Plenary Speakers

Mr. Todd Vidamour:
has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Chicago; has had a priveledge of working with ESOL profesionals in 10 different countries; 16 years of Foregn Language education experience (fo rthe last several years primarly in teacher training and programme development/administration); is a Senior English Language Fellow (U.S. State Dept./Georgetown Univ.) based in Novosibirsk; at the moment is conducting workshops and seminars with local educators in Siberia. Ms. Edit Nagy :
worked for the British Council in Hungary for twelve years; managed ELT projects : In-Service Project, the ESP Project and the Examinations Reform Project; has recently joined the Language Technology Unit of the Languages Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; has experience in establishing and managing large-scale projects, setting up professional networks and working with professional organisations.

Dr. Lyudmila Kuznetsova

Project Co-ordinator and Trainer for RESPONSE project (Russian Education Support Project on Specialist English), British Council, Russia, April 2001 to 2005; Teacher trainer since 1996 with experience of work with international groups of participants (e.g. Course Tutor, International Hornby Summer School for university teachers of English in Karachi, British Council, Pakistan, July 2005); IELTS, FCE, CAE, BEC, PET, KET examiner – Cambridge ESOL Centre; Regional Co-ordinator for North-West Russia, Foreign Languages Board, MGU, Ministry of Education of RF; Head of Russian-German Master’s Degree Programme Studies in European Societies, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University; Associate Professor, teacher of English for Academic Purposes, lecturer on EFL/ESP Methodology and Intercultural Communication, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

Prof. J. Charles Alderson

Professor of Linguistics and English Language Education Degree: MA (Oxford), PhD (Edinburgh)

Prof. Olga Leontovich

Professor and Chair of Intercultural Communication Department of Volgograd State Pedagogical University. Author of over 100 publications, including monographs, textbooks, and dictionaries; Member of the Coordination Committee of the Russian Communication Association