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Full Title: Teaching English for Professional Purposes

Location: Tambov, Russia
Start Date: 15-Nov-2013 - 15-Nov-2013
Contact: Natalia Gunina
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Tambov State Technical University, Publishing House 'Prosveshcheniye' (Russia), publishing house 'Express Publishing' (the UK) organize the international conference, which will focus on theoretical and practical problems of teaching English in continuing professional education.

Problems to be discussed:

- Modern methods of ESP teaching
- Training of ESP teachers
- English for specific purposes as the subject of linguistic analysis
- Information and educational technology of teaching English for specific purposes
- Developing and piloting new ESP teaching materials
- Specificity of English language teaching undergraduate students
- Teaching ESP to undergraduate students
- Teaching ESP to postgraduate students
- Integration of learning English and mastering professional activities.
- English language skills to raising the competitiveness of university graduates in the labor market
- Developing learners' skills (abstract, presentation, scientific paper, etc.)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.3221

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