Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics in education at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he has recently moved following 9 years as a professor at Hong Kong university. He has published over 220 articles and 27 books on language education and academic writing and collected nearly 32,000…
Craig Thaine has been involved in ELT for 35 years. He is Cambridge DTEFLA qualified and also has an MA (Hons.) in Applied Linguistics. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in many different countries including Canada, England, Italy, Egypt, Sweden and his native New Zealand. During…
This conference in MISIS has been a remarkable event in teaching English in the Russian higher education context. The talks, workshops, poster presentations and discussions have added so much to my understanding of how the quality of teaching English can be enhanced in the Russian university context. I have talked to the teachers and researchers from different countries and parts of Russia and I am delighted to admit that the conference`s organisers have done a great job by bringing together a great amount of dedicated to their work English teaching enthusiasts, who contributes a lot to making teaching English more effective. I look forward to the next year conference.
Olga Dolganova, ESP Senior Lecturer, MSSES (Russia)- the University of Manchester (UK)
“In ESP/EAP today, we face an ever-growing list of challenges. I firmly believe that the best way to overcome these challenges, and to push the boundaries of what we can achieve inside the classroom and beyond, is by building connections with like-minded professionals, sharing ideas and supporting each other. That’s why events like the ESP/EAP/EMI conference at MISIS are so vitally important. The organisers did a fantastic job of bringing together so many experts and thought-leaders from Russia and other countries, and making the whole event run so smoothly. I was inspired by the professionalism, dedication and creativity of all the teachers I met. It was a pleasure to meet so many great people, and I hope to come back soon.”
“Being a professor of Tambov State Technical University, I was certainly attracted by the ideas voiced in the presentation made by Steve Lever talking about specialization in ELT for the 21st century learner. Critical thinking and academic writing matched very well the context of my everyday work and I am grateful to Tony Prince for sharing his views. I can’t but give my thanks to Dr. Ashley Squires with her insighful description of education by argument. It was a revelation to learn from her that the most fruitful way of proving a hypothesis is to seek arguments that disprove it. It’s really useful to know that the proof of a hypothesis lies in the absence of refuting evidence. This helps to avoid cognitive bias that researchers exercise all too often.”
By Prof. Radislav Milrood,
Tambov State Technical University
“On behalf of my colleagues and myself I’d like to thank the organizers of the 3d International Conference on ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internationalization for the three wonderful days we spent in MISIS in late November, 2016. The conference was a great chance to meet outstanding methodologists and textbook writers with their inspiring presentations on urgent ELT issues. It was a pleasure to spend that time with colleagues from both Russian and foreign universities sharing our best practices and discussing concernes on differentESP/EAP/EMI issues, on modern trends and changes in tertiary education. Hopefully, the 4th International Conference on ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internationalization next year will be the same useful and inspiring!”
“Through our English-taught master’s program in Communications and International PR, the Department of Modern Languages and Communications at NUST “MISIS” has embarked upon the field of English as a Medium of Instruction, EMI. It was extremely useful to discuss EMI challenges with top experts from the UK, Sweden, and other countries. And of course, it was a great honour to share the stage with them at MISIS Communication Hub.”
By Dr. Varvara Danilina, NUST MISIS
“I am a student and for me as a future English teacher the conference was really useful. Such crucial themes as cultural awareness of students, collaborative work and academic writing were discussed. The atmosphere of the conference was so that I felt being a part of this dedicated educational community and I am thankful to the university for providing such an opportunity for students.”
NUST MISIS student
“The workshop “International Clinical Sessions – A New Way to Teach Professional Communication Skills Cross-Culturally” with Jonathan McFarland and Irina Markovina was stimulating and thought provoking.
They shared their experience on organizing clinical sessions between medical professionals from Russia and Spain where they discussed particular patients and their problems. I was really impressed by the interpretation “language is a tool” from a totally different perspective: in medicine as well as in many other fields professional communication should be supported with the adequate language instruments.”
NUST MISiS student