Language and Literary Studies and Language Education: Contemporary Issues and Solutions

The MCU Institute of Foreign Languages announces the International Scientific Coference ‘Language and Literary Studies and Language Education: Contemporary Issues and Solutions’. The Conference is arranged on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of Professor Olga Afanasiyeva, Doctor of Philology, renowned Russian linguist, researcher and educator.

Professor Olga Afanasiyeva is the author of many English language textbooks serving students at schools, colleges and universities all around Russia. Her professional life Professor dedicated to educating English language teachers, first at Moscow State Pedagogical University and since 1995 at Moscow City University, where currently she is staff member of the English Philology Department.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Alla Schepilova
Director of the MCU Institute of Foreign Languages

Professor Larisa Vikulova
Deputy Director for Research Work and International Affairs

Associate Professor Irina Tverdokhlebova
Department of Methodology of English Language and Business Communication Teaching

Professor Elena Freydina
Phonetics and Lexicology Department, Moscow State Pedagogical University

Associate Professor Vladislav Alpatov
Department of Methodology of English Language and Business Communication Teaching

Schedule

9.00 — 9.45 Registration

10.00 — 11.30 Welcome word and plenary session

11.30 — 12.10 Coffee break

12.10 — 14.40 Reports by sections: 

  • Cognitive Linguistics — Room 106
  • Lexicology and Phraseology: new approaches and research methods — Room 311
  • Culture-oriented Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication — Room 217
  • Methods of teaching foreign languages — Room 316
  • Contemporary Literary Studies — Rooms 110, 308 

14.40 — 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 — 15.20 Workshop “Skillfull reading and writing: helping students find their academic voice”

by Natalia Galanina, senior methodologist at Macmillan Education, Russia

15.30 Conclusions



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