cfp: Conference on LSP and Specialised Translation Skills – Moscow

The Organizing Committee of theAnnual International Conference on LSP Teaching and Specialized Translation Skills Training in Higher Education Institutions (LSP & STST) is pleased and honored to invite you to take part in the Conference to be held at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, on April 8-10, 2014.

Ways to participate

  • on-line session with video presentation
  • on-site participation (sessions and posters)
  • publication of abstract/ article in the conference proceedings book (with ISBN)

Conference site http://web-local.rudn.ru/web-local/kaf/rj/index.php?id=40&p=1812

Conference Focus
The Annual International Conference on Language for Specific Purposes Teaching and Specialised Translation Skills Training in Higher Education Institutions will bring together teachers, researchers and professionals from all over the world to exchange, discuss and develop their ideas on the general topic of foreign language teaching and learning in a multicultural world. The conference program will offer many opportunities for contact between various professionals, specialists and practitioners. The event will consist of a three-day program with a large number of papers, workshops and panel discussions.

Key Topics

1.Global Issues in Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Multilingualism and Language Education

Barriers to Foreign Language Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors)
Government Policy issues in respect of multilingualism in Higher education
Organizational, legal and financial aspects
Digital Divide
Ethical issues in Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training
Managing Cultural Diversity in Foreign Language Classroom
2. Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training: New Trends and Experiences

Language Education practice trends and issues

CLIL: present and future
Experiences in University-based Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Community interpreting (Challenges, practices, MA programs)
Life-long Language Skills Training

Adult education and Vocational training
Transferring disciplines across Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Assessment of Foreign Languages and Translation/Interpreting Skills
Examination, Assessment Policies and Grading methods
Student Selection Criteria in interdisciplinary approach to Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Training Specialised Translation Skills

Language for Specific Purposes Teaching: New paradigms, challenges and solutions

Corpora and LSP /Translation/ Interpreting Skills Training

3.New Challenges to Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

New challenges for the European Higher Education Area
Joint-degree programmes/ University Consortiums for Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities
Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

4. Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Teacher Training

Foreign Language Teacher training and experiences

Translation/Interpreting Teacher training and experiences

In-service training and Professional development of teachers

Human Resource Development
Teacher leaders

5.Curriculum Design

Strategies, Principles and Challenges
Integration of cross-cultural studies in curriculum
Analysing the skill needs of Labour Market
Courses, Tutorials and Labs
Course management
6.Academic experiences and best practice contributions in the field of Foreign Language and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Evaluation and Assessment

University-Industry Cooperation

University/Industry Experiences
Life-long learning experiences
Workplace learning and Collaborative Learning
University/Industry/Government partnership
International Projects

New experiences for the International cooperation
Joint Education and Research programmes
University networks

7.Technology in Foreign Languages and Translation/Interpreting Skills Training

Learning and Teaching Innovations
ICT-based Foreign Languages and Translation Skills Training
Advanced classroom applications and technologies
Online/Virtual Laboratories
e-learning experiences
m-Learning: mobile applications and technologies

MOOC for Foreign Languages and Translation Skills Training
Tablet Computers for Foreign Languages and Translation Skills Training
Blended Learning
e-Tutoring, Training the e-Trainer
Online Assessment
Building Virtual Communities
Web 2.0 and Social Networking: Blogs, Wikis, …
Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia
Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
E-content Management and Development

User-Generated Content
E-content Management and Development. Open Content
e-Portfolios
Knowledge Management

Submissions
The deadline for proposals is January, 1, 2014.
The papers should not exceed 8000 units (5 pages A4 format, Times New Roman,14)
The working languages of the conference are Russian and English but papers in French, Spanish, German are welcome.

Electronic Submissions should be sent in MS Word or RTF format to aaatabekova

All the papers are supposed to pass through the blind peer review procedure. The authors will be informed of the peer reviewing procedure on February,1.

Accommodation
University campus, 2* hotel style double and single rooms, or 3* hotel rooms, 15 minutes walk from the University, hotels in the city center
Social events
Official dinner
Bus tour ( upon request)
The Organizing Committee is ready to arrange an official invitation for you to the conference.

The conference fee is 100 euros.

Anastasia Atabekova

Full Prof Anastasia Atabekova, EULITA Associate Member

Head of MA in Legal Translation and Interpreting, Head of MA in Translating and Interpreting for Public Services and Institutions

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Miklukho Maklay st., 6, office 225, 117198, Moscow, Russian Federation

Tel/Fax +7 495 434 27 12, Cell phone +7 903 133 39 07

http://www.youtube.com/user/LAWLANGUAGEPFURRUDN , http://web-local.rudn.ru/web-local/prep/prep_96/


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