskalev
Medical Writing- Formal and Informal Guidelines for preparing a Biomedical Paper

ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Elena Belyaeva

EMI MOOCs’ comparative analysis

Magnus Gustafsson

A little learning is a dangerous thing - EMI, the language problem,
and challenges with faculty training courses 


TECHNOLOGY TALKS

Marina Kladova
How to Create Engaging Digital Content: Trends, Procedure and Metrics

Beata Walesiak
Mobile pron apps for Android

Jeffrey Kuhn
Designing for Engagement: Project-Based Learning with Technology


MORE INFORMATION ON PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS
SPECIAL EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH ITEFL PRONUNCIATION SIG
ACADEMIC WRITING TALKS AND EVENTS


IMPORTANT DATES

Date Deadline/Activity
25 July, 2017 Registration opens
17 October, 2017 Abstract submission deadline
23 October, 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance
23 October, 2017 Notification of presentation/workshop schedule
10 November, 2017 Complete programme available
16 November, 2017 Provisional programme available
18 November, 2017 Registration for conference and pre-conference events closes
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENTS
20 November, 2017 Pre-load day for all the presentations to be tested
23 November, 2017 Pre-Conference Events
24-25 November, 2017 Conference

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