2nd International Conference
Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives
17-19 October / 2019
Academic Writing Conf
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Conference Venue: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)


This conference aims to promote a more systematic approach to writing center pedagogy in Russia and to gain collective insights on different perspectives of collaboration

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We invite the best to share their experiences
About the Conference
The Association of Academic Writing Experts "National Writing Centres Consortium" (NWCC) is inviting academic writing experts, directors of writing centers, writing mentors, editors
and a wide range of passionate ESAP/ EAP/ERPP teachers to participate in the 2nd International conference Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives.
The NWCC Conference is a collaborative platform for academic writing specialists, researchers, and journal editors, where they can share best practices, exchange ideas and effective strategies for teaching/learning academic writing. We do hope that the Conference will facilitate the development of academic and research writing at the university level and beyond, disseminating knowledge about teaching methodology for writing
and writing centre pedagogy.
Raise awareness of best practices and international standards of writing centers.
Create a favorable environment for scholarly communication between editors, researchers, and writing specialists.
Enhance further professional growth of Russian academics.
We invite participants to discuss the following questions:
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
The University of Adelaide Adelaide (South Australia)
Dr. Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research communication skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with international research students and their supervisors, including in the University's internationally recognised Integrated Bridging Program (1995-2008).
Her current research and teaching interests lie in developing, evaluating and delivering appropriate collaborative pedagogies to enable scientists and language specialists together to assist inexperienced authors in getting their research published in the international refereed literature.

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and don't miss the opportunity to register to the Training course for early-career researchers 'Writing a Research Article for International Submission'

Professor of English and Director of Second Language
Writing at Arizona State University
Paul Kei Matsuda is Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing. Former President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, he has also served as the founding chair of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus.
Paul has published widely on various topics on language, writing
and professional development in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications.

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Coordinator, The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research
Jackson State University, Jackson
Mississippi (USA)
Tatiana Glushko grew up in Russia and taught English at Amur State University.
Since she moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue her graduate degree, she has been working in the writing center, first as graduate peer tutor and then as coordinator.
When she works with students and faculty, Tatiana approaches tutoring academic writing as conversation, in which being an attentive reader and listener is more important than being a good writer.

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Head of the Office of Academic Development / Development of Academic Competences Unit at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Svetlana Suchkova directs the Academic Writing Center at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She holds a degree in philology. She is a teacher of English, a teacher trainer, an expert in Cambridge exams, and the Board member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers.
Svetlana authored and co-authored several textbooks for university teachers and students, among them English for Academics series published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the British Council. Her areas of expertise are academic and research writing, public speaking, and teacher training.

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IMRAD – Curse or Bless for Academic Writing in Russia?
Dr, Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Deputy Director for Research, School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
Irina Sviderskaya is co-author of more than 50 publications in Russian and international scientific journals. Her research fields are tree-rings, dendrochronology, botany, mathematical modelling
in biology.
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ELT Freelance Consultant & Trainer,
Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
Irina Titarenko has been involved in teacher development and TEFL consultancy for over 30 years as a teacher trainer, materials designer and project manager. She worked with the British Council in Russia from 1996 till 2007 leading on a range of projects in ELT, Arts, Science and Education.

Сontextual Definiteness and the "Dialogic We" in Scientific Communication
Researcher in the Institute of Law and Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (Ural Branch)
Thomas Beavitt Currently working as a Researcher at the Department of Foreign Languages, Institute of Law and Philosophy, Russia Academy of Sciences (Ural Branch).

A new theoretical approach to teaching English article use (zero, indefinite, definite) in scientific communication to ESL and EAP students is presented. The approach consists in the identification of emerging contextual definiteness in the form of a "dialogic WE" consisting in the implicit and – as developed as part of a dialogic communication process – explicit knowledge shared between writer and reader or speaker and interlocutor.
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Developing and Assessing Writing Skills at C1 and C2
Cambridge Assessment English teacher trainer
Claire Barnes has been working as a teacher and teacher trainer for over thirty years. She is currently based in Moscow where she works as a teacher and a CELTA trainer for a large private language school (BKC-IH). In addition, Claire enjoys presenting and running workshops for teachers on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English.
learn more about CLAIRE BARNES

In this workshop, teachers will establish and clarify the assessment scales that are applied to the writing component in C1 Advanced (CAE) and C2 Proficiency (CPE).

These criteria will be applied to some sample scripts and this will give teachers hands-on practice in assessing their own students' written work. In addition, a focus on activities will be incorporated that will help the learners to develop their writing skills.
The NWCC will host the event, giving the participants space for plenaries, themed sessions, workshop/interactive presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, Q&A stations, and posters.

Speakers have to register online and submit a brief description of the topic (up to 70 words) and an abstract (up to 300 words) by September 1, 2019, which will be peer-reviewed. The selected candidates will be announced by September 15, 2019.

Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS), which is an international peer-reviewed journal launched by the National Writing Centres Consortium.

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University) "MIPT"
Address: 9 Institutskiy per., Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, 141701, Russian Federation
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) located in cozy town Dolgoprudny. It is about 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Moscow city center. Address: 9 Institutskiy per., Moscow Region, 141701, Russia
Organizing Committee is happy to help you to arrange your accommodation for the period of the Conference. Please pay attention that we only can help you with booking process but you will have to pay all the costs by yourself.
Below are the options we have available for you in Dolgoprudny and the nearest area.
The cost of a standard room is approximately 50 eur (3500 Rubles) (breakfast included) per night.
Please note: The number of rooms is limited!
Address: Dmitrovskoe Shosse, estate 171, Moscow,
Phone: +7 (495) 937-06-70
eb: http://www.himv.ru/en/
House of Scientists - a small hotel complex in Dolgoprudny consisting of two-storey houses, united patio. It offers 25 standard rooms in European style.
Address: Pervomayskaya St. 18, Moskovskoe shosse St. 3Dolgoprudny
Phone: +7 (495) 408-80-51, +7 (495) 408-69-54
Web: https://www.nethotel.ru/en/
Hotel SK-ROYAL - new hotel category "four star", built with the most modern technologies and standards. 25-storey hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Ring Road and the Dmitrov highway, 10 min. from Dolgoprudny and 30 minutes from Sheremetyevo Airport. It offers 160 rooms of different categories.
Address: Dmitrov w., 163a, Building 2, Moscow,
Phone: +7 (495) 988-54-85
Web: https://sk-royal.ru/
MIPT Guest house
MIPT Guesthouse. It is located just crossing the street from the conference site. We can book for you a bedplace there; the cost will be around 15 eur per night (no breakfast included). Please let us know before 30 September that you want to choose this option. Please note: The number of rooms is limited!
E-mail: info@nwcc-consortium.ru
Phone: +7 (498) 744-65-67, +7 (903) 713-54-0
Travel Information
How to get to MIPT from the Airport
From Sheremetyevo (We strongly recommend you to choose at Sheremetevo airport, because it is in the closest vicinity to MIPT and Dolgoprudny):
1. Take an Aeroexpress train to the Belorussky rail terminal;
2. Take a suburban train from the station "Belorussky vokzal" to the "Novodachnaya" or "Dolgoprunaya" stations.
Or you can take a taxy directly at the airport (from 600 Rubles)
From Domodedovo:
1. Take an Aeroexpress train to the Paveletsky rail terminal;
2. Take a subway train from the Paveletskaya station (brown line) to the Novoslobodskaya station. Transfer to the Mendeleevskaya station and get out at Savelovskaya station;
3. Take a suburban train from the station "Savelovsky vokzal" to the "Novodachnaya" or "Dolgoprunaya" stations.
Or you can take a taxy directly at the airport (from 1500 Rubles)
From Vnukovo:
1. Take an Aeroexpress train to the Kievskiy rail terminal;
2. Take a subway train from the Kievskaya station (brown line) to the Novosloboskaya station. Transfer to the Mendeleevskaya station and get out at Savelovskaya station;
3. Take a suburban train from the station "Savelovsky vokzal" to the "Novodachnaya" or "Dolgoprunaya" stations.
Or you can take a taxy directly at the airport (from 1100 Rubles)
How to get to MIPT from Moscow
By train:
From Metro stations "Savelovskaya" or "Timiryazevskaya" ("Savelovsky vokzal" or "Timiryazevskaya" railway) take a suburban train routed from Moscow (see timetable). It takes you approximately 25 minutes.
By Bus:
From Metro Station "Hovrino", take bus or minibus #368 to the last stop ("Dolgoprudnaya" station) (~25 minutes);
From Metro Station "Altufevo", take minibus #545 or #456 C to "MFTI" stop (~40 minutes);
From Metro Station "Skhodnenskaya", take bus #472 to "Dolgoprudnaya station" stop (~60 minutes).
MIPT Campus
MIPT Campus is located within Dolgoprudny town. All the university buildings, dormitory and the facilities are situated close together. Campus is easily accessible from all directions.
You can find the campus map and the description here.

Academic Writing conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with a thriving, growing and exciting community. We invite you to participate in the creation of this unique event through financial contributions and associate your brand with this high-level conference.
To become a sponsor, please, contact info@nwcc-consortium.ru
impressions from the last year conference
Tatiana Putilovskaya
Thomas Bernard
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so we are happy to answer your questions.
E-mail: info@nwcc-consortium.ru
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