Alexey Konobeiev, PhD, Editor-in-chief, Titul Publishers. Alexey Konobeiev has taught various English courses at Tambov State University, Russia and designed a delivered a non-credit course at Iowa State University, the USA. For the past 10 years Alexey has been conducting EFL methodology workshops for teachers in most regions of Russia as part of his work for Titul Publishers - Russia's only publishing house specializing in EFL textbooks and materials. Alexey's webinars attract hundreds of teachers from Russia and CIS countries. Alexey is also the author of a series of English learning books and aids for preschoolers.
Alexey Konobeiev will be giving a plenary talk on Lifelong learning and ELT in Russia: from teaching preschoolers to ESP courses for adult learners.
Professor, Doctor of Education, Professor of the Department of International Professional and Scientific Communication, Tambov State Technical University, Tambov
Professor Milrood is the author of a number of English language coursebooks published by Prosveschenie, Express Publishing. He has published over 300 academic books and articles in Russia, USA, UK, Israel, Macedonia, etc.
Radislav Milrood chaired the English Language Department at Derzhavin Tambov State University for 30 years. In 2013, he started working at Tambov State Technical University, where he reads ESP courses to graduate students.
Chair of the Interdisciplinary Department of English at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Russian-British university), Moscow
Dr Irina Korotkina is Chair of the Interdisciplinary Department of English at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Russian-British university), and associate professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. She is author of over 50 scientific papers and seven coursebooks on ESP, EAP and online education. Her recent book "Academic Writing: process, product and practice" (2015) applies international academic writing methodology to the Russian language and educational context. Irina’s expertise in academic writing is based on her teaching and research experience in the field since 1998 and previous editing and translating experience in various fields of science and technology. Irina is in charge of the rubric “Academic Writing and Research Competences" in the journal "Higher Education in Russia", gives seminars and workshops around Russia and cooperates with writing centers of the Higher School of Economics and MISiS.
PhD in Linguitstics, Asociate Professor, Moscow State Social University, Moscow
Svetlana Suchkova is a teacher of English, the British Council teacher trainer,
Cambridge ESOL speaking examiner, and an author of a number of EFL course books
for Russian university students. She holds a degree in philology; currently, she
is an associate professor at Russian State Social University, Moscow. She has
participated with presentations in numerous national and international conferences,
edited Scopus-indexed The Journal of AsiaTEFL. She also served as the director of Samara Academic Consultancy Centre. She is a member of the Management Board of Russian Consortium of Writing Centers. Her areas of expertise are academic writing, public speaking, and teacher training.
Department Head and Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Communication, the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS", Moscow
Lilia Bondareva graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University where she studied cross-cultural communication and modern languages. She then undertook research on the image of Russia in the US press and received a PhD in Political Science.
Lilia is Deputy Head of Council at the Russian Union of Young Scientists, Russian non-governmental organization, where she is responsible for coordinating international cooperation programs. In 2010-2011 Lilia served as a Board Member of Eurodoc (The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers) responsible for external communication.
Lilia Bondareva has chaired the Department of Russian and Foreign Languages and Literature since 2010, successfully implementing innovations in the ELT curriculum. She has completed professional development courses on blended learning, teacher training, academic management and course design. She is an alumnus of the U.S. IV leadership. Lilia is a member of National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) with a special interest in ESP issues.
Yulia Ryabukhina started her career at ITMO University, St. Petersburg in 1981 as an English teacher. In 1991, she got a PhD degree in History of the English language after studying for 2 years as a Visiting Student at the University of Oxford, the UK. Since 2015, she has been the head of Foreign Languages Department at ITMO University, St. Petersburg. Her research interests encompass history of the English language, methods of teaching Russian and foreign languages. Yulia Ryabukhina delivers lectures and seminar courses of English and French for Academic and Specific Purposes, special course in Business English and Business French. She teaches L2 course for students of Refrigeration, Food Engineering, Food Technologies, Air Conditioning, Cryogenics, Economics and Ecological Management, IT Lasers and Photonics.
Assistant Professor of English at the Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, USA
Natalia Knoblock is an Assistant Professor of English at the Saginaw Valley State
University in Michigan, USA, where she teaches a variety of courses including the
foundational composition classes geared toward non-native speakers of English. Her
research interests lie in ESL pedagogy and second language acquisition. Some of her
recent publications related to that area of inquiry are "Two Models for Teaching ESL
Developmental Readers in College: A Question of Effectiveness" (2016) and "L2 Writer in
a First-Year Writing Class: Bringing Together the Support Network" (forthcoming).
She has also done projects in political and cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics,
and discourse analysis.
Dmitry Nikitin, PhD in Philology, director of The Dmitry Nikitin School http://dnschool.ru/, the author of the ELT blog http://nikitindima.name/. Dmitry has been working as an English teacher and teacher trainer for secondary schools, universities and private language schools both in Russia and abroad. He is currently running his own private school along with conducting teacher training courses and workshops on management in ELT.