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LANGUAGE IN CULTURE and CULTURE IN LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE IN CULTURE and CULTURE IN LANGUAGE

The First MELTA Conference

Moscow

September 25 – 26, 2009

Announcement and Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

This is to bring to your kind attention that MELTA (Moscow English Language Teachers Association) jointly with IGUMO (Institute for the Humanities and IT) is organising a conference on LANGUAGE IN CULTURE and CULTURE IN LANGUAGE to be held on September 25-26, 2009 in Moscow.

The First MELTA Conference LANGUAGE IN CULTURE and CULTURE IN LANGUAGE is organized to meet the needs of EL teachers, but welcomes contributions from academics at all levels. The conference brings together teachers and scholars from across Russia for two days of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Conference Content Areas:

Conference papers and workshop proposals are welcome on a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Cultural Education
  • Language-related Cultural Differences
  • English as International Language
  • Language Instruction and Terminology
  • Teaching English
    • Academic Writing «writing for another culture»
    • Public Speaking speaking to another culture
    • Teaching Literature
    • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
    • Cultural Studies in Foreign Language Education
    • Teachers' and Learners' Reflection on Culture and Identity
    • Language Teaching and Learning Methods (eg. autonomous and cooperative learning, task-based language learning, learner orientation, etc.)
    • Incorporating Cultural Knowledge and Traditions into Education
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Applied Linguistics

The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, section meetings, poster presentations, ELT resources exhibition and social events.

Working languages: English and Russian

Venue: IGUMO

Deadline

  • for Speaker Proposals August 15, 2009
  • for Registration Form September 1, 2009

Contacts:

Phone: (499) 249-06-40 (editorial office newspaper English), 8 903 180-13-82
E-mail: melta@1september.ru, boltneva@mail.ru

REGISTRATION FORM

Return Registration Form to: boltneva@mail.ru Deadline: September 1, 2009

Details of participant:

Last name:

First name:

Patronymic:

Position:

Institution:

City:

Country:

E-mail:

Phone:

Accomodation (Please mark your choice with V)

I need accommodation in Moscow

I do not need accommodation in Moscow

Registration Fees (to be paid on site in rubles)

MELTA members

300 Rub

Non-MELTA members

500 Rub

Students/ Post-graduate Students

100 Rub

Registration fee covers:

  • Conference Participant Package
  • Coffee breaks
  • Wine-and-Cheese Reception

SPEAKER PROPOSAL FORM

Return speaker proposal form to: boltneva@mail.ru Deadline: August 15, 2009

Details of Presenter:

Last name:

First name:

Patronymic:

Position:

Institution:

City:

Country:

E-mail:

Phone:

Details of Presentation:

Title of presentation

(max. 10 words):

Type of presentation:

Plenary talk

Session talk

Workshop

Poster session

Equipment required:

Multimedia Projector

Cassette player

VCR

Other

Time: plenary talk — 30 min; session talk 10 min; workshop 40 min


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