The Magic of Innovation: New Dimensions in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching

Country: Russian Federation

City: Moscow

Abstr. due: 01.01.2016

Dates: 24.03.17 — 25.03.17

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Pedagogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: MGIMO


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd International conference “The Magic of Innovation: New Dimensions in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching” to be held in Moscow on 24-25 March 2017. The conference is organized by the English Language Department of the School of International Relations of the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO University).

Every other year leading Russian and overseas professionals share their ideas and best practices at our conference sessions and seminars, which cover the most topical aspects of modern linguistics, teaching languages, translation and interpretation. Workshops, interactive seminars and round table discussions, including in the “open space” format, attract and bring together a wide audience of teachers, professors, researchers, Master programme and PhD students.

Every year the geographical diversity and the number of participants increase: the year 2015 saw the participation of over 350 scholars from 130 universities and 22 countries.

In 2017 discussions will cover topical issues related to:

    modern approaches in linguistics and their implementation in teaching foreign languages;
    theory and practice of teaching languages at universities (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels);
    translation: practitioners’ and teachers’ perspective
    cross-cultural research: new trends and implications for training specialists whose jobs require foreign language skills

The conference will be organized into the following strands:
1. Modern Text and Discourse Theories
2. Political Discourse Analysis
3. Cognitive and Communication-based Aspects of Linguistics
4. Linguistic and Methodological Aspects of Cross-cultural Communication
5. Foreign Language Teaching: New Approaches in a University Classroom
6. Foreign Languages for Specific and Academic Purposes
7.  E-learning and Distance Learning in Foreign Language Teaching
8a. Translation and Translation Studies in Training Specialists at Universities
8b. Translation Teaching Methods

Conference Web-Site: