Welcome to English for Specific Purposes Conference
at ITMO University,
St. Petersburg, Russia
April 4-6, 2018
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 and sessions 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
The topic of ESP Conference 2018 is Motivating Students to Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals.
The participants will receive certificates of participation.
5 reasons to visit
- 25+ 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 =)
Register for the Conference by March 19th to secure the Early Bird rate!
All registered participants will receive invoices on the email address stated in the registration form, which they can use to pay the registration fee.
Pre-conference Workshops, April 4th
500-1000 RUB per workshop
Till March 19th
March 20th - April 3rd
April 4th - 6th
English language fellow at ITMO University. An experienced lecturer, teacher trainer, academic researcher, and curriculum developer
Yulia V. Ryabukhina
Associate Professor, Head of the Foreign Languages Department, ITMO University, Russia
Director of the Writing Skills Improvement Program, University of Arizona, USA
EMI Coordinator, ITMO University, Russia
Moodle Community Educator, UK
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
The theme for this year's conference is Motivating Students to Achieve Their Academic and
You can submit a proposal for an interactive session (90 mins) or submit a paper (up to 1500 words). Successful papers, as well as session abstracts, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
The Session Submission Form may be downloaded here.
Please send your proposals by March 4th to email@example.com
The Paper Submission Form may be downloaded here.
Please send your papers by March 10th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Conference Workshops, April 4th, Wednesday
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 13:00 Concurrent workshops
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Concurrent workshops
Conference Day 1, April 5th, Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30 - 11:30 Opening Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:30 Sessions, part 1
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 - 17:00 Sessions, part 2
19:00 - 21:00 Networking Dinner (separate ticket)
Conference Day 2, April 6th, Friday
10:00 - 11:00 Panel Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Sessions, part 1
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Sessions, part 2
15:30 - 16:30 Closing Plenary
16:30 - 17:00 Certificates
Speaker of the ESP Conference 2016
"Great choice of everything starting from themes of workshops and speakers and finishing with cakes during coffee breaks. Great organizers!"
"Atmosphere was amazing! Discussions were really useful, interesting and informative!"
"All the presenters and speakers were well informed and excellent in their fields."
"Everything was just fine and interesting!! Especially I would like to thank Julia Vladimirovna Ryabukhina for her splendid workshop! I'd like to come to you again!"
" I enjoyed greatly! Like a breath of fresh air! Looking forward to meeting you all again;)"