01.03.2018  |  Санкт-Петербург

More than ESP: Empowering Students to Progress


Dear colleagues!

ITMO University and Macmillan Education invite you to join the Second International Conference in ESP "More than ESP: Empowering Students to Progress" in 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. 25+ 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 institutions.

The topic of ESP Conference 2018 is Motivating Students to Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals.

The call for proposals is open! This year we invite you to submit proposals for an interactive session or submit a paper. Successful papers, as well as session abstracts, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

All attendees will receive certificates of participation.

More information & registration here.
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Conference Plenary Speaker

Lindsay-Warwick1.pngLindsay Warwick
Lindsay Warwick is a teacher, trainer and materials writer. She has been teaching English since 2006 when she started teaching in Japan and then taught in Italy. She is now based in the UK. Lindsay is a CELTA trainer and has delivered teacher development courses for experienced teachers at Bell Teacher Campus in the UK for the last ten years on topics such as train the trainer, using technology in the classroom and British culture. She has also delivered training courses in China, Malaysia and Germany among other countries. Lindsay is co-author of several books including Macmillan's Skillful Reading & Writing 4, the second edition of which is out this year.

Practice doesn’t always make perfect: helping learners develop receptive skills

In this talk, I’ll examine existing receptive skills lessons and consider their effectiveness in helping learners to develop their reading and listening skills. I’ll present some tips for focusing less on practice and more on scaffolding skills development in a lesson. There will be some useful, practical suggestions that draw on the revised CEFR descriptors for reading and listening. I’ll demonstrate using materials from Macmillan’s academic English series Skillful.

Город: Санкт-Петербург