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Friday 28 September 2018

Venue: Moscow Metropolitan Governance University
08:30-09:00 Registration Entrance Hall
09:00-09:10 Conference opening

Vasiliy Fiveiskiy, Rector of Moscow Metropolitan Governance University

Natalia Komissarova, Chair of the National Association of Teachers of English

09:10-10:00 Plenary 1Learning English: Professional Development and Just for

the Fun of  it

Kelli Odhuu, English Language Officer, US Embassy, Russia

The presentation will introduce teachers to free professional development opportunities through The presentation will also help teachers navigate the numerous resources that the site has that the teachers can use to teach.

Friday 28 September 2018 ROOMS
10:00-10:45 Plenary 2Professional qualifications of language teachers: evaluation and assessment

Elena Solovova, PhD, Professor, Head of School  of Foreign Languages at National Research University Higher School of Economics

10:45-11:15 Coffee break   312  Lounge
11:15-12:15 Plenary 3Russian National Examination in English today and tomorrow

Maria Verbitskaya, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Federal Commission on National Examination in Foreign Languages, NATE Honorary Vice-President

12:15-13:00 Plenary 4Start to Finish: My Process for Designing, Submitting, and Presenting an Action Research Project for TESOL 2018

Rachel Koch, expert of the English Language Office, US Embassy, Russia  

During this current session, the presenter will explain a process used to design, submit, and present an action research project at TESOL International earlier this year. Following the explanation, she will review a model to help audience members brainstorm action research projects of their own. Themes of this presentation include reflection, collaboration, adaptability, and dissemination.

13:00-14:00 Lunch   312  Lounge
14:00-16:00 Worldcafé – Poster presentations from NATE Affiliates 205
16:00-16:30 Coffee break   312  Lounge
16:30-17:00 NATE meeting 312
17:00-18:00 Group work 204, 205, 209, 210, 312
18:00-18:30 Group work presentations. 312
Saturday 29 September 2018

Venue: Moscow Metropolitan Governance University, SRETENKA STR. 28 (SUKHAREVSKAYA SUBWAY STATION)
08:30-09:00 Registration Entrance Hall
ROOMS 417 223 523 222 527
09:00-09:45 How to write a compelling conference proposal

Be heard on the professional conference circuit! An effective approach to entering the publishing world is to speak on your expertise. Based on TESOL International Association standards, this discourse reveals the method and practice of writing a title, abstract and summary. Learn what conference proposal reviewers are looking for, and learn how to write material that gets selected. Time permitting, a brief Q&A will conclude the session.

Johanna Campbell is an English Language Fellow, English language Office, US Embassy, Russia

How to create a mobile learning environment for feedback and evaluation

Svetlana Titova, PhD, Vice Dean, Professor of Foreign Languages Methodology Department, School of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Advance and Access blended learning opportunities

Last year NATE group of teachers developed and launched an online platform that offers students different courses in English. The courses were designed specially for Advance and Access programs, were successfully tested and proved to be rather effective. This report focuses on the  opportunities of blended learning that can be organised on the basis of the platform and advantages it offers.

Olga Minina, PhD in Philology, Associate professor, Head of Foreign Languages Department, KOMELTA President

If you want to teach us, you first have to reach us

Natalia Galanina is a Macmillan teacher-trainer and the author of Macmillan video tips on Russian State exam preparation.

Online collaborative story creation: Googledocs case

During 1,5h a group of many collaborates will design and present online one creative project or a story on one webpage based on the sharing and commenting features of Googledocs.

The workshop members should have the Google account and before the workshop, BYOL + wifi/ mobile internet,smartphones with Google Chrom and Google Drive installed.

Irina Vasilyeva, PhD, Associate Professor of BMSTU

ROOMS 417 223 523 222
09:45-10:30 ESP in 36 hours: getting ready for the future research writing (a multi-level approach)

The challenges that every English teacher faces with ESP are low levels and shortage of in-class sessions. The programme at National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” has been devised to help PhD students with all levels of English get to know the conventions of research papers and be able to produce a mini Literature Review. One thinking behind this approach is the potential transfer to AI assisting future research writing.

Lyubov Ponidelko, PhD, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator of  Language Training for Post-graduate Studies

National University of Science and Technology, «MISIS»

Online resources in teaching English

The presentation is devoted to consideration of contemporary online resources in learning  and teaching English both to young learners and adults.

Yulia Semyonova, PhD, Associate Professor of the Chair of Language Theory and EFL Methodology of Kursk State University

Speak like the president: authentic political presidential speeches research in the English classroom

The presenter aims to share the approach of teaching English with the help of authentic political presidential speeches.

Politicians always use various strategies and tactics to achieve their objectives. They are good at positioning themselves, addressing their audience in the most appropriate way, persuading people and etc. That is why using authentic political speeches in the English classroom can improve students` skills of all kinds.

Natalya Ekhlakova is a Senior lecturer at Dostoevsky Omsk State University

Effective communication through developing speech prosody and accurate pronunciation

There is no way to be understood if you mumble something without intonation colouring. On the other hand, we could perceive the intonation pattern as clearly English but fail to distinguish words and phrases.

The presentation features some ways of improving the situation in EL classroom through articulation, intonation and active listening activities. Communication should be positive and effective.

Olga Boltneva is an honoured teacher, teacher-trainer and vice president of Moscow English Language Teachers Association MELTA (Sch 1529 after A.S. Griboedov)

10:30-11:15 Coffee break 417 Lounge
ROOMS 417 223 523 222 527
11:15-12:00 Project work management: addressing the needs of impaired learners of EFL

Project work is presented as a means of developing impaired learners’ intellectual potential and their communicative competence when studying English as a foreign language. The focus of this presentation is on developing educators’ project work management competence in order to increase the achievements of all their students, no matter what their health background is.

Tatiana Makarova, PhD(Pedagogic), Associate professor of the Department of Linguistics and Cross-cultural Studies, Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow City University

Improving students’ performance at the Unified State Examination (ЕГЕ) through critical thinking instructions

The presentation will feature some findings that draw on the analysis of typical challenges faced by the exam takers and reflect on how critical thinking skills instruction can be integrated into exam training schemes and used to enhance preparation for the exam.  There will be practical tips for expanding the traditional exam preparation programme and fostering EFL students’ critical thinking skills.

Evgeniya Kapturova, PhD, Associate Professor at Oryol  State University named after I.S.Turgenev, Head of the Regional Committee of experts on the  Unified State Exam in English

What makes a paper in English accepted

The workshop participants will explore criteria for a publishable paper and learn about the reader expectations at every stage of the pre-publishing process. The presenter will share her experience of editing and reviewing papers for international journals.

Svetlana Suchkova, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Academic Writing Centre, HSE

How to develop emotional intelligence in your classroom

Participants of the presentation are going to look into multiple intelligences theory and its practical impact, then-add emotional intelligence; the theoretical piece will be short and interactive and very soon the participants will be involved into funny emotional activities.  

Tatiana Ivanova, PhD,Associate Professor,

Herzen State Pedagogical University

of Russia, SPELTA President

Building NATE as a powerful CPD platform

Every EFL teacher who attends and participates in different professional events, such as NATE’s ones, is shaping his/her CPD (continuing professional development). What is CPD? What makes effective CPD? How can a professional community contribute into effective CPD? Based on the principles of CPD, the session is oriented around discussions, collaborating, brainstorming and sharing ideas on how NATE and its regional affiliates could build a unique and powerful platform for ELT CPD.

Elena Kirilina, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages, North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk

12:00-13:00 Group work 222, 223, 417, 523, 527
13:00-14:00 Lunch 417 Lounge
14:00-16:45 Group work 222, 223, 417, 523, 527
16:45-17:30 Closing of the conference: feedback & certificates 417 Lounge



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